Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Deco Features: Frankenweenie
"Frankenweenie" is a tale from the twisted mind of director Tim Burton. It's about a boy who harnesses lightning to spark his dog Sparky back to life. But Deco found out, Tim's first version didn't exactly spark his career with Disney.
Losing a dog is hard for a kid even one who grows up to be whiz kid director Tim Burton.
TIM BURTON: "That was a special dog and then my first one, you know the one that this was based on. I know if we could bring him back we would."
"Frankenweenie" is based on an idea by Tim Burton an idea he had more than 25 years ago.
Tim's original "Frankenweenie" got him fired by disney in 1984 for being too dark.
The new one's essentially the same story about a boy who tries to bring his dead dog back to life. And this time it's on tim's terms - in stop motion 3D and black and white.
TIM BURTON: "I tried to make everything as personal from a memory you know 'cuz it's that kind of film for me where it's all based on those kind of feelings at that time."
Boyhood feelings not hard feelings that's all been patched up with Disney
TIM BURTON: "It was great becuase they were very supportive of the black and white which you know in the past I've had trouble with you know with that issue. But you know I think they got the fact that it's part of the emotional content of the film."
TIM BURTON: "When you have no color - there's something else you get from it. There's some other emotional quality that you- that comes in if it's the right project."