A new image from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has been released, and it’s super Tim Burton-y. The film is based off Burton’s own fantastic 1984 live-action short film of the same name, and centers on a young boy who goes to Victor Frankenstein in order to revive his beloved dog, Sparky. This new image highlights an incredibly creepy child who most likely scares the hell out of everyone he meets. I like the stop-motion animation that Burton is using this time around, and I commend him for sticking to black-and-white like his short film. My hopes are high that we’re in for an entertainingly strange tale, but we should have a better idea of the film as a whole when the trailer hits tomorrow.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Landau. Frankenweenie opens in 3D on October 5, 2012.
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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.