I know that in recent years and especially after Dark Shadows, Tim Burton has begun to let us down a little bit, and we can debate how or why, but it is just true. However, I know that I might be in the minority here, but I am still holding out hope for Frankenweenie. I love the short and feel very fortunate that my favorite Disney theater plays it before The Nightmare Before Christmas every Halloween.
Therefore, the release of this poster just once again re-ignited my excitement. Stop motion animation makes me down-right gitty and Burton seems to have played up the cross-over between a comedy and sci-fi horror film as several of the character names give a nod to the classic horror genre (Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar "E" Gorey, Victor Frankenstein) which gives it another interesting element. My only remaining question is how they are going to be able to flesh the story out, but all I hope is that we will get to experience the return of classic Burton great-ness. Please?!
And in case you missed the trailer: