Okay fellow Tim Burton fans, it's about time that I share the newest trailer for TB's new stop-motion animated film ... Frankenweenie!
I'm a huge Tim Burton fan so I was thrilled when I heard he was releasing another stop-motion animated gem. The guy has talent for sure and I'm so glad he's helping to keep the art of stop-motion animation alive! I love CGI (Pixar, Dreamworks, etc) but I also really love this type of film making as well.
Here's the incredibly small snippet about the film from IMDB: "Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences."
I love TB and most of his films are premanent fixtures in our home movie library. SyFy recently had a Burton inspired episode of their hit show Face/Off which was really fun to watch, but I want to tackle that in another post since I didn't exactly agree with the winner 100%.
Here are a few interesting tid bits of trivia on ol' Tim & his movie making ways:
* Burton directed the original live action Frankenweenie in 1984 and was then fired by dear old Disney after the movie was completed (they thought it was too scary for young audiences ... how times have changed!) and they shelved the movie.
* Burton as an animation designer on 1987's Amazing Stories, namely ... Family Dog (it was also briefly revived in 1993 but that seems to have been short lived ...)! This was a big hit in my family and we were seriously quoting this show non-stop when it first came out. I have the original VHS but I'm crossing my fingers it'll make it's way to DVD some day. Do you guys remember it too?
* Frankenweenie's main character is named Victor which is also the name of the main character in The Corpse Bride (Victor Van Dort) AND my nephew Victor too! I'm sure he'll be thrilled to realize this when he's older, lol (thanks for reminding me, dear sister!).
* Burton has made seven films with Johnny Depp: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). Johnny Depp is also the godfather of his son Billy Ray Burton. It helps he's easy on the eyes too ...
*All photos courtesty of IMDB