Category: Frankenweenie

Tim Burton Brings Old Friends & New Faces To Voice Stop-Motion Modern Classic

Nicole Rayburn: Winona, you are easily known as one of Tim Burton’s earliest muses. How does it feel to be working with your old friend again?

Winona Ryder: Well, it’s incredibly special. It’s just a very special film in general. I just saw it when we premiered it in Austin, and I was in tears, I was just so blown away. I expected it to be fantastic, but just it’s… He’s so special.

You know, it’s been 25 years that I’ve known him and that I’ve seen his short, and to be asked to be part of something so personal to him was such an amazing feeling, a great honor, and also just an amazing excuse to hang out with one of my favorite people in the whole world. And just to be a part of this—I don’t think I’ve ever felt so proud, really.

People just genuinely, really love this movie because it really has so much heart, and it’s completely original and unique, and it’s Tim all the way. It’s emotional too, you know?

NR: Of course. It also seems like the style really lends itself to that emotional quality. What do you think about Frankenweenie’s black and white palette?

WR: It’s really an homage to those movies that he grew up loving, the black and white—and that I grew up loving, really. Most of my favorite movies are in black and white. I think this is the second movie I’ve ever done that’s in black and white. And I’m not—it’s just my voice, but, yeah, I can’t really imagine it in color.

But I do think it’s an incredible experience. People who are used to color won’t be like, “Why… what’s going on?” It’s really, really perfect.

Go to Buzzine original article to read interviews with Tim Burton and Martin Landau.

Burton and Ryder Talk ‘Frankenweenie’

Director Tim Burton discusses how his latest film ‘Frankenweenie’ introduces kids to the theme of death and loss, and actress Winona Ryder, who lends her voice to the movie, reveals why she thinks it is a masterpiece.

Winona Ryder: ‘I credit Tim Burton for my career’

Winona Ryder has praised Tim Burton, going so far as to credit the director for her success.

From Tim Burton comes ‘Frankenweenie,‘ a heart-warming 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 visually stunning black and white, stop motion animated film in 3D, the voice cast for ‘Frankenweenie’ includes Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder. Disney will release the film on October 5th in the US and October 17th in the UK. ‘Frankenweenie’ is the first animated film that Tim Burton has directed for Disney. The screenplay is by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. My interview with Tim Burton for ‘Frankenweenie’ can be read here.

Speaking to Tim Burton, he said he really wanted to work with people he hadn’t worked with in a while on ‘Frankenweenie,’ people that he loved. You two in particular have a great background….

Winona Ryder: Yeah. I’ve known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career – I really mean that. I don’t know if….acting was sort of an accident for me, I wasn’t going on auditions and trying to be an actor. I was actually sort of discovered in San Francisco and I’d done only two movies, small parts, and I remember my parents were very picky (laughs) – because we had to drive from Northern California for ‘Beetlejuice,’ it was like 9 hours to get there, and I remember very well when I first met Tim. I was sitting, waiting to meet him and this guy came in and started talking, talking about movies and music and 25 minutes later I was like, “When is this Tim Burton guy coming?” And he was like, “That’s me!” And I was like, “OH….” (Laughs) I had no idea that a director could actually be so cool and I could easily hang out with them, you know? Continue reading

“Frankenweenie” LA Premiere

The premiere of “Frankenweenie” took place last night in Los Angeles, and Winona was in the attendance. She looked beautiful in a two-tone black-and-white silk dress, which she paired with simple black heels and pearl drop earrings. I have over 270 HQ pictures of both red carpet and post party added in our gallery, and you can see the previews below:

Also, here’s some videos from the red carpet:


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Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Is A Rousing Return To Form

For a number of years, fans of Tim Burton have had to do so with caveats or footnotes, citing early works as the reason for their dedication. But with “Frankenweenie,” Burton has made a true return to form, a bold declaration that he’s still very much relevant and able to create something artistically sound that will stir the heartstrings as much as it will delight the eye. [A-] – The Playlist

Note from webmaster: Some reviews are popping up already, and at least those I have read has the same opinion mentioned above. For me, as a Tim Burton fan, it’s amazing that finally we can be enthusiastic about his project once again. Specially because it has Winona involved, which makes me happy twice.
I have plans to watch this movie on Theaters, which will be released here in Brazil next November 02nd. You can post your review for us, since the movie it’s being released next October 05.

Fantastic Fest: “Frankenweenie” Opening Night

Winona Ryder, Tim Burton, Martin Landau and Charlie Tahan attended last night the “Frankenweenie” premiere at the opening night of Fantastic Fest, held in Austin, Texas. Check some pictures added to our gallery:

Also, the site FearNet has up a review:

Packed with “horror geek” references both obvious and sly, and boasting one of Danny Elfman’s best scores in over a decade, Frankenweenie may be a bit more “kid-friendly” than the similarly-themed ParaNorman from a few months back (which you really should see), but that is not meant as a knock. Both quietly charming and adorably weird, Frankenweenie isn’t a Disney flick that packs a ton of life lessons into the package; it’s just a simple, strange, funny, and visually amazing piece of horror-flavored comedy that’ll make little kids laugh and let parents revisit the type of Tim Burton stuff that made them big fans in the first place.

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