Tim Burton's Frankenweenie gets a delightfully freaky 1st trailer

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 17, 2012

Since beginning his career as an animator at Walt Disney, Tim Burton has blossomed into one of Hollywood's most bankable yet iconoclastic filmmakers. But for his latest movie, Burton goes back to where it all started: He's remaking one of his first short films, Frankenweenie.

Like so many Disney stories, it's all about a boy and his dog—except, now, the boy is young Victor Frankenstein and the dog is dead. Well, sorta dead. Mostly dead. And, like so many of Burton's films, it's about someone on the outside, on the fringes of society, who finds a way to change the world around him without having to become a part of it.

And thank goodness Tim Burton is as in love with stop-motion animation as we are, and puts some muscle behind getting them made. Especially when they look like this:

It's hitting theaters in the same October zone that was so friendly to Burton's other macabre animations, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. Oh, and if you've never seen Burton's original 1984 short film, here you go.

You're welcome.

(via Bleeding Cool)