Video: We bring you footage from the Frankenweenie press conference, featuring director Tim Burton, stars Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short and producers Allison Abbate and Don Hahn, as well as showcasing some of the festival's best animated films.

Profile: Tim Burton's dark and gothic new animation Frankenweenie has been the talk of the BFI London Film Festival ever since it opened proceedings on October 10. At the press conference Burton talked at length about how he set about creating the film's unique tone, and how exactly a short live-action film from 1984 ended up as a stop-motion animated in 2012.

Frankenweenie isn't the festival's only animation however, and with the help of BFI children's programmer Justin Johnson we've picked out some of our favourites to show you.

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Frankenweenie Press Conference & Festival Shorts

  • Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The black and white was a crucial element" - Tim Burton on Frankenweenie

    Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The black and white was a crucial element" - Tim Burton on Frankenweenie

    Our reporter Tanvi got to ask Tim Burton about what makes Frankenweenie so different, and we also take a look at some of the festival's best short films alongside Justin Johnson.

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