Tim Burton’s eagerly anticipated feature Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 at the 2012 Fantastic Festival, held at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. Featuring a new and diverse line-up of sci fi and fantasy movies and shorts, the festival takes place September 20-27 in Austin.
“Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema. To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League.
Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. Don Hahn is exec producer. The voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
The stop-motion, black-and-white movie will open in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012. For more info, visit Disney.go.com/frankenweenie.