If your beloved dog were to suddenly pass, to what lengths would you go to bring him back?
In Frankenweenie, Young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his dog Sparky back from the dead. Then quickly learns the unintended, sometimes monstrous consequences, of his canine pal getting a new “leash on life.”
At it’s core, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming story about a boy and his dog. Spun with the creatively dark genius of filmmaker Tim Burton in his first animated film for Disney.
Tim Burton on his personal inspiration for the story:
“The reason I originally wanted to make ‘Frankenweenie’ was based on growing up and loving horror movies. But it was also the relationship I had when I was a child with a certain dog that I had. It’s a special relationship that you have in your life and very emotional. Dogs obviously don’t usually live as long as people, so therefore you experience the end of that relationship. So that, in combination with the Frankenstein story, just seemed to be a very powerful thing to me—a very personal kind of remembrance.”
Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white, and rendered in 3D, which takes the classic style to a whole new experience. The film uses stop-motion animation – one of the oldest animation styles, with 24 frames per second of film. As such, over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Find more information on Frankenweenie on it’s official website (warning: dog barking sounds when you open the page – cover your dog’s ears!).
Watch the trailer below and catch Frankenweenie at a theater near you on October 5th!
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