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Watch: New Trailer For 'Frankenweenie' Looks Like A Return To Form For Tim Burton

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 26, 2012 at 1:55PM

Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Frankenweenie" to recapture that magic, compared to "Dark Shadows" or "Alice In Wonderland," we'll take it any day of the week.
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Frankenweenie, Tim Burton

Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Frankenweenie" to recapture that magic, compared to "Dark Shadows" or "Alice In Wonderland," we'll take it any day of the week.

A new trailer has arrived for for the black-and-white stop-motion animated film and it looks like it's Burton at the height of his powers. Yes, it's all very familiar from the character design to the premise itself -- a young boy reanimates his dead dog Frankenstein style -- but like Wes Anderson proved with "Moonrise Kingdom," a director can play in the same sandbox, but still yield fresh results, and that's what we're hoping for here. In truth, the couple of minutes of this trailer was pretty much more enjoyable than the best moments of "Dark Shadows" combined.

Anyway, we'll see if Burton can get that lightning in a bottle (ha) once again, when the movie opens on October 5th. [HeyUGuys]

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