In an extensive interview with the LA Times, Tim Burton discusses the dissapointing box office results of Frankenweenie, his decision to shoot the movie in black and white, and stop-motion animation as a whole. “I do feel like people were scared of that concept of death,” Burton said of the movie's heavy themes.
“There is a moment of sadness — it is a quiet moment and it probably makes some parents uncomfortable. I’ve never met a kid who’s seen it who’s had a problem with that at all. It’s what the story is. It either happens to a grandparent or a parent or a dog — at some point as a child you deal with it. It’s a part of life. This is the most sort of life-affirming, fun, positive version of that.”Frankenweenie is nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature this year.