Science Experiment Activity Sheets & Bonus Tim Burton Video
The new Disney Frankenweenie flick is almost here!! It hits theaters on October 5th! We were huge fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas movie and this is following right along in those footsteps. Same kind of look and feel. Ethan’s totally excited there’s a ‘scary movie’ made just for kids!
From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. A stop-motion animated film, Disney Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.
In the Tim Burton / Disney Frankenweenie, young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Here’s a short video with Tim Burton talking about the new Disney Frankenweenie flick! I just love this guy!
DISNEY FRANKENWEEINE FUN FACTS!
- When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
- “Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.
- Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
- 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”).
- Classic horror films inspired several of the character names.
And, to get all your small fry mad geniuses ready for the action, I have some awesome activity sheets to help get them pumped!
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