Saturday, September 15, 2012

Frankenweenie : Tim Burton's Tribute to Vincent Price

One of Tim Burton's favorite actor was the great Vincent Price who passed away in 1993, and Tim has decided to pay a tribute to the legendary horror movie actor in the upcoming Frankenweenie with the character of science teacher Mr. Ryzkruski. It's a funny tribute to a beloved actor but did you knew that Vincent Price last performance happened when he recorded at WDI the Phantom Manor introduction - see picture below. In the early days of DLP guests could still hear his voice in the pre-show of the attraction. Sadly, DLP decided then to have a french version only but the famous laugh of Vincent Price can still be hear during the ride.

Have a look now at the Frankenweenie scene with Mr. Ryzkruski explaining to his class the power of electricity!

Pictures and video : copyright Disney

1 comment:

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

Very nice tribute! It's those details, all the tribute that Burton pays to classic horror movies that makes this animation a must see for me.

By the way, I have a file with the Vincent Price recordings for the PM, and I think that his interpretation of the Ghost Host was an excellent one. I don't know if he was better than Paul Frees. He was different, less "exaggerated", and also perfect for the role.