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Tim Burton casts Winona Ryder in 'Frankenweenie'

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Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara have been cast in Tim Burton’s stop-motion animation Frankenweenie, Deadline reports. The story revolves around a man who reanimates his dog. The film, scripted by John August, is due out in 2012. It’s based on a live-action short Burton shot while a 25-year-old animator at Disney. Reviewing the video release in 1992, EW said, “A black-and-white homage to old horror flicks, the movie has a parodistic plot that plays out a primal suburban-childhood nightmare: What if I threw my beloved pet the ball just a little too hard and he got hit by a car while trying to retrieve it?”