Dick Cook, the chairman of Walt Disney pictures, said during an interview that his company would soon be announcing the production of a stop-motion animation feature film. Now AICN is reporting that the film in question will be a feature-length adaptation of Tim Burton’s 1984 short film Frankenweenie, to be helmed by Tim Burton. You can see the short on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and a slideshow version on YouTube (here).
Frankenweenie is a parody of the 1931 Frankenstein film. When young Victor’s pet dog Sparky is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them and his parents, that despite his appearance, Sparky’s still the good loyal friend he’s always been. The film starred Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Sofia Coppola and Jason Hervey.
Jeez, ol’ Tim sure seems to be obsessed with the idea that dead people are just as good as the living. So far I’ve only found that to be true of lawyers! Those worthless bloodsuckers LOL!
Anyway, look for an official announcement about this soon, because online rumors are always true. Just like my wikipedia entry, that describes me as a muscular Korean baby. Which I am. [via /film and AICN]