A new image has been released by Disney in order to promote Frankenweenie , the forthcoming stop-motion adventure from Tim Burton.
In it, we see Burton’s young protagonist Victor looking lovingly down at his pet pooch Sparky. Nothing macabre about that, you might think, but this being Burton, there’s more to things than meets the eye. Namely, that Sparky has been brought back from the dead!
The film will be a full-length adaptation of the short film of the same name with which the director first made waves back in 1984. That version was filmed in live-action however, whereas the new film sees Burton return to the painstaking stop-motion process used in Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas .
Already, the level of detail involved is clear for all to see, with Victor’s bedroom lovingly adorned with all sorts of science-fiction trappings, including an eye-catching poster for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea .
Frankenweenie will draw upon the vocal talents of Christopher Lee, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau, and will be released in the UK on 5 October 2012.