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'Frankenweenie': Take a peek at the new short on DVD/Blu-ray -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Frankenweenie Scary Movies

Tim Burton fans are getting an extra Christmas present this year.

The director’s black and white stop-motion animated movie Frankenweenie is coming to DVD/Blu-ray on Jan. 8. Along with the movie, which is a homage to Frankenstein geared at kids, fans are getting an additional treat: An all-new short on the Blu-ray called, Captain Sparky vs. the Flying Saucers. In Frankenweenie, Sparky is the dog that the boy, Victor, resurrects, freaking out his town. In the new short, Victor and Sparky watch one of the home movies that Victor made.

Frankenweenie itself was inspired by a short, that time a live-action one Burton made for Disney in 1984.

Check out the intro to the new short below:

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Frankenweenie (2012)