Contact Us

‘Frankenweenie’ Set as the Opening Night Film at Fantastic Fest 2012

Frankenweenie
Walt Disney Pictures

Frankenweenie‘ will have a big presence at Comic-Con 2012 (there are already banners hanging up in San Diego) but Walt Disney Pictures has even more plans for Tim Burton’s animated film: a film festival. ‘Frankenweenie’ will serve as the opening night film at Fantastic Fest 2012.

Fantastic Fest is the Austin-based film festival that takes place at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters and is billed as the film festival “with all the boring parts cut out.” Cue ‘Frankenweenie.’

Disney’s upcoming film will world premiere on September 2oth as the opening night film for Fantastic Fest 2012, which takes place from September 20-27 in Austin.

Said Fantastic Fest Creative Director Tim League:

Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema.  To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general.

Previous world premieres at Fantastic Fest have included ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Apocalypto,’ ‘Zombieland’ and ‘Red.’

‘Frankenweenie’ hits theaters on October 5th. For more on Fantastic Fest, visit their official site here, and check out the official Fantastic Fest 2012 poster below.

Fantastic Fest 2012

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!