Frankenweenie won't be released until October 5, 2012, but Walt Disney Pictures provided us with the first official synopsis and additional details on Tim Burton's stop-motion animated project. Take a look below.

From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

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A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie, will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

Here are some additional details about Frankenweenie, which goes into greater detail about the production and where the story came from.