Allison Abbate has produced some of Hollywood.s best-known animated features such as The Iron Giant, Corpse Bride, and Fantastic Mr Fox. Her latest film, Tim Burton.s Frankenweenie, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. She also recently visited Australia where she is an executive producer on Animal Logic.s Lego: The Piece of Resistance. She tells Brendan Swift about the art of stop-motion and animation and working with Tim Burton.
Q: What is about animation which fires you up because you.ve been doing it for a long time and been involved in a huge number of very successful films.
A: I just feel like there.s a magic to the filmmaking process where you really are getting to