Trailer Debut: Frankenweenie

It’s a big year for Tim Burton. Not content with directing Dark Shadows and producing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter alone, he’s also made a feature film out of his early short Frankenweenie.

The original Frankenweenie was made by a young Burton in 1984 while he was working at Disney. Ironically, the studio fired him shortly after for wasting their resources on something too spooky for kids. Almost 30 years later, he’s back at the studio with a full-length, stop-motion-animated 3-D version.

Obviously inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, it tells of an enterprising boy by the name of Victor who brings his deceased dog Sparky back to life.


Frankenweenie features the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short. It hits Australian cinemas October 25, 2012.

Discuss: Glad to see Burton try his hand at stop-motion again?

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