In 1984, Tim Burton put together a short film about a boy and the loss of his best friend. (You can watch that story in two parts; here and here.) The story never left his mind, as it seems. In 2005, plans to revisit it surfaced and last October, Disney treated us to a couple of stills.
With a release date of October 5th, 2012, Frankenweenie has been a project almost two decades in the making; so to keep us busy until October, Disney has released a few more goodies.
Little Victor, shattered by the loss of his pooch, Sparky, turns to science to bring his best friend back from the grave; but, gets more than he bargained for. Victor does his best to hide the dog from his neighbors and when Sparky gets out the action really gets going.
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