This weekend director Tim Burton’s tale of a boy and his till-death-do-they-part-and-beyond love for his dog, “Frankenweenie”, opens in AMC Theatres everywhere – make sure to purchase your tickets HERE.
AMC had the opportunity to sit down with “Frankenweenie” voice actors Martin Short (Mr. Frankenstein / Mr. Burgemeister / Nassor) and Catherine O' Hara (Mrs. Frankenstien / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher) to talk about the opportunity to voice both the "straight men" and the more outlandish characters in one film, maintaining the mystery of the characters that they have co-created with the animators and how this film fits into the larger body of Tim Burton's work.
Take a look at our interview below.
From creative genius Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland," "The Nightmare Before Christmas") comes "Frankenweenie," a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, "Frankenweenie" was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
Tim Burton directs a voice cast that includes Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.