Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” Exhibit Coming To Toronto

The touring show will be part of Fan Expo Canada.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Fans of Tim Burton and his eccentric flicks as well as his characters are swooning over the fact that his touring exhibition "Frankenweenie" is making a stop in Toronto – it will be part of the Fan Expo Canada running in August.

It will help publicize the flick by the same name, Burton's latest highly-anticipated project that is due out in theatres across North American on October 5th and stars the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Landau and home-grown favourites Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short. "Frankenweenie" is the animated tale of a young boy who brings his dog back from the dead.

The Sacremento Bee wrote about the exhibit, "The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition captures the magic of the filmmaking process and gives audiences an exclusive glimpse into the stop-motion animation process brought to life by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton. From original sketches drawn by Burton, to extensive props, sets and puppets, the exhibition showcases the artistic detail and vision that has gone into bringing this heartwarming tale to the big screen in 2012's most highly anticipated animated movie."

Burton is best-known for his work on eerie flicks such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Alice in Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp, "Corpse Bride," and "Edward Scissorhands," another Depp-led movie. A jack-of-all-trades, he has directed, produced, written, and even acted (his most recent "role" was an uncredited part in "Men in Black 3," which just came out). He has been nominated for an Oscar and has won more than 10 awards including a British Animation Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, and two Venice Film Fest accolades.


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