Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

New Promo For The X-Files Revival
Are we truly alone
Daredevil Season 2 Trailer Online
Say hello to The Punisher and Elektra
Leonardo DiCaprio Plans Volkswagen Scandal Movie
Exhuming the car manufacturer's body of lies
Charlize Theron To Star In The Gray Man
Taking over the action thriller from Brad Pitt
Seth Rogen Plans TV Series For The Boys
Another Garth Ennis comic gets the small-screen treatment
New Road House Gets A Director
Nick Cassavetes is in the frame
New International Poster For Daddy's Home
Ferrell Vs. Wahlberg Round Two - Ding Ding!
More Movie News

03 September 2015
First Teaser From Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Arrives
Tim Burton's latest looks to turn back time...
More Movie News

Love Is Strange (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Eyes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Homefront (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Iceman (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Frankenweenie Teaser Poster Online
Here lies Sparky... For now.

21 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Facebook

submit to reddit

Despite also being busy with Dark Shadows and other movies, Tim Burton has filled his idle moments readying the full-length stop-motion feature adaptation of his 1984 short Frankenweenie for a release this year. Now the poster is online.

The image has arrived courtesy of the film’s Facebook page, which is jumping up and down like an excitable reanimated puppy, hoping that you’ll “like” it.

Frankenweenie adapts and expands the story of young Victor, who tragically loses his beloved dog Sparky. Refusing to be without his closest companion, Victor decides to bring him back to life... Albeit with a few tweaks. The stitched-together pooch is fine for a while, but when he escapes, he causes chaos for the local townsfolk.

Burton has recruited a voice cast that includes some newcomers along with a batch of his regular acting ensemble: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Charlie Tahan and Robert Capron.

We caught a glimpse of footage from the film last year at Disney’s D23 event, and the Corpse Bride-style animation is a solid fit for the story of a boy and his reanimated dog…

Frankenweenie comes alive on October 5.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Antje Traue On For The Seventh Son
She's joining the fantasy pic
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

No ...
... the gravestone does NOT look like a big knob but, having suggested it, you most certainly do. More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:59 on 22 February 2012 | Report This Post

Is it just me....
...but does the gravestone look like a big knob...? More

Posted by bradthunder at 22:21 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

I'm not sure whether to be excited or not. Burton has become tiresome and his originality doesn't seem to be there any more. Guess I'll have to wait and see More

Posted by DLSandall at 21:40 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

When I first found out that Buton was do this that was enough for me to be excited about this but after seeing this poster I am twice as excited More

Posted by Rob Chappell at 20:55 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

The 666 Greatest Horror Movie Characters
Be afraid, be very afraid...

14 Things You Didn't Know About Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller unveils the secrets of his apocalyptic wasteland

A-List Directors, interviewed by Sam Mendes
Nolan, Spielberg, Fincher, Whedon and more…

Stephen Frears On The Program
'To me, this was a crime story'

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)