After the jump, the new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which, io9 points out, was the film that got Tim Burton fired from Disney.
Tim Burton’s latest movie, Frankenweenie, debuted first as a live action short 1984. It was Burton’s very last project at Disney Studios. Once the short was finished, the director was promptly fired by the Mouse House for wasting funds on a short that was deemed entirely too creepy for the kiddies.
Poor Tim. I was once thrown out of a bouncy castle for similar reasons. Anyway, now he’s rich and famous and back working for Disney, and he can tell them to suck rocks if he wants to make a Frankenweenie movie.
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. [Apple]
When you’ve been plagiarizing yourself for the last 10 years like Tim Burton, I’m not sure the best way to mix things up is to remake your own movie from 30 years ago, but it’s an interesting strategy. Anyway, I can’t think of anything to say about this movie that doesn’t make me want to fall asleep. Can you? Anyone? Hey, you think Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have ever seen each other naked? Discuss.