Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:06 am
I'm sold. It will be great to see a release from from Tim Burton that is based on his own story (as opposed to existing properties like Alice, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc).
Burton actually served as writer, director and producer for the upcoming Frankenweenie. He hasn't taken on all three of those roles for a movie since 1990's Edward Scissorhands. So this tale of boy and his dog is Burton's baby, and hopefully on par with the magic of Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.
The visual style looks good. I like that it has a slightly rougher, handmade esthetic (compared to Corpse Bride) both in the construction of the models and the animation smoothness. And the choice to make it black and white is bold. A true tribute to the Universal and Hammer horror of yesteryear.
And a good movie outing to treat yourself to during October's Halloween season.