New FRANKENWEENIE Title Logo & Footage Screened at Disney's D23 Expo

Tim Burton's long awaited big screen adaptation of his own awesome 1984 short Frankenweenie, his stop motion black & white horror movie that also had first look footage shown at Disney's D2 expo this weekend.

Walt Disney Pictures have released the official title logo and treatment for Tim Burton's long awaited big screen adaptation of his own awesome 1984 short Frankenweenie, his stop motion black & white horror movie that also had first look footage shown at Disney's D2 expo this weekend. Frankenweenie is of course the full length stop motion animated movie that he originally conceived over 25 years ago but because of the budget constraints at the time, he had to compromise and release a much shorter live-action short. Ironically, this was the movie that got Burton fired from his animator job at Disney.... but he now enjoys the ultimate turn-a-round as they are paying him to remake it! The original short centered around a young boy who attempts to re-animate his only friend (Sparky, his loyal but now dead dog) back to life! Yup, typically weird and kooky stuff from Burton. This new version will of course be benefited from a bigger budget, bigger ideas and no doubt will be inspired by the Burton works A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Corpse Bride! First the new title logo, followed by the old one; And now the official one page details, which also reveals the cast which has plenty of Burton alumni involved; FRANKENWEENIE WALT DISNEY PICTURES Genre: Comedy adventure Rating: TBD U.S. Release date: October 5, 2012 Voice Cast: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O€™Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer Director: Tim Burton Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate Executive Producer: Don Hahn Screenplay by: John August Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton Quint at AICN was on hand at the expo to watch the screened footage of and he reports back;

That€™s right, Tim Burton€™s Frankenweenie redo looks absolutely wonderful. It€™s a black and white stop motion film that looks absolutely in the style of Burton€™s awesome short film Vincent, but with the sophistication of the incredible technology used in more recent projects like The Corpse Bride. In short, it€™s total vintage horror geek porn. I quite like Burton€™s original short film, Frankenweenie, but this one looks to be radically expanding on that general idea of a young boy who loses his best (and only friend) in his dog, Sparky. Not content to let mother nature get away with that shit, Victor stops the circle of life and reanimated his dead dog. It appears like Victor isn€™t the only one doing these crazy things in his small town of New Holland (described as Transylvania meets Burbank). From the looks of things other children in town get monster pets, including a Godzilla-esque turtle (I know that would be more like Gamara, but they specifically said Godzilla-like turtle) whose teeth were sharp and shell was scaled, looking like roof shingles overlaying each other, and what I believe was a werewolf-style hamster. The townspeople ultimately revolt and want to hunt down this horrible science experiment gone right, torches and pitchforks and all.
Additionally it was announced, and this wouldn't surprise any of you, that Danny Elfman will of course be the composer on the movie. No prizes for guessing that. Frankenweenie is coming October 5th next year and if you are struggling to wait that long, why not watch the original short a thousand times. It certainly deserves your attention; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r34yz-xC4xQ
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.