I know this may shock you but Tim Burton is weird! A strange, strange, man and his latest Animated film Frankenweenie is just another example of his disturbidness (is that a word? No? I’m going with it). His latest animated film is a black and white affair that is a retailing of the Frankenstein story with a Burton kid-friendly take.
Starring Liz Manashil, Sean Wright and Aaron Fink.
Directed by Amy Taylor.
Edited by Zack Delman.
Produced by David Freedman(@ShowRunnerDave), Cooper Griggs, Aaron Fink(@AaronEvanFink) and Pedro Raposo.
Victor and Sparky are the best of friends. When Sparky is hit by a car, Victor cannot cope with his grief. Victor uses his scientific wizardry to bring Sparky back from the dead.
Starring the voices characterizations of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short.
Directed by Tim Burton.
Written by Tim Burton and John August.
Produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate.
Genre: Stop Motion Animated Spooky Thriller.
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After Dark Shadows missed the mark by so much, it’s a relief to be able to say that Frankenweenie is vintage Tim Burton.
While the trailers for Frankenweenie have been terrific, and all the press releases for it have noted that it’s a very personal project for Tim Burton, I think it will take seeing this making of featurette to really drive home how important the film is to him. Various cast and crew – including Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Burton – talk about the film and its making.
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie isn’t the first instance of someone remaking his own work (in this instance, a live-action short Burton did in his short time at disney when he was just starting out) and it won’ be the last. It will probably be the strangest – as the film’s first full –length trailer suggests.
As the awards seasons comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, is back to looking at some big headlines and reviewing all of the latest trailers hitting the interwebs!
This week we take talk about an intriguing true-crime story coming to the big screen starring Jonah Hill and James Franco called True Story. We’ve also get the latest on a musical-comedy called One Hit Wonders, coming from the creator of Glee that looks to have an all-star cast ready to take the stage.
Then we have a whole plethora of trailer reviews that we dive into, including ParaNorman, Frankenweenie, That’s My Boy, and Bernie, and you’ll find the GeekScholars completely split in their reactions.
GeekScholars Chris and Lauren also share their thoughts on this past weekend’s big box office winner, The Lorax
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It’s not often that a live-action short gets remade as a stop-motion animated feature, but that’s what Tim Burton is doing with his latest film, Frankenweenie – adapted from the live-action short he made for Disney almost twenty years ago. And it looks spectacular! Check out the trailer following the jump.