Today we have a teaser poster for Frankenweenie, the second of two 2012 movies directed by Tim Burton, both of which are derived from existing properties. The first, this summer's Dark Shadows, is based on the 1967-1971 gothic soap opera created by Dan Curtis. Interestingly, though, Frankenweenie is based on Burton's own 1984 short film, that one that, according to legend, got him fired from Disney. Now that he's household name Tim Burton, however, Disney was happy to let him oversee a a feature length version of the story, which finds a suburban little boy bringing his beloved dog Sparky back from the dead.
While the original short was live-action, Frankenweenie
the movie features stop-motion animation, for which Burton has a longtime affinity, producing A Nightmare Before Christmas
and directing The Corpse Bride
, as well using it extensively in his live-action work.
The teaser poster below debuted on the film's official facebook page, where you're forced to "Like" it just to see it, presenting a paradox of browser-crippling proportions.
Almost twenty years after getting Ed Wood made properly in black and white, Burton once again brings the two-tone look with Frankenweenie. Martin Landau, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Bela Lugosi in that film, lends his voice to this new venture, as do Beetlejuice veterans Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara. Young Charlie Tahan voices protagonist Victor Frankenstein, and the vocal cast is rounded out by Martin Short and SpongeBob SquarePants himself, Tom Kenny.
Some Rogue 3D Eyewear will allow you to see Frankenweenie in style when the film hits theaters on October 5th.