Frankenweenie from director Tim Burton will be available on Blu-ray in January
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced that the animated tale about a boy and his dog FRANKENWEENIE, directed by Tim Burton and featuring the voice talents of Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer, will be available in a 4-disc (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) combo back as well as a 2-disc (Blu-ray/DVD) combo pack on January 8th, 2013.
FRANKENWEENIE follows a boy named Victor (Charlie Tahan)who loses his beloved dog Sparky. When Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his dog back, he realizes there are some major, and sometimes monstrous, consequences when you mess with nature.
Even though FRANKENWEENIE was a clay-mation/animated film that is usually targeted at younger audiences, it just didn’t quite resonate with the crowds and only brought in just over $34 million at the box office. I wish I could say that was surprising, but it wasn’t something that I really wanted to see because the trailers made me cry every time I watched them, and you know Sparky can’t have a happy ending so that’s a big bummer for a lot of people, especially kids. Check out the trailer for FRANKENWEENIE below.
Special features for FRANKENWEENIE include:
4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack
- All New Original Short: “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers”—An exciting all-new short featuring Victor and Sparky’s home movie.
- “Miniatures In Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ To Life”—Viewers get an in-depth tour of the London set that includes never-before-seen footage showcasing the hundreds of artists who worked on the film.
- “Frankenweenie” Touring Exhibit—Allows audiences to explore the artistry of the film’s puppets, sets and props in a showcase that’s traveling the world.
- “Frankenweenie” Original Live Action Short—Burton’s original live-action short film.
- Music Video—”Pet Sematary” performed by Plain White T’s
2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack — Includes: All 4-Disc bonus features.
- “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers”
- “Miniatures In Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ To Life”
- “Frankenweenie” Touring Exhibit
- “Frankenweenie” (original Live-Action Short)
- “Pet Sematary” Music Video performed by Plain White T’s