Tim Burton gives a shocking science lesson in 1st Frankenweenie clip

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Dec 17, 2012

It's been a labor of love for more than two decades, and now we finally have the first clip from Tim Burton's black-and-white passion project Frankenweenie. So how is it?

The film, the latest from the stop-motion guru, started out as a short that Burton created in the mid-1980s. Based around a lovable zombie dog, the project definitely looks to have that Tim Burton charm, and this may be one of the very few black-and-white films we get to see in 3D.

Here's the official synopsis:

From creative genius Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland," The Nightmare Before Christmas") comes "Frankenweenie," a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life--with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

The footage shows a scene where young Victor is putting together his plan to bring back Sparky, drawing inspiration from some classic Frankenstein tactics.

What do you think? Will this be a hit or a miss for Burton?

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