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Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' to open London Film fest

Frankenweenie

London Film Festival organizers say this year’s event will open in October with Tim Burton’s canine monster movie Frankenweenie.

The animated black-and-white tale of a boy’s attempts to bring his beloved dead dog back to life will have its European premiere at the festival on Oct. 10.

It will have a red-carpet gala premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square and will be screened simultaneously at 30 theaters across Britain.

The film is a feature-length expansion of Burton’s 1984 live-action short of the same name.

Festival chief Clare Stewart said Thursday that Burton’s “funny, dark and whimsical” tale “playfully turns the Frankenstein story on its bolted-on head.”

The 56th London Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21. The full lineup will be announced next month.

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