Disney has released the first official synopsis for Tim Burton’s upcoming film Frankenweenie. The movie is a remake of a short Burton made as a college student back in 1984. Over 25 years have passed since it was released and he’s got the funds, the time, the energy, and the acting talent to reboot it. Check out the synopsis and cast list below…


From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor 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.

A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

The cast will include Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, and Atticus Shaffer.

Frankenweenie will open in theaters on October 5, 2012.

What do you think of the cast and story for Frankenweenie?