First Look At Frankenweenie Short Film Captain Sparky Vs. The Flying Saucers
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie didn't do too well at the box office, making only $34 million domestically on a $39 million budget, but that's not stopping it from getting a sequel... well, really just an expanded version of the movie-within-the-movie.
When the stop-motion horror flick arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 8th it will include a special feature called Captain Sparky vs. the Flying Saucers, the stop-motion short film that Victor was making in the feature. The super low-budget sci-fi flick has Victor using his dog, Sparky, defending the planet from an invading alien force. In addition to the first details about the short, USA Today' has also posted two first-look images. Check them out below and head over to their site to see them full size.
The newspaper's write up about the film is interesting, as it talks about the details required to make it look like a stop motion movie within a stop motion movie. This involved bad camera angles, time jumps, odd movement and in-frame mistakes. Said animation producer Mark Waring about the flaws, "[It's] all of those things to get the sense of how that would actually be if you made the film as a kid." In addition to the short film the home video release will include behind the scenes featurettes as well as the original 1984 live-action short film.
In case you missed it in theaters but want to know more about Frankenweenie, you can read our own Katey Rich's review right here and for images, posters, trailers, behind the scenes pics, and more head on over to our Blend Film Database.
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