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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Susan Frankenstein: Did you ever figure out what this thing is supposed to be?
Ben Frankenstein: I think it's either a piece of fine art or a paperweight.
Susan Frankenstein: I don't even remember who gave it to us.
Ben Frankenstein: My sister gave it to us.
Susan Frankenstein: Oh. Well, then it must be a paperweight.
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Remade as Frankenweenie (2012) See more »

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good family fun
3 June 2001 | by (/) – See all my reviews

Frankenweenie is ironic because it was banned for being too out there for kids yet crap like Pokemon and Power Rangers is ok for them. The kid from Neverending Story stars as a kid who loves his dog and one day when his dog is killed he resurrects him from the dead, ala Frankenstein and lets his dog live again. This is a cute film and is noteworthy as being a creative concept by Tim Burton. If it wasnt for this movie, Pee wee's big adventure would have never existed.***1/2


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