The Trailer Park: Spooky Stop-Motion

As a longtime animation fan, I’m sure to like the movies promoted by these next two trailers. I especially love it when filmmakers push the edge of family-friendly to the point of “More for the grown-ups.” Even better if they use horror standards and conventions to do that. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that I’m going to love these.


What started off as a simple short film three decades ago has now been transformed into a feature-length stop-motion animated movie. After years of rumors and talks, Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is finally here, and it looks… Well, I’m not exactly jumping for joy, but it still looks pretty cool. It helps that I’m a ‘Frankenstein’ fanatic. I must say, though, that the whole black-and-white style is great. Oh, what the hell, I’ll watch it in theaters.


Now this one I’m waiting for with giddy anticipation. I really love this preview, as well as the plot and the animation style. I actually think I prefer this over Burton’s stop-motion flick. The fact that it comes from the same people as ‘Coraline’ makes me fairly confident that I’ll dig this movie just as much. It definitely seems like it’ll deliver on the spooky factor. Yet I have to wonder why it’s not being held for release until Halloween, rather than the end of summer? And is it just me, or does the animation have a ‘Wallace & Gromit’ feel to it?

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  1. JM

    ‘ParaNorman’ looks like it was written and directed by the storyboard artist of ‘Tarzan 2.’

    ‘Tim Burton 18,’ on the other hand, was typed by the brilliant John August, typist of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels 2,’ who now is a podcaster on the art of screentyping.

    ‘Frankenweenie 2.0′ has been delayed twice. Does that mean it sucks?

  2. EM

    ParaNorman is failing to connect with me. On the other hand, the trailer for Frankenweenie looks nifty. I hope the film hasn’t lost the criticism of oppressive suburban banality that was so important to the original short.

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