8 Character Banners Have Arrived for Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

June 19, 2012
Source: Empire

Frankenweenie Characters

With Dark Shadows in the past, one more film from director Tim Burton is still coming. This fall, Burton is heading back to the well to resurrect his live-action short film Frankenweenie for a black and white, stop-motion animated adaptation featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Tom Kenny and Martin Landau as various characters. We've already seen a couple posters and a charming teaser trailer, but now we have a batch of character posters for the real fans obsessed with all the marketing materials. Though Burton has lost his touch as a filmmaker, I do love all these character designs.

Here are the 8 character posters for Burton's Frankenweenie, from places around the web (click each):

Frankenweenie - VictorFrankenweenie - Sparky

Frankenweenie - Mr. & Mrs. FrankensteinFrankenweenie - Toshiaki

Frankenweenie - Elsa Van HelsingFrankenweenie - Elsa's Dog Persephone

Frankenweenie - BobFrankenweenie - Bob's Mom

Young Victor (Charlie Tahan) conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Based on Burton's original 1984 B&W short.

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 later this year. Watch the first teaser trailer here.

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Bravo In my language called Tim Burton : Shah Shahan (mean King of Kings)

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 19, 2012


John August (Corpse Bride) is the screenwriter? Enough said—I'm there! *Ethan: just because you studied journalism, doesn't mean you know anything about storytelling. To say Burton 'has lost his touch as a filmmaker' only affirms this. Give him a solid script—Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow—and he'll deliver. Without a good STORY, it doesn't matter who the director is. It'd be like asking Wolfgang Puck to make a 5 star dinner out of McDonald's food.

BeepBeepRichie on Jun 19, 2012


Next time try to make your opinion known without the insults being thrown around. No one said my studying journalism means that I know anything about storytelling. I think my degree in film might beg to differ with that fact, but that's not what's important here. Tim Burton has been uninspiring as a filmmaker and has played things very safe. Sweeney Todd? Sure. Corpse Bride? He did better coming up with the story and producing The Nightmare Before Christmas. I think he's lost his touch and hasn't delivered work on par with his original films like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice in a long time. Oh, and John August wrote the story for Dark Shadows. Are there any excuses left for that mess of a film? Notice I did that without insulting your character and still expressed my opinion. That's how a discussion works. Feel free to retort.

Ethan Anderton on Jun 19, 2012


Well said Ethan! Love those posters, I have a good feeling about this one!!

Davide Coppola on Jun 19, 2012


No, actually Seth Grahame-Smith wrote "The Dark Shadows" treatment that made it to the screen, noted by August on his popular writing blog to be completely different from the darker script he turned in. (Next time do your homework.)

BeepBeepRichie on Jun 19, 2012


not bad looks ok

A5J4DX on Jun 19, 2012

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