Three new images of Tim Burton's stop-motion animated film Frankenweenie have been released today! This is a film I'm very excited about. It's an adaptation of a live-action short film Burton made in the 80's. The film will be in black and white and in 3D.
I got to see a few clips of the film at D23 this year, and I loved what I saw! Burton fans are going to love it, and I think that it will end up doing well with movie going audiences in general. GT writer Kristal Bailey had this to say in her first impression review...
The film has a unique look not only because of Tim Burton’s signature style and stop motion; it’s also shot in black and white. The film’s producer Allison Abbate shared with the enthusiastic crowd that kids loved the “fresh” look of a black and white film; while I hate to think of the classic black and white style as “fresh” it is for the young kids and entire generation who have grown up with big budget, explosion heavy blockbusters.
Here's what Burton had to say recently to EW,
It just tries to keep that idea of a very, simple pure relationship. Mix that with the Frankenstein myth, and it causes problems.” But the big beating heart in the story (apart from the re-animated one inside Frankenweenie’s chest) is the sad fact that we all outlive those four-legged pals from our childhood, and goodbye can be a painful thing. The idea of bringing a lost friend back to life? “It has its good side and repercussions. Ultimately, we try to go with the slightly more positive aspects of keeping that [boy-and-his-dog] relationship going.
Frankenweenie is 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.
The films characters will be voiced by Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer,Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
Check outt he images below and hit us up with your thoughts!