Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Production maquettes and puppets from Tim Burton's Frankenweenie on display...

Hot on the heels of ParaNorman comes another spooky stop-motion animated tale just in time for Halloween, Frankenweenie. This time it's courtesy of the unique vision of Tim Burton and those clever folks at Disney.

Original maquettes and puppets featured in Frankenweenie on display
Frankenweenie movie exhibit
Frankenweenie character puppet exhibit
Frankenweenie movie puppet maquette display
This fantastic exhibit of original production maquettes, concept artwork and puppets featured in the movie, which is a remake of Tim Burton's 1984 short of the same name, were photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on September 27, 2012.

Frankenweenie movie billboard
Frankenweenie movie billboard
In an homage and parody of the classic horror movie featuring Frankenstein's monster, Frankenweenie is the tale of a boy who brings his dog 'Sparky' back to life with science after his pet is killed by a car.

Frankenweenie's Sparky stop-motion puppet
Frankenweenie Sparky puppet
Frankenweenie Sparky stopmotion puppet
Here's 10-year old 'Victor Frankenstein' and his faithful re-animated bull terrier, plus his mega-competitive classmate nemesis 'Toshiaki'.

Original stop-motion puppets from Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie stopmotion puppets
Frankenweenie stopmotion puppets
Frankenweenie Toshiaki Bob puppets
The fat boy is called 'Bob', who's described as a momma's boy and the brawn to Toshiaki's brains.
Frankenweenie movie poster
Frankenweenie Victor movie poster
As always I'm in awe of the work and detail that goes into creating these animation puppets and bringing them to life on the big screen.

 Frankenweenie stop-motion dog puppets
Frankenweenie stop motion puppets
Sparky Persephone Frankenweenie puppets
In the movie the black poodle 'Persephone' is attracted to Sparky and appears to be designed as a tribute to the Bride of Frankenstein. She is the pet of another character, 'Elsa Van Helsing'.

Frankenweenie movie poster
Frankenweenie Persephone movie poster
Meanwhile this were-rat monster seems to be a creation of another classmate of Victor's, the misfit 'Edgar "E" Gore'.

Were-rat stop-motion puppet from Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie wererat stopmotion puppet
Frankenweenie stopmotion puppets
If you like these movie models, be sure to also check out these other stop-motion puppets and sets from ParaNorman.

Frankenweenie movie poster
Frankenweenie WereRat movie poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this official book: Frankenweenie: The Visual Companion (Featuring the motion picture directed by Tim Burton)

Buy the soundtrack and music of the movie: Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie Unleashed!

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