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Tim Burton (based on an original idea by)
Leonard Ripps (screenplay)
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shelley Duvall ... Susan Frankenstein

Daniel Stern ... Ben Frankenstein

Barret Oliver ... Victor Frankenstein

Joseph Maher ... Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman ... Mrs. Epstein

Paul Bartel ... Mr. Walsh

Sofia Coppola ... Anne Chambers (as Domino)

Jason Hervey ... Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott ... Mike Anderson
Helen Boll ... Mrs. Curtis
Sparky ... Sparky
Rusty James ... Raymond

Directed by
Tim Burton 
Writing credits
Tim Burton (based on an original idea by)

Leonard Ripps (screenplay) (as Lenny Ripps)

Produced by
Rick Heinrichs .... associate producer
Julie Hickson .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Convertino 
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman  (as Thomas Ackerman)
Film Editing by
Ernest Milano 
Casting by
Joe Scully 
Bill Shepard 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Set Decoration by
Roger M. Shook  (as Roger Shook)
Makeup Department
Marvin J. McIntyre .... makeup artist
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tom Leetch .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Cameron .... second assistant director
Richard Learman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Antista .... property master
Tim Burton .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laurence Abrams .... boom operator
Wayne Allwine .... foley artist
Nick Alphin .... re-recording mixer
George Fredrick .... sound editor
John Glascock .... sound mixer
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (as Bob Hathaway)
David M. Horton .... sound editor (as David Horton)
Al Maguire .... adr editor
Joe Parker .... sound effects editor (as Joseph Parker)
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
George Probert .... sound editor
Frank Regula .... re-recording mixer (as Frank C. Regula)
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ed Angell .... special electrical effects (as Ed Angel)
Hans Metz .... special effects supervisor
Haris Metz .... special effects
Roland Tantin .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Allen Gonzales .... visual effects animation
Donna Hall .... stunt player
Bob Herron .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... second unit photography
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Dan Delgado .... best boy (as Danny Delgado Jr.)
Rusty Geller .... second unit photography
Douglas Knapp .... camera operator (as Doug Knapp)
Essil Massinburg .... key grip
Richard Mosier .... second assistant camera
Ward Russell .... gaffer
William Waldman .... first assistant camera (as Bill Waldman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Berke Jordan .... costumer: women (as Sandy Berke-Jordan)
Milton G. Mangum .... costumer: men
Jack Sandeen .... costume department supervisor
Editorial Department
Marty Stanovich .... assistant editor
Location Management
Rolf Darbo .... location manager
Music Department
Jay Lawton .... music supervisor
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Other crew
Doris Chisholm .... script supervisor (as Doris Moody Chisholm)
Cristie Miele .... animal trainer (as Christy Miele)
Chris Buck .... special thanks
Clark Hunter .... special thanks
Marcia Jacobs .... special thanks
Ed Nunnery .... special thanks
Dave Smith .... special thanks

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29 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Daniel Stern is only 16 years older than Barret Oliver, who plays his son.See more »
Victor Frankenstein:[after resurrecting his dog] It's only Sparky.
Ben Frankenstein:What do you mean it's only Sparky?
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Godzilla (1954)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not a dog at all!, 3 January 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

I can't believe that Disney wouldn't let Tim Burton release this! They thought that it was too scary for kids?! Puh-leeze! "Frankenweenie" is a really cool movie! Basically a spoof of Mary Shelley's classic novel, the movie features suburban American boy Victor Frankenstein (Barret Oliver) resurrecting his dog Sparky, who got run over by a car. Needless to say, the reanimated dog creates some chaos once the neighbors meet him! I would imagine that they probably had a lot of fun filming this. Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern play Victor's parents Susan and Ben, respectively. Paul Bartel also stars, and there's even a very young Sofia Coppola. "Frankenweenie" is a real treat for everyone!

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