Directed by: Tim Burton
Releasing: October 5, 2012
In Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Twenty-eight years after Tim Burton introduced the world to a little dog brought back from the dead, Frankenstein-style, by his young owner he revisits his original short entitled Frankenweenie and expands it into a full-length feature film. And since it is now 2012, we get a 2D, a 3D, and even an IMAX 3D version of the film! (Just to be different, I had to use the IMAX poster above.)
We have Tim Burton’s usual suspects Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and Martin Landau providing voices, as well as Atticus Shaffer of TV’s The Middle and busy beaver Charlie Tahan bringing Edgar “E” Gore and Victor, respectively, to life. I’m also excited that Martin Short is back in the Burton fold 16 years after Mars Attacks!
I’m actually looking forward to this little film a lot, and I’m seriously considering the IMAX version just to see it in its full glory. I love the fact that it is in black and white, just like the original classic horror film it draws its inspiration from, and I’ve enjoyed all the little shout-outs to other films in the series like The Bride of Frankenstein that show up in the trailer. The weekend of October 5th is going to be a busy one for me with both Frankenweenie and The Perks of Being a Wallflower expanding into my city (finally!), but I’m anxious to see both and since they are so very different it should be an entertaining weekend at the movies.
Frankenweenie is being released by Walt Disney Pictures so there are a lot of links around the web, but here a few to get you started. Be sure to check out the YouTube link below for the whole playlist of Frankenweenie videos that Disney has prepared to get you hyped to see the movie.
Enjoy the show!
Frankenweenie on YouTube
Frankenweenie Official Site – Disney’s official channel for all things Frankenweenie.
Frankenweenie on Facebook
Frankenweenie on Twitter - you can’t skip Twitter when you’re promoting a movie!
Frankenweenie on IMDb.com – for all the official facts, trivia, etc. about the movie.
Frankenweenie on Rotten Tomatoes – reviews are starting to trickle in, so check them out.