See Footage from Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” in This Featurette

The full-length film opens Oct. 5, but see bits of it here in this short movie-about-a-movie.

Liz Acosta  |  Sep 24th 2012


Just in time for Halloween, Tim Burton’s full-length stop-motion retelling of Frankenweenie is due to hit theaters Oct. 5, and we’ve got a little featurette to whet your appetite.

If you’re not familiar with the original 1984 black-and-white short film, Frankenweenie is the story of a boy who turns to unconventional means to raise his tragically deceased dog, Sparky, back from the dead. But when Sparky gets loose, he unleashes chaos upon the neighborhood.

When Tim Burton originally conceived Frankenweenie, he intended to create a full-length stop-motion feature, but due to budgeting restraints he had to settle for the live-action short we know and love. By returning to this story of love lost and curiously regained, Burton is fulfilling his original vision. 

Check out this featurette for footage from the upcoming film and for behind-the-scenes secrets revealed.

Featuring quirky new characters and a stop-motion animation style reminiscent of The Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie looks like it will be a treat for dog and Tim Burton fans alike.

Do you think you’ll check out Frankenweenie when it comes out in theaters October 5? Better yet: If you could bring a deceased animal friend back over the Rainbow Bridge, would you?

Images via the Frankenweenie Facebook page, where you can find all the latest updates.

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