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More Tim Burton, anyone?

Tim Burton has returned to the screen this October (which I'd wager is is favorite time of year) with another creepy stop-motion animated movie for kids of all ages, Frankenweenie.
If you enjoyed this animated film, you might enjoy the live-action film (also made by Tim Burton) of the same name.

The original Frankenweenie is a 1984 short film directed by Tim Burton. It is both a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's novel of the same name.

It is currently available as an extra (along with Vincent,the boy who wanted to be Vincent Price, a personal fav of mine) on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and Blu-ray discs, which are available here at the Westlake Porter Library's children's department.

For fans, both films are well worth watching.

So what other past source material could Tim Burton use for a future film, you might ask... well, check out "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, and Other Stories" located in the literature department under the call #, 811.54 B974I 1997.

In this book he gives birth to more of his favorite types of characters, gruesomely sympathetic children. These misunderstood outcasts struggle to find love and belonging in the world.

His luridly beautiful illustrations evoke the sweetness and tragedy of these children... hopeful, yet hapless heroes who appeal to the outsider in all of us.


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