Thursday, March 1, 2012

First Trailer for Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie"

Back in 1984 Tim Burton made a film entitled "Frankenweenie". It was a black and white live action short that really inspired a lot of future projects we'd come to know Burton for.


Interesting story about this actually, when Burton was first putting this together, he went to Disney to help fund it. They initially agreed. Soon after production though, they saw the type of film this was and how dark it was for a Disney movie. They ended up firing him because they did not think that families would want anything to do with this film. 15+ years later, after their successful team-up for "Alice in Wonderland", they're together again, and Burton was given the keys to the castle to produce a new, full-length version of the film that helped inspire his career.


Production has recently started on the project, and the first trailer has been released. If you're familiar with Tim Burton's animated styles at all, then you'll be able to spot this one from a mile away. It looks clean though, and I've always enjoyed Burton's work - whether live-action or animated. So I'll say I'm looking forward to this as well.


Trailer and official synopsis after the break.

The first release of this trailer is courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. You can check out their site for the film through the connected link. The film is set to open nationally on October 5, 2012.




And here's the offical synopsis for the film:
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.