Walt Disney Studios Presents New Featurette from FRANKENWEENIE


From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

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

Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.

“Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

Dogs inspire songs

Have you ever lost a beloved canine friend? Now that I am an older dog, my pack is very sensitive to this subject of loss and love. They love me very much. Sometimes I catch them staring at me, when they think I'm napping.

With my female writing for LIFE+DOG and on the blog next door, she gets a chance to focus some of her energy on life with me, and what life will be like after I've crossed the rainbow bridge. Creatively she is not alone, musicians and poets do it too. Below is a really sweet song "Back to the Stars" written by Alphanaut, a musicial collective that we just discovered. Mark Alan, from Alphanaut, lost his dog Dingo last year to Canine Lymphoma.  


He's just released his newest LP Little Sun, a concept driven album about the full life cycle of his beloved dog Dingo. Each song on the album is a chapter in the story of Dingo's life, from birth to the ultimate passage back into the realm of the spirit. Of the thirteen songs on the album, eight are told from Dingo's perspective, including this one "Back to the Stars." 

Listen and tell us what you think in the comments. What does the song and its lyrics say to you?