Peter Travers' 2012 Fall Movie Preview

The 25 movies to see and five that go straight into the Scum Bucket

'Frankenweenie'

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In Theaters: October 5th
Starring: Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara
Directed By: Tim Burton
 
Who else but Tim Burton would think of making a stop-motion 3D horror film in black and white? Only Burton could envision this Frankenstein-inspired tale of a boy named Victor (voiced by Charlie Tahan) who invents a machine to bring his dog Sparky back from the dead. It's not just his parents (Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara) who are horrified. Burton made Frankenweenie as a live-action short in 1984. Now he brings his imagination into full animated play and it's a knockout.

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