Thursday, October 25, 2012

10/25/12: Happy Halloween from Frankenweenie

Happy Halloween from Frankenweenie!  I wanted to provide you some more information about the vision for the film so read on.
 The movie is out in Theaters so go check it out.  My husband saw it and really liked it.
More about the Film:
From Disney comes acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” a visually stunning, black-and white, stop-motion animated film in 3D, featuring the talented voice cast of Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
“Frankenweenie” is 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.
“Frankenweenie” harkens back to the classic horror films of Tim Burton’s influential youth, not only by filming in black and white, but also in the expression of innocence embodied by the use of stop-motion animation, which respects the simplicity of the story and adds both depth and texture to its presentation.
When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stopmotion animated film. Because of budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short for Disney in 1984. At the time, Burton made drawings of how he imagined the characters.
For this animated feature-length film, he used those original drawings and drew others for all the new characters in the film.  Many of the characters are modeled on the look and traits of characters in classic horror films from the 1930s and several of the character names pay homage to those films.
Burton always wanted to make a feature-film version of “Frankenweenie.” When he was a child, he loved watching classic horror films, especially “Frankenstein.” But what was also compelling to Burton was the personal connection he has to the story of a boy and his dog.
Burton explains: “The reason I originally wanted to make ‘Frankenweenie’ was based on growing up and loving horror movies. But it was also the relationship I had when I was a child with a certain dog that I had. It’s a special relationship that you have in your life and very emotional. Dogs obviously don’t usually live as long as people, so therefore you experience the end of that relationship. So that, in combination with the Frankenstein story, just seemed to be a very powerful thing to me—a very personal kind of remembrance.”
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