First pictures from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

The master of the macabre returns to stop motion in October 2012

His first stop-motion animation since 2004’s The Corpse Bride, 1996’s James And The Giant Peach and 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and typically reunites director Tim Burton with a number of prior collaborators, including Winona Ryder (1990’s Edward Scissorhands and 1988’s Beetlejuice), Martin Landau (1999’s Sleepy Hollow, 2009’s 9, 1994’s Ed Wood), Catherine O’Hara (The Nightmare Before Christmas and 1988’s Beetlejuice), Martin Short (1994’s Mars Attacks!) and Conchata Ferrell (1988’s Edward Scissorhands).

Good trivia, eh? Frankenweenie is out October 2012 through Disney, and here are the first official pictures: