Disney just released the full-length theatrical spot for its animated fable about a boy and his undead dog—and it's a monster jolt of joy. The latest trailer for Tim Burton's return to stop-motion mayhem proves the master is back on his gothic game.
A good old-fashioned horror 'toon could be the perfect fall comfort food after a summer swarming with superheroes. Burton reaches back to his genesis as a maverick moviemaker by levitating one of his first live-action short films into rarefied big-budget air. Ironically, this was the same experimental project that got him canned from the Mouse House back in 1984. How the times have changed!
Take a look ... then unplug and go take your poor dog for a walk.
The trailer fleshes out the story's unique charm much more than earlier teasers, and it appears Victor's resurrection recipe gets used by the wrong people, to disastrous effect. Burton's wickedly fun touch and striking black-and-white palette give the film a classy old-world sheen. Loads to love here!
Frankenweenie haunts theaters on Oct. 5, 2012, and showcases the vocal talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
(via Comic Book Movie)