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Get your first look at Tim Burton's feature length Frankenweenie

10.27.2011

FRANKENWEENIE is a film I mostly forgot was on the way. Because of the long production time for a stop-motion animated film (well, for any animated film, really), it was announced a few years ago and sorted dissolved in my subconscious as I wondered what other live-action Johnny Depp films Tim Burton would be directing next.

But while I'm intrigued to see what Burton and Depp are up to with DARK SHADOWS, I'm more interested to see what happens with Burton's FRANKENWEENIE. As I'm sure you all know, FRANKENWEENIE was the short film that essentially got Tim Burton fired from Disney for wasting company resources. And now, just short of 20 years later, Disney has given him millions to make a feature film based off of that same short.

I hope a trailer is on its way soon (the similarly dark, stop-motion animated film PARANORMAN gets a trailer in theaters this Friday), but for now we have our first look at official stills from the film. And it looks very much like how you'd think a Tim Burton stop-motion animated film would look. Which is good! Take a look at the new pics below.

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Source: EW

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11:52PM on 10/27/2011
SQQUUUEE!!! Awesome....
SQQUUUEE!!! Awesome....
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8:50PM on 10/27/2011

frankenweenie

man! can't wait! it's gonna be good!
man! can't wait! it's gonna be good!
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5:44PM on 10/27/2011

Looks Good

I've always liked Burtons film. They may all not be the best thing to hit the screen, but i do find a certain entertainment value in all of them which is more than i can say for some directors.
I've always liked Burtons film. They may all not be the best thing to hit the screen, but i do find a certain entertainment value in all of them which is more than i can say for some directors.
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3:33PM on 10/27/2011
I really loved the original short and always wished it had been fleshed out more. This should be great. I know it's off topic, but I swear Tim Burton and Robert Smith (from The Cure) must have been separated at birth.
I really loved the original short and always wished it had been fleshed out more. This should be great. I know it's off topic, but I swear Tim Burton and Robert Smith (from The Cure) must have been separated at birth.
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6:11PM on 10/27/2011
Similar hairdo doesnt make them twin.
Similar hairdo doesnt make them twin.
2:59PM on 10/27/2011
Call me crazy but stop-motion animated films is where Tim Burton really shines.
And look at that hair, it's almost like a living creature.
Call me crazy but stop-motion animated films is where Tim Burton really shines.
And look at that hair, it's almost like a living creature.
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1:35PM on 10/27/2011

The character design...

reminds me of The Family Dog which Burton Produced. I always thought Brad Bird was responsible for the character designs on that show. Guess I was wrong:

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Looks good either way!
reminds me of The Family Dog which Burton Produced. I always thought Brad Bird was responsible for the character designs on that show. Guess I was wrong:

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Looks good either way!
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1:23PM on 10/27/2011
So does this have anything to do with the 1984 live-action Disney movie Frankenweenie?
So does this have anything to do with the 1984 live-action Disney movie Frankenweenie?
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11:45AM on 10/27/2011
Dont forget this is the same guy who did nightmare before christmas. That was probably one of the greatest stop motion movies of all time. I doubt this will match that one but either way it will probably be fantastic.
Dont forget this is the same guy who did nightmare before christmas. That was probably one of the greatest stop motion movies of all time. I doubt this will match that one but either way it will probably be fantastic.
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1:51PM on 10/27/2011
He did? Maybe lurk moar?
He did? Maybe lurk moar?
10:57AM on 10/27/2011
I guess it's just safe to assume that any film Burton makes will have Depp as a part of it.
I guess it's just safe to assume that any film Burton makes will have Depp as a part of it.
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1:35PM on 10/27/2011
Um...this doesn't.
Um...this doesn't.
10:51AM on 10/27/2011

You see Tim Burton...

Your "kooky" visuals work great in animation. Live action? Less so...
Your "kooky" visuals work great in animation. Live action? Less so...
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9:47AM on 10/27/2011
Looks wicked. Tim Burton is a great visionary person, and everyone has to give him that. He has some different paths in his work.
Looks wicked. Tim Burton is a great visionary person, and everyone has to give him that. He has some different paths in his work.
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