Tim Burton is a name that has been associated with stop-motion animation ever since Disney released ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and now he’s returning to the House of Mouse with a new work in the medium based on his 1984 short film of the same name, ‘Frankenweenie’.
Leading up to it’s planned October release, clips, posters, still, and the like are being released to promote the film. Thanks to this new clip courtesy of Collider, we’re introduced to Mr. Ryzkruski, the creepy science teacher voiced by Martin Landau who serves as a mentor to our young protagonist, Victor, voiced by Charlie Tahan. You can see the clip featuring the eccentric teacher below:
Here’s the official synopsis of Tim Burton’s ‘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.
Featuring the additional voices of Winona Rider, Martin Short, Christopher Lee and Catherine O’Hara, ‘Frankenweenie’ is scheduled to be released on October 5th in 3D and IMAX 3D.