Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (1984) Short Film turns Full Length Film

Frankenweenie, originally a short by Tim Burton, is now a full-length movie and will feature the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau. A teaser trailer was just released to give us a little idea of what to expext, and it is both entertaining and freaking adorable.


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.

Expected Release: 5th October, 2012

Theatrical Trailer:


Tim Burton was fired from Disney for “wasting” their resources on films like this which they deemed too scary for family viewing. That did not stop Disney from releasing it on VHS after Burton became famous, although only in a censored version.

Here is the original Frankenweenie (which starred Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern and Barret Oliver).

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