Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

We will end this Halloween week-end on Disney and more with Tim Burton's wonderful short movie "Frankenweenie".

Frankenweenie is a 30 minutes short who tell the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young boy who creates movies starring his dog, Sparky, a bull terrier.

After Sparky is hit by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles, and gets the idea to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the dog.

As you will see the movie below in a few seconds, i won't spoil you the rest of the story, a brilliant variation on the myth of Frankenstein. Although it's one of Tim Burton's first movie, all Tim's personal universe is already there, and Frankenweenie is not only a great tale, but also a marvellous movie.

Burton was fired by Disney after the film was complete in 1984. The studio claimed that he had wasted company resources and felt the film was too scary for young audiences. Thirty four years later, Tim got a sweet revenge, as Frankenweenie is released by Disney in the new Dvd-Blue-Ray edition of Nightmare before Christmas, and Burton signed a deal with Disney to remake the film as a feature length, 3D stop-motion film!

Pictures and Daily Motion videos: copyright Disney

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