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Live everyday like it's Caturday: Cinema's top cats

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Live everyday like it's Caturday: Cinema's top catsLive everyday like it's Caturday: Cinema's top catsRachel West8/8/2016 11:00:00 Am

Today is International Cat Day and we're celebrating our feline friends, turning to our attention to our purrfect pals on the big screen.

Cats are all the rage on cinema, every year it seems. This year, one of our favourite actors, Kevin Spacey, is playing a wealthy business-man and absentee father who gets trapped in the body of his new pet cat in Nine Lives. With this film out in theatres right now, as well as it being a day to celebrate cats, there's no better time to take a look back at some of our favourite felines on film. You can get your tickets to Nine Lives by clicking here!

In honour of National Cat Day and because we strive to live every day like it’s Caturday, here are
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Top 5: Resurrected Film Characters

Academy Award nominated Frankenweenie tells the story of a boy called Victor who brings his beloved dog Sparky back-to-life. To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Frankenweenie, we take a look at other famous Academy Award nominated or winning films where characters are brought back-to-life.


Victor Frankenstein lives with his parents and dog Sparky who is his best friend. Concerned with his son’s isolation, Victor’s father encourages him to take up baseball. Victor hits a home run at his first game, but Sparky is killed by a car pursuing the ball. Inspired by his science teacher Mr. Rzykruski’s demonstration of the effect of electricity on dead frogs, a depressed Victor digs up Sparky’s corpse and successfully brings him back-to-life with lightning. When Sparky escapes from the attic the whole town faces the unexpected and electrifying truth of what happens when monstrous experiments run wild.
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31 Days of Horror: Frankenweenie (1984)

They said it couldn’t be done. A fifth year of 31 Days of Horror? 31 more terror, gore and shower scene-filled movies worth highlighting? But Rejects always say die and never back away from a challenge, so we’ve rounded up the horror fans among us and put together another month’s worth of genre fun. Enjoy! Synopsis In the live action short film that inspired the full-length stop-motion film in 2012, young Victor Frankenstein turns to the powers of science and electricity to bring his dog Sparky back to life. After his experiment is a success, the young boy must try to hide the cute, misunderstood monstrosity from an easily frightened neighborhood. Killer Scene When his reintroduction to society goes awry, a frightened Frankenweenie takes off for the safety and solitude of the abandoned miniature golf course. Victor takes off in pursuit, only moments ahead of the angry mob intent on destroying the dog. In
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Frankenweenie Unbound: Part 1 – Inside the Puppet Workshop

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“A character has to last for a year or more of shooting, and as you’ll see, some of these things are very delicate, so we do quite a lot of hospital work, repairing things, and putting limbs back on where they’ve fallen off, or broken ears or fingers, remaking parts; just keeping them up to speed.”

Andy Gent’s job as head of puppet fabrication keeps him busy. The cast of Frankenweenie comprises around 250-300 puppets, each of which needs to be built, costumed and maintained. What’s more, as Gent puts it, “Ultimately, everything comes through here”.

The “here” Gent is referring to is the Puppet Fabrication Workshop – better known to the crew of Frankenweenie as the ‘Puppet Hospital’. It’s a fairly small space, hidden away up a flight of stairs at the back of one of the storage warehouses; a hard place to find, even
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12 Word Reviews: Pitch Perfect, Gayby, Frankenweenie...

The screenings are everywhere. It's harder and harder to keep up. Herewith some twelve word reviews of things I've seen recently in order to catch up. Naturally, I cheat (sort of) a couple of times. Twelve words is so few... just you try it!

Gayby (Opens Friday!)

Best friends from college, gay Matt and straight Jenn, decide to have a baby together... the old fashioned way. Hilarity ensues. Personal lives get confused.

12Wr:  Plotty but very funny. Celebrates rather than regurgitates stereotypes. Awesome Showgirls joke! B

Oscar? Not weighty enough even for Spirit Awards but warm and funny enough to age well on DVD shelves despite the "now" topic. It's best hope for awards is turning itself into a sitcom for the Emmys. I'd totally watch this crowd weekly (and it'd be way better than The New Normal which suffers from Ryan Murphy's now familiar Preachy Bull in Broadly
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Film Review: Frankenweenie (2012)


Young Victor Frankenstein conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


For those of us who dig animated films in the horror genre have been blessed as of late. Last month we were treated to “ParaNorman“, last week we got “Hotel Transylvania” & last Friday we got “Frankenweenie” which… More
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Six brilliant new posters for Frankenweenie

Six brilliant new posters for Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie has released a brand new batch of movie posters, which take their cues from the classic monster movies of old, complete with lurid taglines and a host of ghoulish creatures. The film follows the exploits of young Victor as he experiments with the process of resurrection on his recently deceased pooch, Sparky. When his science project turns out to be more successful than he ever could have dreamed, word soon gets out, and before long his home town is being stalked by all manner of recently-deceased pets. Some of these zombie...

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Review: Frankenweenie

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Plot: Young Victor Frankenstein is a loner, with his only refuge being science and his beloved dog Sparky- who.s promptly hit by a car and killed. Victor is able to bring him back to life via his scientific know-how, but- naturally, there are complications. Review: A big-screen, stop-motion remake of his landmark 1984 short film- Frankenweenie is interesting in that it comes from Walt Disney Pictures- the same company that shelved his short back in the eighties because it was .too...
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Exclusive: Tim Burton Talks Beetlejuice 2 Pre-Production!

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Exclusive: Tim Burton Talks Beetlejuice 2 Pre-Production!
Director Tim Burton has been making the press rounds lately for his new stop motion 3D comedy Frankenweenie, arriving in theaters October 5. Our own Ryan J. Downey recently got to sit down with the filmmaker and scored an update on Beetlejuice 2 as well! We reported in February that Beetlejuice star Michael Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as the ghost with the most, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg writing the script. We also reported in January that Tim Burton may possibly direct, but it's too early to tell if that will happen yet. Take a look at what the filmmaker had to say about this highly-anticipated sequel in our exclusive video interview.

Beetlejuice 2 Exclusive: Tim Burton

Beetlejuice 2 is in development .
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Fantastic Fest Capsule Reviews: Frankenweenie, The ABCs of Death, Here Comes the Devil

As Fantastic Fest winds down in Austin, Texas, it's time to play a bit of catch up.  

Shock Till You Drop caught quite a few films at the event and while you can find many of my reviews at this spot, I felt it was time to present some capsule reviews of the other films (plus it will just allow me to get ahead of the festival coverage work load, to be frank).

After the jump, I weigh in on Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, the horror anthology The ABCs of Death and Here Comes the Devil which garnered multiple awards at the fest.

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Another New Clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

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At this point, there have been enough trailers and clip releases that you should have a very good idea of what to expect from Frankenweenie. However, if you’re looking to see more of the movie, we have another clip that was recently released.

“From creative genius Tim Burton (‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’) comes ‘Frankenweenie,’ a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.”

Frankenweenie was directed by Tim Burton and will open in theaters on October 5th. The movie features a voice cast that includes Charlie Tahan,
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New Disney villains t-shirts are wicked cool

New Disney villains t-shirts are wicked cool
If you’re like me, you’re a little reluctant to wear your Sleeping Beauty tank outside of the house. Well put that trepidation to rest, PopWatchers, because there’s finally some Disney merch that’s fan-tastic and fabulous.

Walt Disney Pictures held a contest on the t-shirt website Threadless that asked fans to submit their designs depicting classic villains from Disney animated films, Slashfilm reports. The 15 submissions with the most votes made the cut, and let me tell you, they make Ursula and Maleficent look sexy. The tees will be available on the site for a limited time only.
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Watch: New Clip From Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' Plus IMAX Poster For The Film

Remember back in May when everyone (including us) was deriding Tim Burton for his adaptation of "Dark Shadows" and claiming it was evidence that the director was doomed to make turdburgers like it and "Alice in Wonderland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" till the end of time? What a difference a few months makes, as it looks like everyone is in love with Burton again (including us) and his upcoming "Frankenweenie," the stop-motion animated big-screen version of his 1984 live-action short. Like the original short, "Frankenweenie" borrows liberally from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" as it tells the story of a young boy named Victor who, distraught at the loss of his pet dog Sparky, discovers a way to bring him back to life. The story is vintage Burton, and brings several of Burton's favorite actors such as Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Landau to voice several of the characters.
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Henry Selick's Animated Feature Ditched by Disney Lands at Laika

Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick was recently working on a stop-motion animated film project for Disney. There wasn't a lot of information on the film, but Disney ended up pulling out of the project and production was shut down. Disney spent $50 million on the project before they let it go, why? Because apparently it was too dark, which is interesting because they did the same thing with Tim Burton's Frankenweenie concept back in the 80's, only they didn't spend $50 million on it. 

The project isn't dead though! Selick is currently in discussions with the stop-motion animated production company Laika. They recently released Paranorman, which was fantastic! Selick already has a relationship with the studio because he worked with them on Coraline.

The previous title of the movie was ShadeMaker, and all that's been revealed on the story is that it is the story of two brothers. According to
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Fishy New Frankenweenie Clip

With the arrival of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie (review) officially in sight, a new clip has made its way online that proves once and for all that fishes don't sleep. In fact, they're very animated. Check it out!

The Frankenweenie voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!), and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), along with Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer.

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Look for the film in theatres on October 5th, 2012.


A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students,
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New Clips & Poster for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

To say that Tim Burton has lost some audience goodwill would be something of an understatement. The visionary director who once brought the world such beloved films as Beetlejuice (1988) and Edward Scissorhands (1990) has caused some fans to lose faith in his signature gothic style with more recent work - namely the financially successful (though heavily criticized) Alice in Wonderland and this year’s Dark Shadows (read our review).

Consider Frankenweenie a chance for Burton to redeem himself. Based on his 1984 live-action short film of the same name, Frankenweenie marks the filmmaker’s directorial return to stop-motion animation after Corpse Bride (2005). The story follows young Victor (Charlie Tahan) as he successfully resurrects his beloved dog Sparky in a suburban riff on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Courtesy of Collider, some new clips of the film have been released, ...

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New Clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

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A new clip has just been released from Frankenweenie and we have it for you to watch. The latest film from Tim Burton will open in theaters on October 5th, and features a voice cast that includes Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau.

“From creative genius Tim Burton (‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’) comes ‘Frankenweenie,’ a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.”

We’ve included the new clip along with all of the recently released clips. Visit our earlier
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The Golden Briefcase at Fantastic Fest 2012: Recap of Days 1 to 4

Fantastic Fest is well underway in Austin and we've already seen tons of films including Frankenweenie, Sinister and more. Tim and Jeremy have been recording audio blogs for films they feel need discussion and have compiled them in a single episode from the first few days. The guys are joined by various critic friends (many of whom have been on the regular podcast) including the likes of Fs' James Wallace, Brad McHargue (Dread Central), J.C. De Leon (ScreenInvasion), Eric D. Snider (Movie B.S.) and others. They also got to sit down with good friend of the show C. Robert Cargill (aka Massawyrm) and director Scott Derrickson to talk about their new horror film Sinister. Listen in for a recap of the first 4 days of Fantastic Fest 2012! Films discussed in this episode screened at Fantastic Fest include: Scott Derrickson's Sinister (Jeremy's review), Tim Burton's Frankenweenie (Jeremy's review
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Coraline Director Henry Selick's Latest Film Could Be Rescued By Laika

It's been a strangely good year for the art of stop-motion animation. While not performing too well at the box office, critics absolutely fell in love with both Pirates! A Band of Misfits and ParaNorman, and Tim Burton's Frankenweenie has gotten positive buzz from its premiere at Fantastic Fest. But while there has been success for the medium in 2012, there was also one significant piece of bad news. Henry Selick, best known for directing films like A Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, was developing a new stop-motion project at Disney, but in mid-August it was reported that the project's plug was being pulled. According to reports, Disney felt that the tone of the movie was too dark and that the production was moving too slowly, but now there's some news that could turn that negative into a positive. Thompson on Hollywood has learned that Laika, the studio that made
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New Frankenweenie Clips Feature Victor, Edgar And A Fish

Those familiar with ABC's family-focused comedy The Middle may recognize a familiar voice among the cast of Tim Burton's upcoming 3D stop motion-animated comedy horror Frankenweenie. Two clips have arrived online which give us a look at the character voiced by young Atticus Shaffer, who's likely best known for his role as the youngest Heck, Brick, in The Middle. Inspired by Frankenstein, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie follows young Victor (Charlie Tahan), a boy who loses his dog Sparky and uses the power of science to bring him back to life. It seems that miracle was something he was hoping to keep a secret, because he doesn't seem very thrilled in the clip below, which has Shaffer's Edgar revealing that he knows about the dog. Edgar appears to be a troublesome little Igor-ish guy (in need of some serious dental work). The next clip, which comes courtesy of iTunes, has
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