Network Awesome: Back From the Dead, Again: Frankenweenie
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By Brian Correia
These days, it seems like anytime someone says anything about Tim Burton, it has to be along the lines of "Oh, how the mighty have fallen," or even, in some especially wrong cases, "Oh, how the mighty were never even mighty in the first place. " Sure, maybe the man has been resting on his laurels for a few years, but he's got hell of a set of laurels. And shtick aside, there is no fronting on his resume. Here's a taste: he has animated for Disney, dreamed up dozens of iconic characters, invented the dark superhero film, directed bona fide classics in a Whitman's sampler of genres, and had two children with Marla Singer from Fight Club.
Believe it or not, that long and storied career had one of its earliest highlights in 1984 with a short film called Frankenweenie. At heart, Frankenweenie is a classic tale about a boy and his dog. Of course, given the title, you would be right to suspect there's a little more at stake here than that. It's an homage to
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