‘Frankenweenie’ Old and New

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Disney’s latest animation, ‘Frankenweenie,’ has had a disappointing start at the box office.

The Disney feature suffered a poor box office showing during an opening weekend dominated by Liam Neeson‘s ‘Taken 2’.

The feature closed fifth in the weekend movie earnings, taking in just $11.5 million at the box office. In the film, Victor’s classmates use his laboratory to reanimate their own long-lost pets, creating a town of monsters.

The new ‘Frankenweenie’ is directed by Tim Burton, and shot in stop-motion animation similar to 1993’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ which was written by Burton.

The new movie is an adaption of the 1984 film of the same name, which was a 30-minute short film featuring Shelly Duvall and Daniel Stern.

The new ‘Frankenweenie’ is shot in complete black and white like the major motion picture. Aside from a few alterations for a more modern audience the story remains relatively the same: Young Victor Frankenstein’s dog Sparky is resurrected after an accident, and it begins to terrorize and alarm the town.

The New ‘Frankenweenie’ is out now, featuring voice-acting from Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee, and others.

Watch the trailer for the new ‘Frankenweenie’ below:

Also check out the original ‘Frankenweenie’ (1984) below:

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