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31 Days of Horror: Frankenweenie (1984)

27 October 2012 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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 »

- Robert Fure

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Frankenweenie Unbound: Part 1 – Inside the Puppet Workshop

16 October 2012 6:25 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“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 »

- Ben Mortimer

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12 Word Reviews: Pitch Perfect, Gayby, Frankenweenie...

9 October 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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)

8 October 2012 6:11 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »


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 »

- The Black Saint

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Six brilliant new posters for Frankenweenie

2 October 2012 2:55 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

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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- George Wales

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Review: Frankenweenie

26 September 2012 5:29 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

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 »

- Chris Bumbray

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Exclusive: Tim Burton Talks Beetlejuice 2 Pre-Production!

26 September 2012 11:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 . »

- MovieWeb

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Fantastic Fest Capsule Reviews: Frankenweenie, The ABCs of Death, Here Comes the Devil

26 September 2012 10:12 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

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

26 September 2012 9:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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, »

- Jonathan James

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Watch: New Clip From Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' Plus IMAX Poster For The Film

26 September 2012 7:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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. »

- Ryan Gowland

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Fishy New Frankenweenie Clip

25 September 2012 11:18 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

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.

Related Stories: Frankenweenie News Archive

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, »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Clips & Poster for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

25 September 2012 7:45 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

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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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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New Clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

25 September 2012 5:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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 »

- Jonathan James

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The Golden Briefcase at Fantastic Fest 2012: Recap of Days 1 to 4

25 September 2012 3:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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 »

- Tim Buel

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Coraline Director Henry Selick's Latest Film Could Be Rescued By Laika

25 September 2012 2:40 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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

25 September 2012 2:39 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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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Tim Burton & Winona Ryder Talk "Beetlejuice 2" Rumors

25 September 2012 11:06 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The cast of Tim Burton's new movie "Frankenweenie" has been busy promoting the flick this week -- and the promo tour has been doubling as a "Beetlejuice" reunion!Both Winona Ryder and her movie mom Catherine O'Hara voice characters in the new animated movie, and though they recorded their parts months ago they didn't actually see each other until the press junket and premiere over the weekend."She's so beautiful! Oh my lord, she looks the same as she did at 13, 14 on 'Beetlejuice,' O'Hara told the press Sunday. "Same sweet little baby face!"Burton echoed Catherine, saying "She hasn't really changed much at all, which is great. I love working with her and I haven't worked with her for many years ...  but because it [Frankenweenie] was a project that means a lot to me, it was nice to have somebody like her who I love."So, with Tim, »

- tooFab Staff

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Review: 'Hotel Transylvania' An Energetic Halloween Treat That Brings Chaos, But Lacks Character

25 September 2012 11:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For some reason (and we're convinced it was a cosmic misunderstanding), the various studios are releasing three horror-themed animated films in three consecutive months. Last month, we got the marvelous (and unfairly marginalized) "ParaNorman," next month we have Tim Burton's triumphant "Frankenweenie," and this week we have "Hotel Transylvania," about a gothic safe haven for all manner of things that go bump in the night. To set itself apart from the pack, "Hotel Transylvania" has opted to forgo any intentional spookiness and focus purely on comedy – mostly of the broad, physical variety. And while "Hotel Transylvania" doesn't have the eeriness or resonance of the other two films, it is admirably energetic – a pinball machine of a movie, one that's painted with cartoon monsters and really, really loud. In a prologue set a hundred years ago, we see Dracula (Adam Sandler, his accent just this side of »

- Drew Taylor

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Win A Pass To The Advance 3D Screening Of Frankenweenie In St. Louis

25 September 2012 10:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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.

A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O.Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps, »

- Movie Geeks

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KidsPickFlicks Fall Film Calendar: Print and Post

25 September 2012 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

(Designed to Print & Post on Bulletin Board or Refrigerator)

With summer having passed and the glitz of the big superheroes faded, we set our sights onto the fall. The final months of the year is a time frame usually reserved for critical darlings being released with just enough time left so the aged members of the Academy can hopefully remember them by February. However, this season looks to be unrelenting in its release sheadule, especially since there will be more than two Halloween-centric kid films this time around. Without further ado, here are a list of films that will be released before the year's up.


September 14. Finding Nemo 3D (G): Pixar keeps up with the trend of rereleasing old films in 3D with a conversion of their undersea epic.

September 21. Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13): Originally rated R, Emma Watson stars in one of her first post-Potter films. »

- (Cole the Kid Critic)

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