July 3, 2012
In 1984, Disney shelved the live action short Frankenweenie as too scary, and fired its young director, Tim Burton. 28 years later, studio and director are on the same page and the film, retooled as a big budget stop-motion feature, is coming to theaters in October. A new full-length trailer premiered last week.
Sparky, the Frankenstein dog, and his poodle Bride are back, along with new characters including a boy with a signature flattop, and Edgar, a creepy Weird-Oh-style hunchback. Voice actors include Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Catherine O'Hara, and Christopher Lee does cameo as Dracula.
Also of interest is The Art of Frankenweenie, a very comprehensive exhibition of the film’s designs, puppets and sets that opened in Barcelona in June and will tour nine major cities throughout the year. Here’s a trailer for the exhibition.