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A handful of new goods from Tim Burton's Frankenweenie offer more character shots

07.25.2012by: Jared Pacheco
We tend to keep our distance from animated flicks here at AITH but when the man behind said animation is one Tim Burton... well that's a completely different story. I'm of course talking about Burton's next film - FRANKENWEENIE.

Now the flick isn't set to hit theaters for another couple months but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some brand new character shots! Courtesy of the folks over at Empire Online we've got a handful of new character shots from FRANKENWEENIE for you guys and gals to gawk at. You can get a look at the goods to the right and below. Here's a rundown of each of the pictured characters in order from top to bottom:

Edgar “E” Gore, voiced by Atticus Shaffer
Edgar “E” Gore is a needy misfit who doesn’t have friends but is desperate to be Victor’s partner for the science fair. In his attempts to be accepted ‘E’ tends to mess things up and often fails to think before he speaks. Even though ‘E’ promises not to tell Victor’s secret, he accidentally spills the beans.

Weird Girl, voiced by Catherine O'Hara (also pulling a double role as one of Victor's parents)
Weird Girl doesn’t fit in well with the other kids. She delivers ominous pronouncements in a monotone voice with an unnerving stare. Her constant companion is her fluffy white cat Mr. Whiskers, whose unblinking gaze matches her own. The other kids give them a wide berth—especially when Weird Girl rambles about Mr. Whiskers’ dreams.

Mayor Burgemeister, voiced by Martin Short
Mr. Burgemeister is the Frankenstein’s next-door neighbor and Mayor of New Holland. A crotchety fuss-bucket, he is fanatical about his garden and can’t stand Sparky or anything else that threatens the perfection of his tulips. Mr. Burgemeister also asserts his authority over his niece Elsa Van Helsing by making her the reluctant star of his New Holland Dutch Day celebration.

Nassor, voiced by Martin Short (the third character voiced by Short following Mayor Burgemeister and Victor's father)
Nassor is highly intelligent, serious and intense. He takes a darker, more doomsday view on life than the other kids in New Holland. Nassor is instantly skeptical of the rumors surrounding Victor’s experiments with electricity, but once convinced, is zealous in his attempts to obtain Victor’s secrets.

Mr. Rzykruski, voiced by Martin Landau
Mr. Rzykruski is the new science teacher at New Holland Elementary School. He has a thick, Eastern European accent and a unique way of explaining things. He connects with his students, but parents misunderstand his passionate teaching style. Mr. Rzykruski serves as a mentor and inspiration to Victor, teaching him that science can do both good and bad things and that if a scientist does not put his heart into his experiment, there could be disastrous consequences.

So there you have it folks! A nice juicy rundown for a handful of new characters that will be featured in FRANKENWEENIE, which stars the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.

The stop-motion animated film is 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.

FRANKENWEENIE comes back from the grave starting October 5th.

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Extra Tidbit: Winona Ryder (above) was actually set to star alongside Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz in a big-screen adaptation of "Three's Company," but that fell through.
Source: Empire

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