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Another still surfaces from Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

01.16.2012
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A feature-length expansion of Tim Burton's own original film, FRANKENWEENIE follows the attempt of an oddball child named Victor to reanimate his beloved dog Sparky and the aftermath his success.  As far as interesting behind-the-scenes-side-notes go, FRANKENWEENIE's animation director Trey Thomas recently revealed that "about 200 puppets were crafted for the film - including 16 Sparkys (eight dead, eight alive), 14 Victors, and new oddball creations E (short for Edgar) and Weird Girl..." He then went on to say that "his guiding philosophy was honoring Burton's love of classic 1930s monster movies.  'What we're trying to create is Universal horror plus,' he said."

Tim Burton has been directly a part of two stop-motion projects: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS had a story by Burton based on his poem and a visual aesthetic inspired by his art. TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE was co-directed by Burton, about characters he created, and also bore a visual aesthetic inspired by his art. Now riddle me this: of the two, which film is more influential? Which film is more beloved? Which one isn't called "TIM BURTON's CORPSE BRIDE?" Answer: the one not co-directed by Tim Burton. Not that CORPSE BRIDE is a bad movie, just in comparison it doesn't compare. Perhaps we could say that CORPSE BRIDE is like Burton's A NEW HOPE, whilst NIGHTMARE is his EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. 

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And who knows, maybe FRANKENWEENIE will be different! The source material has lived in Burton's brain for all these years since he first made the original short film back in 1984, the source material is engaging enough (and hearkens back a bit to EDWARD SCISSORHANDS in terms of placing something "monstrous" in placid suburbia), and perhaps in the time between CORPSE BRIDE and now he's remembered how to use his fantastic art design to enrich and propel a story. 

Wait, but wasn't there...? What about...? Damn.

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Extra Tidbit: If you've lost faith in or are bored by Burton, what would it take for you to have a change of heart?
Source: LA Times

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10:29PM on 01/16/2012

tooooo COOOL!!!!!

I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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9:27PM on 01/16/2012

I actually

liked Corpse Bride
liked Corpse Bride
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6:55PM on 01/16/2012

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He should work with Henry Selick's team again on something original. I'll always be faithful to my favorite Burton projects, but he's gone stale in his genre.
He should work with Henry Selick's team again on something original. I'll always be faithful to my favorite Burton projects, but he's gone stale in his genre.
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12:24PM on 01/16/2012
What is the point of the first paragraph? Are you saying Frankenweenie is gonna suck because he is co-directing it ? Or just filling up the space cause you needed a minimum amount of words for the article ?
What is the point of the first paragraph? Are you saying Frankenweenie is gonna suck because he is co-directing it ? Or just filling up the space cause you needed a minimum amount of words for the article ?
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11:24AM on 01/16/2012

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Another Pee Wee Movie
Another Pee Wee Movie
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9:55AM on 01/16/2012
Yep, definitely something as original as Beetlejuice. I remember being so bored of a lot of films in the late 80s and Beetlejuice was like a breath of fresh air. Someone needs to open a window in Burton's brain and get the same originality back.
Yep, definitely something as original as Beetlejuice. I remember being so bored of a lot of films in the late 80s and Beetlejuice was like a breath of fresh air. Someone needs to open a window in Burton's brain and get the same originality back.
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9:33AM on 01/16/2012
Extra tidbit: Something as wild and original like Beetlejuice. I'm not saying it has to be a sequel to Beetlejuice but something similar in nature.
Extra tidbit: Something as wild and original like Beetlejuice. I'm not saying it has to be a sequel to Beetlejuice but something similar in nature.
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9:18AM on 01/16/2012
Extra Tidbit: something in the vein of "Ed Wood" and no more CGI.
Extra Tidbit: something in the vein of "Ed Wood" and no more CGI.
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9:12AM on 01/16/2012

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No more Richard Zanuck partnership, stick to original material and go back to low budget films...
No more Richard Zanuck partnership, stick to original material and go back to low budget films...
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