The screening will take place at Austin's renowned Alamo Drafthouse. Tim League, Fantastic Fest co-founder and Drafthouse director, says Burton "stands as a titan of modern genre cinema," and being able to debut the feature adaptation of the director's career-starting short film "is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general."
"Frankenweenie" was filmed in black-and-white and rendered in 3D. It follows a young boy named Victor who loses his beloved canine pal Sparky. He then pulls a Colin Clive and resurrects the dog through the harnessed powers of science. The estimable voice cast includes Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.