FRANKENWEENIE – In Theatres October 5th

by Carrie with Children with 5 comments

It’s time for another creative masterpiece from creative mastermind Tim Burton of “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” fame!

His latest tale “Frankenweenie” is 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.

Check out these cool facts about the new film –

  • When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
  • “Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.
  • Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
  • The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).
  • Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films.

Learn more at and on the Frankenweenie Facebook page and on Twitter at @DisneyPictures.

  FRANKENWEENIE opens in theatres on October 5th.  

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  • Cassie

    I love Tim Burton. I can not wait for this movie. It looks so great.

    • Carrie with Children

      It looks like it’s going to be a very fun movie! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Kathy

    I can’t wait to see this movie. All the puppets sound interesting. I am looking forward to seeing the end product.

    • Carrie with Children

      I’m looking forward to it too, Kathy! Amazing that there are over 200 puppets!

  • Stefani

    I can’t wait to see this. Saw a trailer for it tonight when I was watching something on blu-ray 🙂