The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® will open on Wednesday 10th October with the European Premiere of Disney's Frankenweenie.
In partnership with American Express® and Disney, Frankenweenie will premiere around the country, as the Opening Night red carpet and screening will be beamed live from London's Odeon Leicester Square to 30 cinemas across the UK, allowing audiences to enjoy this exclusive festival event.
From creative genius Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland", "A Nightmare Before Christmas"), Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life - with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.
A visually-stunning black and white stop-motion animated film in electrifying 3D, Frankenweenie's voice cast includes Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Cochata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.