Watch: Teaser Trailer for Tim Burton's Stop-Motion 'Frankenweenie'

March 1, 2012
Source: Yahoo


We've been teased with images and a twisted but adorable teaser poster, but now the first official trailer for Tim Burton's B&W stop-motion animated feature length adaptation of the director's own short film Frankenweenie from 1984. The original film was a live-action short starring Sofia Coppola, Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern of Home Alone. Coincidentally enough, this animated adaptation features the voice talent of another Home Alone star in Catherine O'Hara along with Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Tom Kenny and Martin Landau. It follows a young boy who somehow brings his dead dog back to life. Watch!

Here's the first teaser trailer for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, originally from Yahoo:

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!

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  • AgentKidSociety
    I'll wait for the HD version, thanks...
  • Jericho
    no thank you........
  • LOVE the bit where the EGOR kid says it's alive! Laughed out loud. I'm obviously being biased but everything I've seen from this film is incredible. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is unlike anything seen before in stop-motion animation.
    • son_et_lumiere
      don't know about it being unlike anything seen before, but i do agree that it looks good, and i love the 'it's alive!' reference - just as much as i love the Bride of Frankenstein hair reference when the poodle gets zapped.
  • Looks like it's one for them, one for him. This is definitely for him and I like it :)
  • Mr. Tibbs
    what exactly is the plot?
    • Danimal
      Not in the teaser trailer...thanks God.
    • Lebowski
      Well, since it's a Tim Burton movie, there won't really be a plot. There will be lots of quirkyness and stripy outfits and misunderstood characters, but no compelling plot or narrative to speak of. 
  • fem!anon
    I'm legitimately surprised that Johnny Depp isn't in this.
    • Jericho
      oh he will probably in in an uncredited cameo like 21 Jump Street
  • Tim Burton and Disney. nyaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Remember when he tricked the world into thinking he was a cookie alternagoth,dssfkjbdbv xcncnvnbcmc,vcz. So bored
  • Tim Burton and Disney. nyaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Remember when he tricked the world into thinking he was a cookie alternagoth,dssfkjbdbv xcncnvnbcmc,vcz. So bored
  • Etodd4
    Can't wait I'm such a Burton fan.
  • Etodd4
    Can't wait I'm such a Burton fan.
  • David Banner
    It looks really nice, but is it really all stop-motion?
    • Except for something like lightning or rain, yea it's stop-mo.
  • don't get negative comments... Looks good to me 
  • I liked it better when I saw it 20 years ago and it was a short film... It was cute and adorable and perfect AS A SHORT FILM.  Burton always just takes something that's been done, puts his spin on it. Now he's doing it to his own film.
  • Tyaxle
    Burton really loves that dog look. Same one he used in production of 'Family Dog'. For those who don't know what that is, look it up. Animated series done by Brad Bird.
  • redskulllives
    the trailer said the end at the end, so im guessing it was meant to be a short film after all hahaha
  • Tonker
    no thanks , will go see ParaNorman instead....
  • LosZombies
    You know theyll push for a full Vincent movie if this one does well...  
  • Terry Craig
    Actually I'm disappointed that this doesn't look more like Burton's "Vincent." I loved this Burton stop-mo short film and the look it had going. The cinematography in Frankenweenie makes it look a little more live-action than the stop-motion it is. And the twisted character of Vincent was way more entertaining and interesting than the round-faced 'likeable' kid in this one. But I really loved the "...or is it?" reference to the original "Frankenweenie" at the end.
  • Jackmooney9
    Tim Burton seems like he'll be back on track.




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