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Art of Frankenweenie Booth
Comic Con 2012 Preview Night
By Robert T. Trate
July 12, 2012
There were a lot of great things to see at Preview Night 2012. One that was exclusive to the press was the Art of Frankenweenie Booth. Sure people could walk by and look in, but to get close you had to be a member of the press. The artistry and detail was unbelievable. The pictures below speak for themselves.
Here are a few facts on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie:
When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for Frankenweenie, he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
Frankenweenie follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow).
The Plot: 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.
Frankenweenie rises in theaters on October 5th, 2012.
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