Kids – sometimes, they wish for the darndest things. They wish for better grades (without studying) when exams are looming. They wish for ponies or “a new pet puppy” from Santa for Christmas. And when pets die, they wish they could bring them back to life.

Frankenweenie” is the perfect example of things going wrong when a pet comes back to life.


Directly by stop motion guru Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is an upcoming 3D black and white stop motion-animated sci-fi film that is a parody of and homage to the 1931 film, “Frankenstein”. It is also a remake of Tim Burton’s own 1984 short film of the same name.

The film tells the story about a young boy named Victor who creates movies starring his beloved dog, Sparky. After the death of Sparky, Victor conducts a science experiment and harnesses its power to bring the dog back to life.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures
Source: Walt Disney Pictures

Which is a brilliant idea at first, but when the idea actually worked, it just meant that Victor would need to hide his “creation”.

All is well until the “recharged” Sparky gets out and unintentionally causes havoc in the town, leaving Victor to face unintended and monstrous consequences. Uh oh! What’s a boy to do?:

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The film is scheduled for release on 5th October 2012. It will be the first black and white feature and first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D.

For more information, visit the movie’s official website.

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