Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' is the First Stop-Motion IMAX Release
by Ethan Anderton
March 6, 2012
The first trailer for the stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton, producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas, just came to life last week, and Frankenweenie is ready to rise from the grave later this year. Now the resurrected canine will be bigger than ever as IMAX has just revealed that Frankenweenie will be digitally remastered into IMAX 3D to be released the same day the film hits regular theaters across the world on October 5th this fall. For those keeping score, Frankenweenie is not only the first stop-motion animated film to be featured on the IMAX, but also the first black and white film to hit the giant film format.
Frankenweenie was directed by mastermind Tim Burton, who's brought us Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd and The Nightmare Before Christmas previously. The screenplay was written by John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, The Nines) from a story by Tim Burton & Leonard Ripps. Disney is bringing Frankenweenie to theaters everywhere in 3D starting on October 5th, 2012 late this year. Stay tuned for more updates!