Director Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is set to open in theaters on October 5th, but we have some previews to share with you today. Two new clips have gone online for Disney’s stop-motion animated film that was based on Burton’s original idea and 1984 short film. One of today’s clips shows young Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) in the process of resurrecting his deceased pet dog, Sparky (Frank Welker). The second clip reveals that Victor’s secret is out, when classmate Edgar (Atticus Shaffer) pops by to share in Victor’s success. The behind-the-scenes featurette is a bit spoilery and spotlights a good amount of plot points, but it does show some interesting puppetry work behind the camera. Hit the jump to check it all out.
The two clips from Frankenweenie as well as the behind-the-scenes featurette follow below. Make sure to get caught up on previously posted clips, posters, trailers and more from Frankenweenie by clicking here.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.