Tim Burton returns to the realm of stop-motion animation with Frankenweenie, a remake of his 1984 short film about a boy who can't bear to part with his deceased pooch. This preview makes me want to resurrect my dead childhood mutts, until I remember they were all tremendously incontinent. Here's the synopsis via Yahoo:
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.