Blu-ray Review: FRANKENWEENIE 4-DISC SPECIAL EDITION

FRANKENWEENIE Blu-ray | ©2013 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Voices: Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O’hara, Winona Ryder Writers: John August, Leonard Ripps based on a story by Tim Burton Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 One of the most criminally overlooked animated features from last fall was Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE, a black and white stop-motion animated feature based on his 1984 live action short. Now that it’s arrived as a four-disc special edition, hopefully people will finally discover what a great and original film this is. The story follows young tyke Victor Frankenstein who is tied to the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with the IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS stop motion special creative team

IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS | ©2012 Nickelodeon

For over thirteen years, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS has been a Nickelodeon cartoon staple and even though there have been Christmas episodes over the years, there’s never been a stop-motion Christmas special. That’s all changed with IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! which takes the little sponge who lives under the sea and forces him to deal with Plankton’s evil plan to turn everyone into a jerk for Christmas. The special already aired on CBS and will be making its Nickelodeon debut tonight. ASSIGNMENT X spoke with co-directors Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero as well as producer Chris Finnegan about the complicated process in […]Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Director Tim Burton talks FRANKENWEENIE and working in stop motion again

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

It’s rare a filmmaker gets to revisit something they did when they were starting out, but most filmmakers aren’t Tim Burton. And with FRANKENWEENIE, he’s tackling a feature film incarnation of his 1984 live action short film he did for Disney. The original didn’t go over well, but now he’s bringing it to life in black and white, stop-motion and 3D and we says it was a thrill to go back into that world. “It’s a project that always meant something to me, so it was great to have the opportunity to do it stop-motion, black and white and expand […]Read On »

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First Look: Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE trailer is ALIVE!

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Tim Burton’s latest stop motion film follow A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and THE CORPSE BRIDE is actually a blast from the past. FRANKENWEENIE is a black and white stop-motion film based on the live action Disney short he did in 1984 before he hit it big with PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE and BEETLEJUICE. The first FRANKENWEENIE trailer has finally made its debut, and you can check it out below. The film arrives October 5 and features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara. Surprisingly, there’s no Johnny Depp voice cameo this time out. AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE […]Read On »

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