Last month Disney released some artwork and character descriptions for the main characters in Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie.’ Now it looks like Disney is at it again and this time we are introduced to more of the inhabitants of Young Frankenstein’s weird town.
Below get to know some of the townspeople, who voices them and a little description of what the character is like:
Mayor Burgemeister (voiced by Martin Short):
Mr. Burgemeister is the Frankenstein’s next-door neighbor and Mayor of New Holland. A crotchety fuss-bucket, he is fanatical about his garden and can’t stand Sparky or anything else that threatens the perfection of his tulips. Mr. Burgemeister also asserts his authority over his niece Elsa Van Helsing by making her the reluctant star of his New Holland Dutch Day celebration.
Nassor (voiced by Martin Short):
Short is actually doing triple duty in the film not only voicing Victor’s father and the Mayor but also Nassor.
Nassor is highly intelligent, serious and intense. He takes a darker, more doomsday view on life than the other kids in New Holland. Nassor is instantly sceptical of the rumours surrounding Victor’s experiments with electricity, but once convinced, is zealous in his attempts to obtain Victor’s secrets.
Mr. Rzykruski (voiced by Martin Landau):
Mr. Rzykruski is the new science teacher at New Holland Elementary School. He has a thick, Eastern European accent and a unique way of explaining things. He connects with his students, but parents misunderstand his passionate teaching style. Mr. Rzykruski serves as a mentor and inspiration to Victor, teaching him that science can do both good and bad things and that if a scientist does not put his heart into his experiment, there could be disastrous consequences.
Weird Girl (voiced by Catherine O’Hara who also voices Victor’s mother):
Weird Girl doesn’t fit in well with the other kids. She delivers ominous pronouncements in a monotone voice with an unnerving stare. Her constant companion is her fluffy white cat Mr. Whiskers, whose unblinking gaze matches her own. The other kids give them a wide berth—especially when Weird Girl rambles about Mr. Whiskers’ dreams.
Edgar E. Gore (voiced by Atticus Shaffer):
Edgar “E” Gore is a needy misfit who doesn’t have friends but is desperate to be Victor’s partner for the science fair. In his attempts to be accepted ‘E’ tends to mess things up and often fails to think before he speaks. Even though ‘E’ promises not to tell Victor’s secret, he accidentally spills the beans.
Well, there you have it! If you’re not familiar with the movie ‘Frankenweenie’ I’ve also included the reel that was shown at Comic-Con to give you a little idea of what the movie is about. ‘Frankenweenie is actually a remake of Burton’s own short film of the same name that debuted 28 years ago. While most may not have been excited about ‘Dark Shadows,’ animation seems to be a great fit for Burton and am hoping ‘Frankenweenie’ brings the same quirkiness as ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas.’
‘Frankenweenie’ Homage Trailer:
Frankenweenie will be released on October 5th in the US and October 17th in the UK.
Source: Geek Tyrant