2012 is shaping up to be a busy year for director Tim Burton, as he is not only wrapping up his cinematic adaption of Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, and producing the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie adaption, he has also directed and is set to release a full-length, 3-D stop-motion remake of Frankenweenie, his 1984 half-hour featurette about a boy and his deceased/reanimated dog. And now, you can feast your eyes on the trailer below.
Bearing a herky-jerky resemblance to Corpse Bride (which makes sense, as Frankenweenie’s animation director, Trey Thomas, was an animator on Corpse Bride), the updated Frankenweenie looks like a cross between Edward Scissorhands and, well, the original Frankenweenie. Check it out:
What do you think? While initially skeptical upon hearing the news that Burton was remaking Frankenweenie (in 3-D, no less), I have to admit, the trailer is pretty entertaining, and looks to contain some of the off-kilter heart and warmth of Burton’s earlier films, along with his morbid sense of humor.
Frankenweenie, the story of a young boy who reanimates his dead dog, features the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and Martin Landau, and is set for release on October 5.
What do you think of the trailer?