After today’s release of a brand new trailer with even more footage for Frankenweenie, Disney also revealed new character descriptions , pictures and bios for the film.
Having seen the short that originally portrait this story shot in live action, I can now see we have even more in store in the full length animated version. Even though the core elements are the same: Victor ( voiced by Charlie Tahan ) brings back from the dead his beloved dog Sparky “Frankenstein-Style”, causing all kind of mayhem around the town he lives in when the dogs gets loose.This time around he has some other people involved in his life, his neighbor Elsa Van Helsing (Winona Ryder), Bob and Tokiashi ( Robert Capron, James Hiroyuki Liao), and Elsa’s lady dog Persephone (a personal favorite). The movie’s official website promises to unveil more characters in future dates.
Take a look at the pictures and a brief description for each character:
Victor Frankenstein is a a clever and industrious 10-year-old boy who is inspired by science. When he loses Sparky, Victor uses his scientific ingenuity to bring him back to life.
Sparky is a devoted and playful Bull Terrier whose sense of curiosity is only matched only bi his beloved owner, Victor. Sparky enjoys chasing after balls and being the star of Victor’s home made movies.
Elsa Van Helsing is a soulful and somber classmate of Victor. Elsa also has a beloved pet,her poodle Persephone, and truly emphathizes with victor when he loses Sparky.
Persephone is a perfectly groomed black poodle with an enormously large pool of hair in her head. When Persephone and Sparky first met in the backyard, the attraction is instantaneous and electrifying.
Bob’s is a momma’s boy who is the brawn to Tokiashi’s brains. Bob follows Tokiashi everywhere, but is the first to run to Victor for help when he gets over his head.
Toshiaki is over-achieving and mega-competitive. Toshiaki will stop at nothing to win the top prize in the school’s science fair-even if it means stealing Victor’s ideas to do it.
Frankenweenie opens in theaters October 5 2012. What did you think of this images and this new Burton project in general?
You can check out the new trailer and the great article from our Jim Napier here:
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