First official images of Frankenweenie posted online

Tim Burton remakes Tim Burton

What do you do if you're a Tim Burton character and your dog dies? You reanimate it, of course - and the first official images of Victor Frankenstein doing just that to his pet Sparky have appeared online. 
Burton told Entertainment Weekly, which published the images of the stop-motion animation Frankenweenie, that the film is about the enduring story of a child and his first pet. 
“It just tries to keep that idea of a very, simple pure relationship. Mix that with the Frankenstein myth and it causes problems,” he said.  
“It has its good side and repercussions,” Burton added. “Ultimately, we try to go with the slightly more positive aspects of keeping that relationship going.” 
Burton lost his job at Disney for making a live-action short of the same material in 1984. However, that film helped open doors for his career as a director. 
“I don’t know, they got freaked out or something, but they still allowed me to make the film. Even though I was frustrated about the release - or not release of it - it was still a great experience, and did a lot for me, so I couldn’t really complain,” Burton said. 
Frankenweenie opens 5 October 2012. 

Stoked that Burton gets to return to this particular blast from the past? Or did the 1984 short do the job well enough? Get animated in the comments section below!


    • StevePotter

      Oct 27th 2011, 23:46

      I have mixed feelings for this one. While I LIKED The Nightmare Before Christmas, the only reason it was any good was because of Jack. Anything else was either ok or bad. And I simply hate The Corpse Bride, although I seem to be the only one. Still, seeing as how this was an early project, maybe it'll have the same magic as Edward Scissorhands.

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    • jem0013

      Oct 29th 2011, 16:09

      I love Burton's stop motion projects and I'm really looking forward to this one. The live action version was superb so if the flavour of that is retained, and going all out black and white is a great start and a bold move, For me I reckon that "It's aliiiivve!" or it certainly will be.

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    • FBALee

      Nov 3rd 2011, 1:02

      I am beyond excited for this.. I'm just happy that he's doing something original (old original, but whatever) because I think he's gotten a bit lazy with his re-makes. I love his version of Sweeney Todd, but Alice in Wonderland, and even Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, left me a bit cold. I want something uniquely Tim Burton. I adored the short, and I'm confident that he will bring some magic to this as well.

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