Disney “Frankenweenie” Production Stills
So after 28 years Tim Burton finally is releasing "Frankenweenie," the way he originally planned it to be, a full length, stop-motion animated motion picture. When he first came up with the idea he wasn't able to release it that way due to budget issues. So instead he directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984. The live-action version can be seen on The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray/DVD in the extra features section on the menu. The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”). Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films. Here are a few production stills from the film.