Tim Burton fans rejoice. The time is near. In just over a month, you’ll have another great movie to add to your Burton collection. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the animated feature Frankenweenie will be released to home video on January 8th, 2013. The latest stop-motion movie from Tim Burton will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D.
The Frankenweenie DVD will include a featurette which examines the puppets, sets and props used in the filming of the movie, which are on tour around the world. It will also include the music video for “Pet Sematary”. The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D will include the aforementioned as well as the original short film which Frankenweenie is based on. Both Blu-ray releases will also include another behind-the-scenes featurette as well as an additional original short, Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers.
From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton comes the hilarious and offbeat 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 adjustment. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Spark gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.
Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton. It is based on the short film he created, which in turn was inspired by Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. The screenplay was written by Leonard Ripps. The movie features the voice acting of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
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