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Some familiar voices popping up in Tim Burton's stop motion redo of FRANKENWEENIE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Deadline's Mike Fleming has the scoop on Tim Burton's next animated film, a stop motion feature length version of his super fun short film FRANKENWEENIE, about a boy who resurrects his dog.

Looks like Burton will be joined by many of his regulars, including Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau and Martin Short. It makes me sad that Glenn Shadix recently died as I have a feeling there would have been a place for him in this world. I really dig Burton's short, starring the very '80s kid Barret Oliver as the young man who brings his dog back to life after it get hit by a car and I kind of love Burton tackling stop motion again using that jumping off point. Perhaps it'll be a return to form for the man. The cast sure is. What do you folks think? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST


    by Charlie & Tex

    Now Burton's plundering his own back-catalogue in order to get something "new" out that has previously worked. Not a good sign...

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    The original was great fun...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...but this will probably be over-long, dragged-out and taint the good feelings that the original live-action version brought.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Runnin' out of ideas or what?! Eat some acid Tim

    by Joely_Boy

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    No Depp?

    by JAG_off

    Is that even possible these days?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Yet another reboot

    by delvarner

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Tim Burton's cred with the studio...

    by Fletch Gannon

    suits will buy him about a decade of good will before he has to reenergize again. 'Alice' was so horrible yet it made a billion dollars because of Depp now he can make an piece of crap that he wants! I used to look forward to Burton's movies...but either I grew up or he didn't.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Danny Elfman already signed on to do the score, I bet.

    by oaser

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST


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  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    If Depp and HBC...

    by Scalvador

    Don't appear on the cast list I may actually go and see this.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Sounds fucking awful as fucking fuck if you ask me

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    Burton is getting very close to being dead to me. Big Fish was fantastic, and since then....just shitting in my face over and over again. So this is far all his remakes have been dreadful. Will a remake of his own film be just as bad?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST


    by oaser

    By the way.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    Martin Short, good choice

    by chewy-chop

    Burton to do an Ed Grimley movie, yeah?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    No Depp?

    by onezeroone

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    Considering that Alice in Wonderland, the piece of shit that it was, made a billion at the box office, I'd like to think that Burton would use that cred to get something original and unique made the way he did with Sweeney Todd which, IMHO, was a GREAT movie and his best since Ed Wood.<br> <br>Burton's peak seemed to be circa Ed Wood and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Mars Attacks was his last real Burtonesque big budget studio film while he's spent the last decade and a half churning out generic studio garbage.<br> <br>I'm hoping that Dark Shadows will be his next project with Depp and that we get a nice Gothic hardcore R-rated vampire flick that shows these faggy Twilight movies how it's done!!!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    you're not real bright, are you? you know there's a TV column, right? and if you look at it, I think you might find a great big Evǝnt talkback, just for dopes like you.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Hey Burton - what about Michael Keaton!!!!!!!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Did those guys have a falling out or something 'cos they haven't worked together since Batman Returns in 1992! Was it because Burton found a new muse in the form of Johnny Depp? I say get Keaton as one of the Barnabas clan - that's if Burton is still doing Dark Shadows next??????

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    No Coppola?

    by Bodenland Unbound

    She was great in the original Frankenweenie!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I second the hiring of Michael Keaton

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Dude was HILARIOUS as the voice of Ken in Toy Story 3, and Burton should throw a bone to the guy who starred in the film that was hugely successful enough to give him the creative clout he's weilded for the last 20+ years.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    John August is working on the script

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Maybe he'll break the trend...

    by Nigel_Coolbeard

    ...and make it a dark, stop-motion film with elements of 1950's culture, but twisted in a weird way. He should try working with that Danny Elfman guy - I hear he does good work.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Im surprised Johnny Depp or HBC hasnt been announced

    by Dharma4

    Only a matter of time, I guess.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    They should get Barret Oliver

    by Midnightcrow

    to reprise his role, he's hardly changed:

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Could NOT care less

    by Bileranter

    The guy's a plank and his films are a mess these days

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Burton should just do art direction

    by Nigel_Coolbeard

    Seriously. He's got a unique style that he slaps on to everything he touches. Why not hire him for projects that need his touch rather than give him full control over the production of a movie? The only actor he can ever get a good performance out of is Depp, and that's just because Depp is that good (except for that goddamned breakdance shit at the end of Alice). Let the guy do what he does best and stop letting him do everything else.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    again I've got to point you to

    by MurderMostFowl

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  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by Lemure_v2

    I'm a huge Burton fan, but Alice was one slap in the face that still hasn't healed. I second this idea...until he can get some decent scripts again.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I hope this doesn't start a trend...

    by Lemure_v2

    the last thing we need is a live-action Vincent starring someone from Twilight.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    oh how the mighty have fallen

    by KilliK

    Burton has become a caricature of his former self.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton = Beetlejuiece 2

    by KilliK

    but Burton is such an asshole that it will never happen.fucking bastard.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Tim, no one cares. Do Beetlejuice 2.

    by RPLocke

    You know, something people actually want to see?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Right now, the owner of Hot Topic is leaping with joy

    by Dharma4

    at yet another Burton franchise they can sell to a bunch of whiny-ass fucks

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Winona has not been a regular due to...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...Burton having Johnny Depp in every film. Which, in my opinion, is not a bad thing at all.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Burtons last stop motion flick SUCKED!!!

    by TheManWhoCan

    So sayith I.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by IpeeMan

    why does he have to put that ugly broad of his in every one of his movies? can't he get better poon?

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  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    this one started the "quirky forlorn character whom nobody under

    by pantsfactory

    almost all of his movies have a variation of this theme in it. have fun watching them now!

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