June 29, 2012

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie to Open Fantastic Fest 2012


Fantastic Fest 2012 Poster

Wanna see Tim Burton’s latest stop-motion monster-cuteness before anyone else does? You’ll have to be in Texas on September 20th, 2012 to do that, because Burton’s “Frankenweenie” has just been announced as the opening film of the fest’s 2012 edition. The film itself won’t open wide until the following month, October 5, 2012. This year, the festival will run from September 20 through 27 down in Austin, Texas.

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Walt Disney Pictures’ Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival, happening September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Frankenweenie (2012) Movie Poster“Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema. To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder Creative Director Tim League.

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.

A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

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