Filmmaker Tim Burton knows what it's like to be a boy with a dead dog. The filmmaker came to the Comic-Con convention in US last week to show footage of Frankenweenie, his expanded take on his 1984 short film of the same name.
The film tells the story of a boy who resurrects his beloved dog after the pet dies in an accident. Unlike the live-action original, the feature-length version is done in black and white, and uses stop-motion animation. The puppets were meticulously shot one frame at a time.
Burton, who started out as an animator, says it was a new experience for him to work with live actors back in 1984, but that the stop-motion version is a more pure take on his story. Frankenweenie hits theatres on October 5.