“Frankenweenie” Comic-Con Panel

The Disney panel it still going, but Frankenweenie was just presented. While following it through Twitter I was able to catch a few parts of the panel:

@empiremagazine: ’50s style narration and music for Frankenweenie promo. Good stuff…
@empiremagazine: Burton on the original Frankenweenie. “I was a very bad animator. So they gave me a short. I had to learn to talk to actors.”
@empiremagazine: Amazing Frankenweenie clip, featuring a lecture on lightning from a nutjob science teacher. We’re loving the feel of this thing – Chris

Let’s hope the clip can surface soon.

Comic-Con 2012: Thursday Schedule

While checking the official Comic-Con website I saw the official schedule for this year, and Frankenweenie will have it’s panel on Thursday, July 12.

2:05-3:05 Walt Disney Studios: Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, and Wreck-it Ralph— Walt Disney Studios hosts a Q&A panel featuring the imaginative director of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland); a special look at the world of Oz The Great and Powerful with director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy); and the illustrious voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), and director Rich Moore (Futurama). Hall H

As you can see, no word if Winona will attend it.

Frankenweenie to Open Fantastic Fest

The annual Austin, Texas-based genre film festival Fantastic Fest announced this morning that Tim Burton’s stop motion-animated Frankenweenie will kick things off on September 20 as the opening night premiere. The 2012 festival will run from September 20 to 27 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin.

Frankenweenie opens on October 5 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters.

You can read the full press release below:

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.

“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.

Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. Frankenweenie releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

Second trailer for “Frankeweenie” is released!

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.

Frankenweenie hits theaters on October 5th, 2012.

And we have a new layout!

So as you can see, we have a new layout. Since we changed to our previous one I’ve been receiving some emails asking to change the design colors for something easier to read. I believe we cannot go wrong with black and white, right? 😀

The gallery also has a matching theme. I hope you guys enjoy this one.

Let me know if you find any issues, I still have to check every page.

Frankenweenie: meet Elsa Van Helsing

A couple of character posters from upcoming “Frankenweenie” was released today, including Elsa Van Helsing, voice by Winona.

Elsa is a soulful and somber classmate of Victor. She lives next door to him with her tyrant uncle, Mayor Burgemeister, who forces her to be this year’s “Little Dutch Girl” at the town’s celebration of Dutch Day. Elsa also has a beloved pet, her poodle Persephone, and truly empathizes with Victor when he loses Sparky.

Persephone is a perfectly groomed black poodle with an enormously large poof of hair on her head. She is curious and flirtatious with Sparky and fiercely loyal to Elsa, her owner. When Persephone and Sparky first meet in the backyard, the attraction is instantaneous and electrifying.

The original poster was released by Just Jared

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