“Frankenweenie is a very personal pet project of mine, which developed from an idea I had in 1984, it’s the story of a boy who, inspired by science and the love of his dog, brings his pet back from an untimely passing.”
The craft of stop motion animation is a great passion of mine. The hand made quality of these puppets and sets will be heightened by the film’s black and white, 3D release.
The Art Of Frankenweenie Exhibition offers a glimpse into the filmmaking process and captures the incredible detail that has gone into bringing this story to the big screen.
Frankenweenie has been a labour of love for the cast, crew and myself. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as we enjoyed making the film” – Tim Burton
Calling all Burtonites if you can get your self down to the BFI Southbank before tomorrow evening you are in for a real treat and the best news of all is its free.
To coincide with the realise of Frankenweenie the latest film from the imagination of Tim Burton the BFI have created a brilliant and unique Burtonfest filled with the models, sets, artwork and all things Burton.
Feeling like you have stepped inside the mind of Tim Burton from the moment you reach the BFI following Sparky’s foot prints to lead you inside. You are then greeted with the props, models and amazing sets used in the film and It is only when seen up close you can really appreciate the work that goes into making a stop motion animation film.
The were 17 Victors and 12 Sparkys used in the film and considering Sparky is made up of approximately 300 parts along with 45 movable joints you know this was both a time consuming project and and as Burton said a real labour of love and this really shows. The sets are also interactive and you can have your picture taken through a window and it appears as if you are in the classroom and part of the film a memorable keepsake printed for you from the exhibition and also free. You can also put on your 3D glasses and feel as if you are in the film before going to the Frankenweenie cinema to sit on a bean bag and find out from Tim Burton along with the rest of the cast and crew all about the film. A great exhibition
I would recommend for Burtonites and those who are simply curious to find out more about stop motion animation, Frankenweenie and of course Burton himself.
It sadly ends tomorrow 21st October and tickets need to be picked up in advance but if you would like to know more visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/art-frankenweenie-exhibition
Check out some great pics here.