Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Burton is going to familiar people to voice cast Frankenweenie, Burton’s stop motion animated Disney feature based on his 1984 short about a man who reanimates his dog after it gets hit by a car. Burton has set Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands and Beetle Juice) to play the role of Elsa, and Martin Landau (his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood) to provide the voice of Mr. Rzykruski. Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) and Catherine O’Hara (Beetle Juice and A Nightmare Before Christmas) take on the voices of five characters each. Short plays Bob, Nassor, Toshiaki, Victor’s Dad and Mr. Bergermeister. O’Hara voices Edgar, Weird Girl, Victor’s Mom, and Gym Teacher. Scripted by John August, the pic’s slated for release by Walt Disney Pictures on March 9, 2012.

Here is part of Burton’s original short film: