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SD Comic-Con 2012: We Check Out the 'Art of Frankenweenie' Exhibition


Tonight at Comic-con 2012's Preview Night, I had the opportunity to get an advance look at the "Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition that's touring the globe this year, in anticipation of the October 5th release of Tim Burton's stop-motion animated epic. If you're at Comic-Con this week, you are STRONGLY urged to stop by the Disney booth (#3635) to check out this exhibit for yourself. It's an absolute must-see, as it's the exhibit's only U.S. stop; and it's a rare opportunity to take a close look at the detailied stop-motion puppets, props, and concept art that went into creating a stop-motion film, as well as three large sets representing three different scenes in Frankenweenie -- Victor's classroom (with his friends and teacher), his kitchen (with Mom and Dad), and his attic laboratory, with the film's titular pet. Check out some photos from the exhibit below.

Here's the official synopsis for Frankenweenie: "From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) 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."