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'Frankenweenie' Trailer Looks Exactly as It Should


To hear that Tim Burton has done a stop-motion remade of his 1984 black-and-white short about a boy's dog brought back to life through Frankenstein-esque methods, you probably already get a pretty decent mental image of what that is probably going to look like. Here's the film's trailer to say, "You were right about everything. Except Catherine O'Hara is the mom instead of Helena Bonham Carter, and Johnny Depp is conspicuously absent." Maybe he's providing the barks?

Charming! And so, so, Burton-y. But hey, at least the guy knows to stock up once he finds something he likes. You don't get twenty years of consistent "I'll have the 'Robert Smith', please" otherwise.

  • September 21, 2010
    As Tim Burton sets about adapting Frankenweenie, his 1984 short about a reanimated dog, into a feature length stop-motion film, the director has apparently decided to look deeper into his roster than his domestic partner and John Depp this time. According to Deadline, Burton ha... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2012
    Just premiered at Comic Con, this new "homage" trailer for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie goes retro, featuring some campy '50s-style voiceover and--in an apparent secondary homage, to stop-motion body horror--a scene in which a girl's cute cat grotesquely mutates, erupting with lo... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
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