Shrewsbury is to screen the European Premiere of Frankenweenie Disney’s latest 3D animation film by acclaimed director Tim Burton.
Cineworld in Shrewsbury will be one of thirty cinemas across the country simultaneously showing the Leicester Square premiere on Wednesday 10 October as part of the 56th London Film Festival.
The film itself is the story of what happens when a boy unexpectedly loses his dog Sparky and tries to harness the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with a few minor adjustments.
Despite trying to hide his home-sewn creation Sparky escapes with monstrous consequences.
Frankenweenie is a stop-motion animated 3D film and is the first animated film that Tim Burton has directed for Disney.
The voice cast includes among others Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.
Screening the premiere across the country is part of the London Film Festival’s “drive to reach a diverse UK audience and put the public at the heart of the festival-going experience.”
Footage from the red carpet in Leicester Square is also to be shown prior to the screenings with Tim Burton expected to be among those attending.
Allison Abbate worked with Tim Burton on the film as joint producer.
She said: “I am delighted that Frankenweenie, which was produced here in London at 3 Mills Studios, will be opening the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
“Living and working in the UK, I've been able to collaborate with some of the most talented artists in the industry including the puppet designers and fabricators from Manchester-based Mackinnon & Saunders.
“In the last nine years, I’ve attended the Festival as both a filmmaker and guest, and I know how passionate and enthusiastic the audiences are, so I am thrilled to share the film’s European Premiere with them.”