'Frankenweenie' Character Posters Are Scary Good

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This is a huge year for fans of stop-motion animation. Not only is the medium alive and well, it's been kicking major butt with studios and proving to critics that you don't need fancy CGI and 500 new software patents to make a killer animated movie. 'Frankenweenie' will be the 3rd stop-motion flick to be released this year, and these new character posters and descriptions give us a hint of the madness we can expect when it hits theaters.

Disney just released five new character posters and the descriptions for each character. The Tim Burton directed animated film will be released in theaters on October 5th. The synopsis is below:

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” 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 all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

Check out these cool new character posters and the descriptions for each character.

Edgar "E" Gore

Edgar “E” Gore is a needy misfit who doesn’t have friends but is desperate to be Victor’s partner for the science fair. In his attempts to be accepted ‘E’ tends to mess things up and often fails to think before he speaks. Even though ‘E’ promises not to tell Victor’s secret, he accidentally spills the beans.

Mayor Burgemeister

Mr. Burgemeister is the Frankenstein’s next-door neighbor and Mayor of New Holland. A crotchety fuss-bucket, he is fanatical about his garden and can’t stand Sparky or anything else that threatens the perfection of his tulips. Mr. Burgemeister also asserts his authority over his niece Elsa Van Helsing by making her the reluctant star of his New Holland Dutch Day celebration.

Mr. Rzykruski

Mr. Rzykruski is the new science teacher at New Holland Elementary School. He has a thick, Eastern European accent and a unique way of explaining things. He connects with his students; however, parents misunderstand his passionate teaching style. Mr. Rzykruski serves as a mentor and inspiration to Victor, teaching him that science can do both good and bad things and that if a scientist does not put his heart into his experiment, there could be disastrous consequences.

Nassor

Nassor is highly intelligent, serious and intense. He takes a darker, more doomsday view on life than the other kids in New Holland. Nassor is instantly skeptical of the rumors surrounding Victor’s experiments with electricity, but once convinced, he is zealous in his quest to obtain Victor’s secrets.

Weird Girl

Weird Girl doesn’t fit in well with the other kids in New Holland, but it’s easy to see why—she delivers ominous pronouncements in a monotone voice with an unnerving stare. Her constant companion is her fluffy, white cat Mr. Whiskers, whose unblinking gaze matches her own. The other kids give them a wide berth—especially when Weird Girl rambles about Mr. Whiskers’ dreams.

Frankenweenie also features the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Conchata Ferrell, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Charlie Tahan.

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