There is a special relationship that develops between a boy and his dog and Tim Burton was no exception. Well maybe the exception is that the dog he created in Frankenweenie is his version of the family dog and Tim has always had a very large imagination. I had the opportunity to speak with Producer Allison Abbate and she gave me the following information about Frankenweenie. The characters in Frankenweenie live in the same kind of universe as Victor. Victor looks like Victor from “Corpse Bride” It treads a little on the whole kind of the “Edward Scissorhands” too. The story takes place in a place called New Holland, which is sort of like Burbank. And that’s where Tim grew up. So a lot of it is really drawing from his personal experience. And he loves that contrast between the monsters and the normal suburban life. And the normal suburbanites seem like in the end are more monstrous than the monsters.
I saw the first part of Frankenweenie and I’m actually excited to take my children to it. I think they will love the look of the production and just think it’s funny. They might find it a little creepy but the characters are mostly kids and they all have something very odd about them. I actually really liked the kids in the classroom and the cat, oh my. There is so much to look forward to in Frankenweenie.
From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” 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.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Thank you to Disney for the sneak peak at Frankenweenie.