In Movie Theaters October 5, 2012
The About face: From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog.
The Wild side: When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how.
But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky is still the good loyal friend he has always been.
The Movie facts: A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.
Frankenweenie began with a live-action short Tim Burton made in 1984, which ended up costing the director his job as an artist at Walt Disney.
Amazingly, or not really, (what with Tim Burton's track record), Disney paid millions of dollars for Tim Burton to remake his 1984 cult classic.
Cast: Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell.
Director: Tim Burton
Movie Studio: Walt Disney Pictures