Disney has released a second trailer to ramp up for the October release of Frankenweenie, and we have it for you below.
You'd have to be bit of a dead-hearted curmudgeon or just a general all around spoil sport not to be at least someone humored by the idea of a very young Victor Frankenstein using his dubious science to raise his beloved dog from the grave. I'm not one of those things (I like to think), and so I'm on board for Frankenweenie.
That said, I'm a little terrified. Why? Well, Alice in Wonderland is why. Planet of the Apes is why. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is why. The incredibly terrible Dark Shadows is why. All of these films were directed by Tim Burton, and it is - of course - Tim Burton who is the mastermind behind Frankenweenie.
I'm holding out hope for two major reasons. First, this film is a re-adaptation of a very early Tim Burton short, created back when he didn't suck and was actually kind of good. Secondly, this is animated, which means we won't have to see Johnny Depp wearing weird make-up and mugging his latest evolutionary branch of his Captain Jack Sparrow bit. It also has a dog in it, which I suppose is a third major reason, if not actually the most important reason of all.
So, despite the abuse my psyche suffered from Dark Shadows, I'll say this - Frankenweenie looks adorable and I want to see it. Watch the trailer below and see if you agree.
Frankenweenie is bound for theaters on October 5, 2012.
" I grant, at least, that there are two distinct conditions of my mental existence -- the condition of a lucid reason, not to be disputed, and belonging to the memory of events forming the first epoch of my life -- and a condition of shadow and doubt, appertaining to the present, and to the recollection of what constitutes the second great era of my being. Therefore, what I shall tell of the earlier period, believe; and to what I may relate of the later time, give only such credit as may seem due, or doubt it altogether, or, if doubt it ye cannot, then play unto its riddle the Oedipus. " - Eleonora, Edgar Allen Poe
One of my favorite zombie movies, all my stupid friends who casually like zombie movies thought Fido was dumb. Of course I think maybe they don't get the social commentary.
First, this film is a re-adaptation of a very early Tim Burton short, created back when he didn't suck and was actually kind of good.
You know I still like to think he is still good, but I do think he lost his shit after he made "Big Fish" and was like "I want to try to get every award from this moment now and adapt, adapt, adapt!" Although I do like "Big Fish" and "Sweeney Todd" kind of, but I feel it's as if he just doesn't want to challenge himself anymore. Plus holy hell you think he could use other actors he has worked with I mean does he have to put Depp into everything? Shit call up Paul Rubens or someone else for a change.
I also like Corpse Bride as well I should watch it again. But I'm looking forward to this because it seems he at least still tries to do good animation work.
"I hurt" - Karen Cooper "Night Of The Living Dead"