Fantastic Fest Interview: Tim Burton Gets Personal in Frankenweenie


Tim Burton’s characteristic gothic vision returns to the screen this Friday with Frankenweenie, the black and white, stop motion-animated, feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short film of the same name.

The original film heralded the ’85 release of Burton’s first feature – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – and starred Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern and Shelley Duvall. Oliver played a young boy whose dog is killed in an accident and resurrected in Frankenstein-like fashion.

The animated redo expands on this idea and introduces a slew of monstrous surprises as well as a talented vocal cast of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer. had to chance to speak with Burton about the project and you can check out the full interview by clicking the image below. Also, be sure to check back all week long for more interviews with the films cast and crew.