With such a varied list of credits, there are only two real requirements to make a movie a true-blue Tim Burton joint. First, it’s got to embody the director’s signature gothic art style, and second, it’s got to be weird.
This exclusive clip from Burton’s upcoming stop-motion remake of his 1984 short, “Frankenweenie,” meets both requirements easily.
In the clip, Victor, the young reanimator at the heart of the story, talks to Weird Girl, a classmate of his. Her cat, Mr. Whiskers, has the uncanny ability to predict big events for people by pooping their first initial, and today, the cat had a big, stinky “V.”
“Frankenweenie” opens in theaters on October 5.