Tim Burton is following up his recently released “Alice in Wonderland” with another 3-D film. This time, he will direct a stop-motion animation adaptation of “The Addams Family” based on Charles Addams’ original drawings.
I think Burton is the perfect person to bring these characters to life. Who would be able to take a sketch like this and translate it to film better than the man who brought us “Edward Scissorhands” and “Ed Wood”? Not the people who made that ’90s adaptation starring Christina Ricci, that’s for sure.
Burton fans will recognize this animation style in some of his previous films including “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (which he produced) and “Corpse Bride” (which he directed and produced).
Stop-motion animation is a technique used to make an object appear as if it is moving on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames and then put together. By combining these frames, the illusion of movement is created when they are played as a continuous sequence.
Check out an example here:
What do YOU think? Is Burton the right man for the job?