His beautiful stop-motion elegy to a dead dog is a perfect companion piece to his original live-action short and the visual and emotional touchstone of his work in between have found their most successful form in Frankenweenie. I reviewed the film here, and Ben did some excellent work on his visits to 3 Mill Studios, home of the production for the film, you can check that out here.
I caught up with Burton, legendary Disney producer Don Hahn and creative producer Allison Abbate to talk through the genesis of the film and the risks and rewards of making a black and white stop-motion animated movie.
On the personal nature of the film.
It was such a memory thing to me I started to remember other things,