Bob's Mom as seen in FRANKENWEENIE, a film directed by Tim Burton. Picture courtesy Walt Disney Pictures. All rights reserved.
- Catherine O'Hara
- Martin Short
- Martin Landau
- Charlie Tahan
- Atticus Shaffer
- Winona Ryder
- Robert Capron
- James Hiroyuki Liao
- Conchata Ferrell
- Tom Kenny
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Genre: Animated Comedy/Horror
Rated: PG for for thematic elements, scary images and action.
From Disney comes acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," a visually stunning, black-andwhite, stop-motion animated film in 3D, featuring the talented voice cast of Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
"Frankenweenie" is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life--with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.
"Frankenweenie" harkens back to the classic horror films of Tim Burton's influential youth, not only by filming in black and white, but also in the expression of innocence embodied by the use of stop-motion animation, which respects the simplicity of the story and adds both depth and texture to its presentation.
Burton directed "Frankenweenie"--the first animated feature film that he has ever helmed for Disney--and also produced along with Allison Abbate, with Don Hahn serving as executive producer. Both Abbate and Hahn are animation veterans: Abbate produced, among others, "The Iron Giant" and Burton's "Corpse Bride," and Hahn produced Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King."
The screenplay is by John August, based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. August's credits include "Dark Shadows," "Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Big Fish."
Burton studied at CalArts alongside such animation greats as Henry Selick, John Lasseter, Brad Bird and John Musker and later joined Disney as an animator. But his talent and unique vision were soon unleashed and Burton went on to make movies that have excited audiences for over a quarter of a century.
His creative genius has produced a legacy of award-garnering films both in live-action and stop-motion animation. Burton's beloved live-action films such as "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Batman," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and his recent "Alice in Wonderland" have brought enjoyment to generations of moviegoers. "Alice in Wonderland" received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Picture--Musical or Comedy, and won two Academy Awards®, for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, as well as earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
"Frankenweenie" is Tim Burton's third stop-motion animated feature, following his two previous hits, the Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominee "Corpse Bride" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects.
Although his body of work certainly amounts to a legacy, Burton puts it all in perspective when he comments, "I don't think about creating a legacy. I just know that if somebody comes up on the street and says something I did affected them on a positive level that's all that matters to me."