I haven't been a fan of most of Tim Burton's work since the horrible 'Planet of the Apes' remake back in 2001. It seems as if the once genius filmmaker has slipped into a coma of remakes and adaptations that have his visual flair but not his heart. Hopefully that will change with Disney's upcoming 'Frankenweenie'.
'Frankenweenie' is a full length version of Burton's own 1984 short film of the same name (and one of my personal favorites). It tells the heartwarming story of a young boy who tries to resurrect his dog Sparky after the canine dies in a car accident. The original short was filmed using live-action actors with a black and white retro horror vibe. The new version uses Burton's trademark stop-motion animation (the same that was used on 'Corpse Bride').
Today, Yahoo! Movies released the first official trailer for the movie and, so far, it looks very good! Check it out...
What do you think? Are you in the mood for a black and white stop-motion animated movie? Will Disney let Burton keep the update as creepy as the original? I sure hope so! If the movie is as good as the trailer, then I may become a Burton fan once again.