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SDCC '12 FRANKENWEENIE Panel

Even though many of the cast members and producers were on hand for interviews, director Tim Burton came out solo to promote his new stop-motion 3D animated film Frankenweenie. Once the Q&A session began, it became obvious why Burton came out alone. Fans didn't just sing the praises of the director, they came out dressed as characters from his films, kissed Burton butt, and bawled their eyes out.

A new trailer was shown, along with two clips that Burton introduced. The clips, particularly the first one featuring Martin Landau as a hilariously eccentric and over the top teacher, showed off some great humor. This will likely pack in more laughs than the last decade of Burton films combined. Fans of the original live-action short from 1984 will be pleased with an expanded variety of characters and thickening plots, as well as a much richer and vaster world for this spin on the classic tale of Frankenstein.

Below we have the entire panel, with some must see Q&A fails. Chris Hardwick did a fantastic job hosting the entire Disney presentation.

The animated adventure stars the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, and Conchata Ferrell.

Frankenweenie hits theater on October 5th.

Q&A

 

Synopsis:

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.

Trailer:

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