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“Frankenweenie” Trailer #2

A newer trailer with footage we haven’t seen before for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Between ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania and this, it’s monsters, monsters, monsters… (and I mean that in a good way):

  • Mike

    Honestly, I’m a lot more excited for ParaNorman. Looks more entertaining and well-animated, and I’m not a big fan of the black and white on this one. I’m sure I’ll check it out at some point though.

  • Let the Paranormal comparisons commence! You know…putting aside the fact that they come out nearly two months apart, won’t have to compete with each other, and can be enjoyed without any sort of betrayal of the other.

    I think they both look fun. And for completely different reasons.

    The hamster gag made me chuckle in this. Some of fatter models (particularly the guys) look very Corpse Bride-y, I assume the same studio? I like that they look a bit more crude and a little less polished this go-round – gives it a nice vibe.

  • Michel Van

    I love those homage to classic Horror movies from 1930s to 1950s
    like Mr Rzykrus appearance like Vincent Price
    Victor classmate appearance like Igor, with quote:”IT’Z ALLIVE !!!”
    i hope the “Big Problem” look more on Gozilla as on T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
    otherwise it look like so cliched stereotyped …

  • I think Burton’s animation has got a little too “conservative” as John K would put it. This has potential but there are a lot of things I wish they would look or move “wackier”. Nightmare Before Christmas was less perfect in its animation but that’s what made it so great. Stop motion needs to be a little imperfect and I think they know that at Laika.

    Tim Burton’s new life action movies have Johnny Depp overacting and those eccentric colors, but his new animation look restrained in comparison. I still think Corpse Bride is a better movie than most of his recent life action flicks. It’s good, but a little dull, there are good scenes in it but it lacks the charm and pacing of Nightmare Before Christmas. This will probably be the same, a good movie, though not a great one. I’m liking the design of some of the secondary characters, anyway. Especially the girl with the big eyes, who looks very Burtonesque, in a good way. She is simmilar to a character from the Oyster Boy stories.

    • beamish13

      I just don’t understand why anyone would want to make a stop-mo film that looks so slick that it might as well be CG. CORPSE BRIDE also had the same issue (along with a terrible screenplay and forgettable songs).

      • Funkybat

        I would agree that Corpse Bride was better than his recent live-action flicks, and the sad part about that is I didn’t find Corpse Bride particularly memorable or outstanding. Tim Burton used to be one of the most creative and unique visionaries in animation and live-action film. He’s better than George Lucas is these days, but not by much…

  • Frankenweenie, ParaNorman and Hotel Transilvania. Three interesting monster movies.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Yep, 2012’s really shaping up to be an interesting year for these type of films.

  • Nic

    It’s good to see a little more plot in this trailer. I was really concerned after the first, if only because it was basically the same thing as the short it was based on. I’m glad it’s been elaborated on a little. Definitely will check it out.

  • Bob

    I’m looking forward to this!

  • Dutchie

    Gotta love that cat

  • TempleDog

    Complete total aside…doesn’t Sparky remind you of the dog from Family Dog? Did Burton work on that short/show?

    • beamish13

      Burton designed the characters from that AMAZING STORIES episode and co-executive produced the spin-off from the early 90’s. He really likes the look of bull terriers.

  • Oh man, this looks fantastic. It’s great to see Burton’s art style lovingly hand-crafted into three dimensional figures again.

    Also, this movie has caricatures of Vincent Price and Boris Karloff. That alone makes it a must watch.

  • James

    A good way to differentiate “Frankenweenie” from “Paranorman” is that Frankenweenie definitely looks more directly Sci-fi (scientifically created “monsters” and reanimating the dead) and there does not seem to be any genuine supernatural elements outside of direct sci-fi.

    Paranormal looks to have an entirely supernatural plot, dealing with ghosts, poltergeists, witches, etc. The supernatural activity in that one is apparently due to a “witch’s curse.”

    As for Frankenweenie, it does look like a very fun feature. It’s definitely not going to be an entirely serious story (though more serious than Hotel Transylvania) and more about how far Burton runs with the idea of man-made (child-made?) monsters running amok and freaking people out.

    The B&W is something I’m very curious as to how Burton handles in stop-motion. Hopefully it’s not just some modern “old monster movie” gimmick and adds to the look of certain scenes.

  • D

    Love it. It’s about time Burton got back to the stop-motion game his last live action films were overdone, self-indulgent and tried way too hard to adhere to his usual visual and directorial stylistics. When Burton does animation it is awesome, nostalgic, surreal and all the atmosphere and dark humour he loves so much comes naturally. I can’t wait too see this.

  • Joe

    All Of You Who Are Comparing This To Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania….Don’t Forget Monsters U!

    • Funkybat

      Monsters University will probably not feel much at all like the three monster/paranormal films coming out this year. Monsters Inc. was an amazing film in a lot of ways, but aside from a couple of key moments, it wasn’t really creepy or scary. The monsters are more adorable than disgusting. The three movies coming out this year all are in a more “Halloween-y” vein, so to speak.

  • wgan

    why he stopped making stuff like Ed Wood, just because he can’t get or make any money? such a shame.

  • Scarabim

    I like the look of this much more than I do Paranorman’s. That movie has too much of the *ick* factor for me. This looks creepy yet warm and funny. I’m sold!

  • The new trailer is definitely better than the first one. That hamster scene was too funny!


    The teacher is Vincent Price

  • Kyle B

    The main character has this generically Burton look that turns me off, but the rest of the character designs are really fun! Loved the Vincent Price caricature especially!!

    Looking forward to this film (and the rest of the monster menagerie out later this year), hope it turns out great

  • The more I see of it the more I want to see it now. This is shaping up to be a great year for animation. I am actually looking forward to quite a few films, which was not the case last year.