Walt Disney Studios announced today that they are launching a touring exhibition featuring the art of Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” the acclaimed director’s stop-motion, animated feature film.
The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition gives you a peek into the world of a boy who, inspired by science and the love of his dog, brings his beloved pet back from the dead.
From original sketches drawn by Burton, to extensive props, sets and puppets, the exhibition showcases the artistic detail and vision that has gone into bringing Frankenweenie to the big screen. What I find so exciting is that this Exhibition gives you an exclusive glimpse into the extraordinary stop-motion animation process.
What is Stop-Motion Animation?
Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural. It works by shooting a single frame of an object, then moving the object slightly, and then shooting another frame. When the film runs continuously in a film projector, or other video playback system, the illusion of fluid motion is created and the objects appear to move by themselves. This is similar to the animation of cartoons, but using real objects instead of drawings.
My mind can not get over the amount dedication, time, and effort that went into making this film.Can you imagine how many thousands of images? Just one small mistake could ruin hours of hard work. Of course with a proven visionary filmmaker like Tim Burton, amazing is expected.
By it’s completion The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition will have visited 7 countries including the U.S. at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California, July 11-15. It will also have visited Spain, France, England, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.
Frankenweenie: From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, and executive produced by Don Hahn, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.
“Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.