A short new featurette has been released looking at the making of Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion feature, Frankenweenie.
The video discusses how personal the project is to Burton, the actors involved—including Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and Martin Landau—and who they’re playing, and looks at some of the puppets and sets used for filming.
You can check out the new making of featurette for Frankenweenie by clicking on over to the other side now.
November 27, 2002. That was the day the greatly overlooked and underappreciated Treasure Planet launched into theatres, without much fanfare. Mixed critical reviews certainly did not help encourage moviegoers to head into cinemas to see Disney’s latest action-adventure flick, as opposed to the highly-popular Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. As a result, the big-budget animated film flopped at the box office, sinking the company’s efforts at exploring the sci-fi space genre. Well, until John Carter premiered, and we all know how that turned out. After ten years, Disney is breathing new life into the cult fantasy favorite by releasing Treasure Planet on Blu-ray. Will this generate the attention of new fans to check out the studio’s 43rd animated feature? Let’s hope so.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt energizes Jim Hawkins, the rebellious teenage protagonist, with boyish spirit and angst. Hawkins’ carefree existence of solar sailing on his home planet closes when a monster-like pilot’s spaceship crashes near his family’s inn, leaving behind a map of the legendary Treasure Planet. All of those daring stories of pirates and cyborgs Jim read about as a boy were real, and he and his mom’s persnickety friend, Dr. Doppler (the perfectly-cast David Hyde Pierce) set off to charter a mission to find that “Loot of a Thousand Worlds.”
As you saw from our reaction post made earlier today, we are pretty excited for Frankenweenie.
It’s a Tim Burton film that blends classic horror motifs (mostly from Frankenstein) with stop-motion animation and 3D effects. We’ve already seen twotrailers for Frankenweenie, but none of them paid homage to the classic horror films the way this new retro trailer does.
This summer, audiences didn’t seem to show much affection towards Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, and rightfully so, since the film was critically panned. Now that that film is behind him, Burton is now turning his attention to Frankenweenie.
The teaser trailer was released back in March, and now a new trailer for the film has arrived online, giving a more in depth look at the story. You can see the new trailer below.
Some new character images have been released for the upcoming Tim Burton stop-motion flick, Frankenweenie, which will hit theaters on October 5, 2012.
The movie is an adaptation of Burton’s own short live-action movie of the same name, and reunites the director with many talents he’s worked with in the past, including actors Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, and Winona Ryder, as well as writer John August.
Continue on below to read a synopsis and check out the new character images from Frankenweenie.