Disney has premiered the first trailer for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s 3D black and white stop-motion remake of his own 1984 short film of the same name. A parody of, and homage to, the 1931 film Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the original Frankenweenie is what got Burton fired from Disney nearly three decades ago.
The feature-length remake, which reunites the director with Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Martin Short and Conchata Ferrell, opens Oct. 5.
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.