|The best and worst of Tim Burton
By Frank Paiva
Special to MSN Movies
It takes a long time to make a movie. In the case of "Frankenweenie," it takes a very, very long
Back in 1984, Tim Burton was an animator turned director working
for the Disney Channel in its early days. One of his first projects was
"Frankenweenie," a 30-minute live-action short about a boy who reanimates his
dead dog. The film starred Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern and a very young Sofia Coppola.
Disney fired Burton for wasting money on a project that was too scary for
children. After the director's string of successes in the late '80s, the studio
finally released it on video in 1994. Oh, what a difference a decade makes.
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