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"Frankenweenie." Photos: Disney
Imagine a heart-warming story about a boy and his dog. Now imagine that same story imagined by Director Tim Burton. Burton, the mastermind of “The Nightmare before Christmas” and “Alice in Wonderland” finally gets to present this tale the way he’s always envisioned it this fall.
Originally, Burton wanted to create “Frankenweenie” as a full-length, stop-motion animated film, but due to budget woes, he instead settled for a live-action short he created for Disney in 1984. At the time, Disney fired Burton for wasting money and creating a short that was too scary for children, the intended audience. Though the short was seen oversees, it wasn’t until 1994 that American audiences received an invitation to see the flick via VHS. Ironically, the very same studio recently green lit Burton’s original vision to be seen in theaters October 5.
Disney describes the new movie this way: “After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Than) harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.” The film features the voices of Martin Landau, Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee, and Catherine O’Hara.
Recently, new pictures of the new flick have been released and the trailer is featured on this page as well. Tim Burton is one of those directors that you never know what you're going to get until you see it. Some of his flicks have been horrible and others have been quite charming with nice moral messages attached. At any rate, this is one to keep your eye on.