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Sneak Peek: Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

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Sneak Peek: Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

I have always been a fan of Tim Burton ('Alice in Wonderland,' The Nightmare Before Christmas') and his strange, but endearing world that is both visually stunning and disturbing as he uncovers the hidden, and somewhat "ugly" side of humanity. During my press junket for Brave in Los Angeles, our group had the chance to check out a series of clips from his latest film,Frankenweeniea heartwarming tale about a boy named Victor and his dog Sparky.

Featuring a classic black and white style, this stop-motion animated film, uncovers what Victor will do to get his dog back after an expected accident. As a young scientist, Victor brings his beloved dog back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

As a signature Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie was incredibly deep with visually-rich characters including names like Nassor, Weird Girl, Edgar "E" Gore, and Elsa that each have their distinct personalities and mannerisms of children while also being players in this spooky world.

Additionally, many actors that have made appearances in Tim's past films are in this movie including Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

While watching tidbits of this film, I was hooked on the story that included an ode to Victor's dog and the consequences of what bringing him back means for the town. Following in the footsteps of Tim's other stop-motion animated films Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas' Frankenweenie is another interesting character study that shows the power of science, compassion all while paying homage to the classic films that inspired Tim and shaped how he makes movies.

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FRANKENWEENIE arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!

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