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‘Frankenweenie’ Director Tim Burton Visits the Disneyland Resort

Valarie Sukovaty

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Recently, I had the honor of interviewing director Tim Burton. We talked about his connection to the Walt Disney Company and the Disneyland Resort, starting with visiting the park as a child (he grew up in Burbank, Calif.), to his career as a young animator with Disney animation, to seeing his blockbuster movie, “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” become a holiday tradition at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland park, to now, the first animated film he’s directed for Disney, “Frankenweenie” – a movie inspired by his California childhood – bringing it all full-circle.

Now, guests at Disney California Adventure park can get up-close to the movie’s stop-motion puppets at “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition.” They are truly magnificent pieces of art and are on display at the Disney Animation Building, which is where I chatted with Mr. Burton about “Frankenweenie.” The exhibition runs through November 5. Enjoy!


  • We saw the exhibit this weekend and its fabulous. Going to see the movie at DTD on Sat and then going to see the director, Don Hahn, at DCA in the afternoon. My husband knew him as a boy and Mr Hahn gave him his first magic kit (which he still has). Very excited to see this movie. It looks like soooo much work went into it.

  • All i can say is it is about time TIM BURTON got me in a film. Hello actress available alert xXx

  • I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to see the movie but after seeing the exhibit and experiencing the 4D preview, I am all in. Loved both!

  • I’m really looking forward to seeing Frankenweenie.

    I also love the fact that Hollywood Land has really gone all out to promote the film, from the exhibition and 4D sneak peek, to the new menu items at Award Wieners.

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