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Frankenweenie (1984)

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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

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Ben Frankenstein
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Anne Chambers (as Domino)
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When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. Written by Kathy Li

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A comic twist on a classic tail!

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1 December 1994 (Spain)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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This was originally scheduled to be released on the same program as the 1984 re-release of Pinocchio (1940), but was pulled after test screenings upset children. See more »

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Ben Frankenstein: I guess we can't punish Victor for bringing Sparky back from the dead.
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Spoofs Godzilla (1954) See more »

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A truly funny classic.
4 December 1999 | by (Hawthorn Woods, IL) – See all my reviews

This short story is a flat out classic. It's funny and unique. And who better to direct than Tim Burton. The story is about the Frankensteins, a normal suburban family in modern times. Victor, the young son, is crestfallen when his dog Sparky dies.

The movie is very funny and original, and I'm glad that Tim Burton decided to do this movie in black and white, as he did 10 years later with his masterpiece Ed Wood. Frankenweenie is just a fun and original idea that is glad to be a short and mostly unknown movie. A great film.


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