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First Look At Tim Burton's Frankenweenie!!

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Frankenweenie One
Frankenweenie Two

Check out the two pics above to see the first look at Tim Burton's next animated flick Frankenweenie!

Not only does it have that adorable nostalgic feel to it (that black and white looks INcredible), but we're positive it's going to be just as twisted as it will be heart-warming.

The story, if you haven't seen the short, revolves around a boy who loses his best friend — his dog. Using his science kit, he decided to bring his dog back to life, just like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!

Burton says:

“It just tries to keep that idea of a very, simple pure relationship. Mix that with the Frankenstein myth and it causes problems. 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.”

He goes on to talk about inspiration:

“It’s such an unconditional relationship. A lot of kids have that experience – I certainly had that experience with a first pet. You’ll probably never have it again in your life in that way, it’s so pure and memorable.

"His name was Pepe — we lived in a Spanish neighborhood. Our dog had this thing called distemper, and wasn’t supposed to live more than a couple of years. He lived much longer than that, which kind of fed into this Frankenstein mythology as well. It was a mix, kind of a mutt, with a bit of terrier, and a bit of something else. I don’t know what it was. It was kind of a mixture.”

We don't know about you guys, but we're REALLY excited for this! And we can't explain how much we love the black and white. We'll be happy to see a mainstream kids movie go that route for sure!

Are U guys looking forward to this?? Are you Burton fans??

[Image via EW.]

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5 comments to “First Look At Tim Burton's Frankenweenie!!”



  1. 1

    That dog in the second pic is identical to "The Family Dog" from Spielberg's Amazing Stories in 87. Just found out that was based on this Burton short from 84. Huh, more of my childhood coming back round again.



  2. 2

    I actually wrote about the Tim Burton Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon on my blog today :) Frankenweenie was originally in black and white so looks like he is staying true to the original film, which I used to LOVE to watch before Halloween!

    Kate

    www.thrillofthechaise.com



  3. 3

    loooooooooooooove tim b!!!!!!



  4. 4

    Frankenweenie is a remake, I'm pretty sure. They used to play the movie out of Vault Disney when I was little. Tim Burton will do a great spin on it :D



  5. 5

    This is ages old. It was an extra on The Nightmare Before Christmas dvd I got years ago. It is brilliant.