New clip from Tim Burton’s animated comedy horror Frankenweenie

Get out your notebook and prepare yourself for the best physics lesson you will ever receive...


Do you remember learning about lightning in school? Nope, didn’t think so. But I bet if you had Tim Burton’s Mr Rzykruski as a science teacher you’d recall a thing or two…


The latest clip from his upcoming stop motion-animated comedy horror film is a science lesson with an eccentric twist. The film stars young Victor Frankenstein – a child scientist grieving for the loss of his beloved dog Sparky. Inspired by his eastern-European tutor, he uses his knowledge to bring the pet bull terrier back to life, but the town of New Holland is not ready for the havoc unleashed by his monstrous creation.

The latest teaser sees Victor sitting in a bleak-looking classroom during a lecture given by his eccentric, bespectacled teacher. If you were ever stumped by physics, lightning and electrons, here’s a much better explanation than I could ever give you:


The 3D black-and-white movie is inspired by Burton’s own 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody and homage to the 1931 film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, it will open this year’s BFI Film Festival on Wednesday 10 October. On that day the film will be screened at the Odeon in Leicester Square, and simulcast to the BFI Imax and 30 screens across the UK, before being released nationwide on October 17.