Movie Preview: Frankenweenie



Release Date: Sept. 20

Lead Actors: Charlie Tahan (I Am Legend, Charlie St. Cloud)
Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands, Girl Interrupted)
Martin Landau (1966 Mission: Impossible)
Martin Short (Mars Attacks!)
Catherine O’Hara (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone)

Director: Tim Burton, screenplay writer John August

Plot Summary: When a young boy named Victor discovers his dog Sparky ran away and very tragically died, he conducts an experiment to bring him back to the land of the living. Victor intends to hide his newly risen friend, but when Sparky is left unattended and escapes, Victor is faced with monstrous consequences.


Preview: Not only is Frankenweenie a new addition to the collection of films Tim Burton has directed, it is receiving a great amount of hype. Let’s face it, everyone loves a little Tim Burton now and again. Tim Burton’s recent films have been significantly less successful (i.e. Alice in Wonderland, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) than his earlier ones. A finer product will be expected from Burton in his new animated film Frankenweenie, a claymation that is very similar to his Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It seems like Burton is taking a subtle turn back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s when he released Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas. A satisfying turnout is expected for Frankenweenie.