The European premiere of Frankenweenie will officially be held at London’s Leicester Square Odeon cinema. But, in a first-of-its-kind move for the BFI London Film Festival, the premiere screening will be simultaneously transmitted to 30 moviehouses around the UK when it kicks off the event on Oct 10. Tim Burton’s 3D stop-motion animation about a boy and his dog is the feature adaptation of his own 1984 short and was produced in London at 3 Mills Studios. The voice cast includes Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder. Disney will release it in the UK a week after the premiere, on Oct 17. The festival has also just announced it will host The Art of Frankenweenie exhibition from Oct 17-21 at the BFI’s Southbank Centre Festival Village. The exhibition will be a look inside Burton’s stop-motion animation process replete with sketches, props, sets and puppets. The 56th edition of the London Film Festival runs from Oct 10-21.
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