Tim Burton is creating a full length stop motion film from his 1984 short, Frankenweenie.
From io9: Allison Abbate noted that Tim Burton reserves stop-motion for his most personal projects – you wouldn’t use something as unimaginably time-consuming as stop-motion for something you didn’t completely believe in – and that he had actually designed all the characters for the movie. They also announced some of the cast members, including previous Burton collaborators Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara. Longtime Burton composer Danny Elfman is also on board to do the score.
Here’s Disney’s official description for the movie:
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.