Like the original short, "Frankenweenie" borrows liberally from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" as it tells the story of a young boy named Victor who, distraught at the loss of his pet dog Sparky, discovers a way to bring him back to life. The story is vintage Burton, and brings several of Burton's favorite actors such as Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Landau to voice several of the characters. The great irony is that the "Frankenweenie" short is what got Burton fired from Disney as an animator, and yet now the studio is busy promoting the movie's release.We guess that means that everybody has changed their mind about Burton now and again.
With only a little over a week left before "Frankenweenie" gets released, the studio has released a new poster to promote the movie's IMAX run as well as a new preview clip. The clip reveals some of the movie's humor, as Victor is approached by the Weird Girl in his class and is told that her cat, Mr. Whiskers, has created a prophetic sign about his future. Check them both out below. "Frankenweenie" opens October 5th. [MTV]