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Burton’s feature length Frankenweenie gets a teaser. Plus original short (videos)

March 2nd, 2012 by Marc Comments

Tim Burton has, let’s be honest, fallen from grace. When he directed Beetlejuice then Batman in 1989 I, in my teeage angsty way, declared him a God among men. By the time he got to Mars Attacks I had lost faith. With Alice in Wonderland I was a Burton athiest.

That said, I still love Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow and count them in my top movies list. Burton’s direction, the askew design and characters and Danny Elfman’s gorgeous gothic scores are perfect.

However, one movie that I watch quite regularly is Frankenweenie. The short is an extra on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and is the embodiment of what made Burton beautiful. So I am cautiously optimistic here.

Do I wish Henry Selick was directing? Absolutely, Coraline is one of my favourite movies, hauntingly beautiful and so full of genius and wonder that it demands repeated viewing, that said, Burton still has greatest left in him I feel.

Here’s the teaser, let us know what you think…


Here’s the original short for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….