For day four of May Monster Madness, the "monster" I'm featuring is a dog named Sparky.
Tim Burton's upcoming black and white stop motion-animated film, Frankenweenie, is the story of Victor, a young boy who uses science to bring his beloved dog, Sparky, back from death. Frankenweenie is inspired by the 1931 film, Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, which in turn is based on the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley. As you can see in the picture below, Sparky even gets his own doggie "Bride", complete with the iconic Elsa Lanchester hairdo.
Both a parody of, and an homage to Frankenstein, Tim Burton's, Frankenweenie is actually a feature length remake of a black and white short film he made in 1984. The short, which was live action, starred Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, and Barret Oliver.
Frankenweenie is due for release in October.