Your favorite creepy movie maker is back! Tim Burton is revisiting one of his very first short films from 1984, Frankenweenie. As you may have guessed by the title, this story is a little lighthearted nod to the 1931 film version of Frankenstein, based off of the Mary Shelly novel. In this new version, Burton is telling the story with stop motion animation with a black and white palette in 3D.
This delightful spectacle is scheduled to come our way October 5 of 2012. Take a look at this clip that takes us behind the scenes at 3 Mills Studios with some of the animators in their creative element!
Frankenweenie is the story of a young boy facing an all too common tragedy: the death of a dear pet. No doubt almost every single one of us can remember a similar loss in our youth. Chances are, however, we didn’t have the creativity or means to bring our little friends back to life. That is precisely what happens in this film, propagating that dark whimsy for which Tim Burton is known.
It’s obvious that it will be a beautiful film no matter what. The amount of attention to detail these artists display is nothing short of awe-inspiring. But will the story hold up to the vision, or will this simply be a series of pretty scenes strung together by an empty plot? It will be interesting to see how this live-action short will translate into a full-length stop animation in 3D. Luckily, they won’t be lacking in the voice actor department. They’ve got Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short to name a few.
Let’s hope Frankenweenie is everything it promises to be. We’ll be looking forward to it in early October, just in time for Halloween!
Are you looking forward to Frankenweenie this Halloween?