This summer, we saw stop-motion animation applied to a horror-comedy with ParaNorman, and it'll happen again when Tim Burton's Frankenweenie hits theaters next month. The 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated film pays homage to Frankenstein as it follows a boy who uses science to bring his deceased dog back to life. A new clip for the film has arrived and it looks like a demonstration of just how crazy things can get when pets are brought back.
Is it possible that there's some sort of magnification thing happening during the process of reanimating dead animals? Because that seems to be what's happening here, as we see one character running from a herd of seamonkeys, while another is being pursued by something even bigger.
Is that a turtle? Whatever it is, it's definitely a bigger problem.
I think it's going to be impossible not to draw comparisons between ParaNorman and Frankenweenie, as both are stop-motion, both involve the dead coming back to life in some way, both include kids, and both combine humor and horror. Watching the above clip, I'm already flashing back to the enjoyable experience of having seen ParaNorman in the theater, so, I don't think the similarities will hurt Frankenweenie. And the black-and-white element should certainly help set Frankenweenie apart from LAIKA's film, not to mention whatever dark-and-twisted additions Tim Burton might bring to this film.
Frankenweenie arrives in theaters October 5. More information can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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