Tim Burton's Frankenweenie Heads for Traveling Exhibit

Tim Burton Frankenweenie 2012Tim Burton's Frankenweenie may have to wait until early October before it hits screens, but movie fans will have a chance to get an early look at images from the stop-motion animated feature during an exhibition tour beginning next week in Barcelona, Spain that continues on to seven countries including the U.S.

Frankenweenie revolves around a boy and his dog, Sparky. After his dog is lost unexpectedly, he conducts a science experiment to bring him back to life, but then faces monstrous consequences. The exhibition, which will feature original sketches drawn by Burton in addition to displays of props, pets and puppets, will head to the U.S. in time for Comic-Con in San Diego (July 11 - 15). Other countries on tap for the Frankenweenie show include France, England, Japan, Mexico and Canada, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios which will release the film in the fall.

Martin Landau, Martin Short, Robert Capron, Winona Ryder and Conchata Ferrell star in the film directed by Burton who co-wrote with John August.

This is not the first time Tim Burton's creations have made "live appearances" outside the theater for the public. In 2009 the filmmaker had a major retrospective of his creations ranging from Edward Scissorhands to Sweeney Todd, among others, that included hundreds of paintings, drawings, storyboards, puppets and other work surveying his over one-dozen films. The popular exhibit opened at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and eventually traveled to locations throughout the world.

[Source: International Business Times]