You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Frankenweenie’ to preem at Fantastic Fest

Tim Burton pic to open Austin, Texas event

Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas.

“Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general.”

Burton’s story centers on a boy who unexpectedly loses his beloved dog and harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments.

The stop-motion animated film was shot in black and white and rendered in 3D. Voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

“Frankenweenie” is directed by Burton, produced by Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Burton. Disney will release “Frankenweenie” domestically on Oct. 5.

Fantastic Fest, which runs through Sept. 27, bills itself as the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and “just plain fantastic” movies. Past screenings have included “There Will Be Blood,” “Red,” “Apocalypto,” “Zombieland” and “The Human Centipede 2.”

More Film

  • EFM European Film Market Berlinale Placeholder

    Berlin: Zodiak Belgium, Films in Motion Join for 'Life'

    Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a […]

  • Dragon Rider

    Berlin: Rise Visual Effects' Features Arm Seeks More Co-Productions

    Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a […]

  • Ginevra ElkannDavid di Donatello Award 2017,

    'Land' Producer Ginevra Elkann Set for Directorial Debut With 'Magari' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a […]

  • Loro Italian Cinema Berlin Film Festival

    Local Investment, Kudos Boost Italian Cinema's Profile

    Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a […]

  • Marysia Nikitiuk, Igor Savychenko Talk ‘When

    Berlin: Marysia Nikitiuk, Igor Savychenko Talk ‘When the Trees Fall’

    Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema,” said festival co-counder and creative director Tim League. “To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content