Walt Disney’s touring exhibition of the artwork in Tim Burton’s animated feature film Frankenweenie will come to London in time for the film’s release on 5 October 2012.
The exhibition includes original sketches drawn by Burton, as well as extensive props, sets and puppets from the film, which is a personal project for Burton, and a return to his animation roots during his early career at Cal Arts and Disney; the original live action short is included in the traveling museum exhibition.
The Art of Frankenweenie exhibition premiered at CineEurope in Barcelona, Spain, on June 18 before moving on to Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California on July 11-15.
The exhibition is also due at Fantastic Fest, which Frankenweenie opens on September 20. The tour will also visit France, England, Japan, Mexico, Canada and other locations in the USA before the end of its run.
Featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, Burton shot Frankenweenie in Three Mills Studios, the base in Bow, East London where Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry planned the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
The first stereo 3D film to be screened at the iMax, the film was converted into 3D by Prime Focus, the Soho-based post-production company.
Here is the full list of locations for the exhibition:
- Barcelona: 18th to 21st of June
- San Diego: 11th to 15th of July
- Mexico City: 27th of July to 7th of August
- Toronto: 23rd to 26th of August
- Anaheim: 14th of September to 5th of November
- Madrid: September to October (Specific dates TBA)
- London: October (Specific dates TBA)
- Paris: October to November (Specific dates TBA)
- Tokyo: December (Specific dates TBA)
For more details, visit Disney Vault.
And to discover more about the craft behind Frankenweenie, check out the upcoming September/October 2012 issue of movieScope, available from August 28