Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Art to be Exhibited by Disney
Los Angeles. Sets and puppets from Tim Burton’s upcoming “Frankenweenie” will be displayed as part of a touring exhibition on the making of the stop-motion animated film, Walt Disney Studios said Monday.
In addition to props and puppets, the show will include original sketches drawn by Burton that helped inspire the homage to classic horror films.
“Frankenweenie” tells the story of a boy who brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life after it gets hit by a car. The voice cast include previous Burton collaborators like “Ed Wood”s’ Martin Landau and “Beetlejuice’s” Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder. It opens in the US on October 5, 2012.
The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition will premiere in Barcelona, Spain, at CineEurope, from June 18 to 21, and in the US at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California, from July 11 to 15.
Disney plans to take the exhibition to seven countries, including France, England, Japan, Mexico and Canada.
This isn’t the first time that Burton’s artwork has been on display outside of a movie theater. His sculptures, drawings and paintings were the subject of hit exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2009 and 2011.