Frankenweenie trailer released

Tim Burton has brought his 1984 movie Frankenweenie back to life and we can now have a sneak peak in the recently released trailer.

The kooky director has resurrected the original monochrome short and revamped it into a children’s spooky stop-motion feature, which also has no colour.

Frankenweenie, which features the voices of Winona Ryder (Black Swan), Martin Short (Santa Clause 3) and Catherine O’Hara (Away We Go), is set to reach UK IMAX cinemas this October.

The 3D animation pays homage to the classic Gothic Mary Shelley tale, with references to Igor and the Bride of Frankenstein.

The film has been clearly ‘Burtonised’; it has a dark Gothic atmosphere and abnormal looking characters, which always seem to be optimistic, despite their bleak surroundings.

Frankenweenie sees young Victor Frankenstein stitch his dog, Sparky, back together after he was hit by a car. Victor then attempts to spark the life back into Sparky by attaching bolts and zapping the poor pooch with lightening. It somehow seems to do the trick and Sparky escapes into the village and causes havoc.

After all his success with other stop-motion films, like James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride, it is hard to believe that Burton was actually fired from Disney long ago for “wasting” their resources on the first version of this film. Disney considered it too scary for family viewing, but they soon changed their mind after Burton became famous.

If you can’t wait to see the film, here is a sneak peak. Enjoy!

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