FEARnet’s Joe McCabe speaks with producers Allison Abbate (Corpse Bride) and Don Hahn (The Lion King) at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 about “The Art of Frankenweenie”, an exhibition touring the globe that features puppets, props, sets, and concept and design art from Tim Burton’s black-and-white, stop-motion-animated feature-film adaptation of his classic live-action short Frankenweenie. In theaters on October 5, 2012.
From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, 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. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.