A new full-length trailer for Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie has been released. The pic is a feature-length adaptation of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, which centered on a boy who takes a page from Frankenstein and brings his dead dog back to life. This trailer is actually really great, and has me hoping that Frankenweenie might be a return to form for Burton. The director’s recent output has been a bit, shall we say, lacking, but Frankenweenie promises the mix of creepy and goofy that he so expertly displayed with Beetlejuice (though I said the same thing about early trailers for Dark Shadows and we know how that turned out). I’m really loving the quietly strange tone, and the visuals are gorgeous in black-and-white. Between Frankenweenie and ParaNorman, hopefully we’re in for some truly original and offbeat stop-motion animated features in the next couple of months.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film features the voices of The film features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Landau. Frankenweenie opens in 3D on October 5th.Click over to Apple to watch in HD.
Here’s the 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.