In the spirit of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, Tim Burton is at it again, bringing his signature style to an all-new, stop-motion animated tale coming to theaters just in time for Halloween. Watch the trailer!
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Frankenweenie was one of Burton's first films, a half-hour, live-action short made in 1984 about a boy who revives his beloved best friend in true Frankenstein style. Now, Burton has returned to his "pet" project with a feature-length, stop-motion version of the movie in classic black and white.
Relative newcomer Charlie Tahan lends his vocal talents as Victor Frankenstein, a young boy who unexpectedly loses his dog Sparky. Determined to bring him back to life, he sets up a laboratory in his attic and manages to stitch him up and reanimate the beloved creature. But when Sparky gets loose, the entire town learns that getting a new "leash" on life can be monstrous.
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Once again, Danny Elfman is on hand to provide the score, and Burton favorites Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow) and Catherine O'Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas) also lend their voices to the project.
Frankenweenie comes to life in theaters October 5.