Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) proudly announce the home entertainment debut of “Frankenweenie” arriving as a 4-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand—January 8, 2013. A must-add to any Tim Burton collection, the hilarious 3D stop-motion animated masterpiece is filled with quirky characters and unexpected twists. Boasting an electrifying variety of bonus materials, the 4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) includes an all-new original short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers”; an exciting behind-the-scenes featurette with Tim Burton “Miniatures in Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ to Life”; a showcase of the film’s touring exhibit, “‘Frankenweenie’ Touring Exhibit”; Tim Burton’s original live-action short of the same name, and more.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack’s spectacular picture and sound enhances the tale of a boy who uses the power of science to bring his beloved dog back to life … and a whole town faces the unexpected and electrifying truth of what happens when monstrous experiments run wild! “Frankenweenie” features an all-star cast including the voices of Emmy Award®-winner Catherine O’Hara, Tony Award®-winner Martin Short, Academy Award®-winner Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Golden Globe®- winner Winona Ryder.
I was at the Red Carpet Premiere of this movie (as well as the after party!):
So I may be slightly biased, but I loved this movie. I did also see the NY preview with my son who loved it, so we do have a consensus!
One of the reasons to love this movie comes from this snippet from Director, Tim Burton:
“The kids in the movie are based on various real people, but they are also based on horror icons like Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and dubbed Japanese movies that I remember seeing as a child. They relate to movies and actors, as well as real people that I remember from my childhood.” This movie spoofs so many horror movies that we all know, primarily Frankenstein, and you will recognize the various actors who are spoofed from the old horror movies, what great entertainment!
This movie is up for many awards this season, including a Golden Globe. It has already won many local ”Best Animated Film” critic awards as well. And I asked for this review copy so we can see the film again and share it with our friends, we enjoyed it that much!
And, here a a few snippets for you to see for yourself!
Abandoned Gold Mine
Mr. Whiskers Had A Dream About You
Yes, Weird Girl is one of my favs, if you couldn’t tell! Voiced by the wonderful Catherine O’Hara!
We are thrilled to add this new Disney classic to our collection, you should too!
Disclosure: We received a copy of this DVD for review. I had also been at the premiere as part of a Disney Movie junket. All opinions are always 100% honest and our own.