"Frankenweenie": Turning the Classic Horror Story into a High School DramaTim Burton would only agree to direct "Alice in Wonderland" if Walt Disney Pictures, which owned the rights to his 1984 short "Frankenweenie," would permit him to direct a feature-length version of that work. As such stories go, it seems a little too good to be true, considering that "Alice" wound up making a billion dollars worldwide and "Frankenweenie" (2012) probably won't even make 10% of that, but he's Tim Burton and can do pretty much whatever he wants in Hollywood, so it is very possibly true. It is another stop motion extravaganza from the master of stop motion animation, so if you liked "The Nightmare Before Christmas" or "The Corpse Bride," this should be one that you enjoy. Burton has a very distinctive style that best can be called "creepy," so his films are best screened late at night when the wolves are howling in the distance and the moon is full. This is a take-off on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and, as always, Burton puts his own unique spin on the material.
|Victor at the plate|
|The Master at work|
|Elsa - she looks a bit like young Winona, don't you think?|
|Edgar makes for a good Igor substitute|
|Mr. Whiskers and "Weird Girl"|
|Tim Burton and his models|
Below is the "Frankenweenie" trailer: