ClevverMovies spoke with Frankenweenie producers Allison Abbate and Don Hahn at the Disney D23 Expo. The two animation veterans discussed why revamping Burton's 1984 original live-action short film into a feature-length stop-motion animation is relevant to the storyline, what new ideas screenwriter John August is bringing to the project, and much more:
About.com has another video interview with Abbate and Hahn. In this video, the producers talk about how people (especially children) have responded to the black and white format of the animated film, why the film will be in 3-D, and more.
A small amount of footage of the animated film was shown to the D23 audience. While that footage has not been leaked, the response has been very positive. The Hollywood Reporter exclaimed that Frankenweenie "could be the coolest Tim Burton movie since the 1990s, maybe even since A Nightmare Before Christmas."