Director Tim Burton will revisit the story of “Frankenweenie” — a heartwarming tale about young Victor who conducts a science experiment in hopes of bringing his beloved dog Sparky back to life with unintended consequences.
When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film but due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released back in 1984.
Now Burton’s original vision for “Frankenweenie” as a full-length, stop-motion animated film will hit theaters October 5, 2012.
“Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film and will feature the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, and Atticus Shaffer. Burton has previously worked with four of the actors — Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).