Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" has been reanimated with a brand-new trailer.

The upcoming stop-motion animated film - a feature-length remake of Burton's 1984 live-action short - definitely caught my interest back in May after I screened several stellar minutes of footage, and this first full-length preview reminds me of why. While watching the gorgeous black-and-white visuals on a laptop can't compare to seeing them projected on a large screen, it's nevertheless a fantastic trailer that evokes the same spirit of macabre wit that has characterized Burton's best efforts.

"Frankenweenie" centers on a young boy named Victor Frankenstein who reanimates his dog Sparky after the beloved pooch dies in a tragic accident. Unfortunately, the successful experiment leads to chaotic consequences for Victor's suburban town.

My grade for the trailer: A+. After watching it above, rate it for yourself at top left!

"Frankenweenie" hits theaters on October 5.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.