Tim Burton's latest dark stop-motion animation could be his best

Tim Burton’s latest is a stop-motion animation remake of his controversial first short, made for (and shelved by) Disney in 1984. Having visited the set of the film, Time Out can confirm that all the immaculate craftsmanship that went in to films like Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas remains in this feature-length retooling of a story about a young boy who discovers a way of bringing his dog, Sparky, back to life after he’s killed in a car accident.

Considering the massive toil of making the film, it’s taken more than a year to see the light of day since then, but from the snippets we’ve seen so far, it looks as though it could be Burton’s best in a very long time.

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