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Frankenweenie (2012)

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When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

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Edgar 'E' Gore (voice)
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Storyline

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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The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave


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Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action | See all certifications »

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5 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Chó Ma Frankenweenie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,412,213, 7 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,291,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,491,068
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film contains many references and influences from horror cinema of many different sub-genres across motion picture history, from the 1920s to the 1980s. See Movie Connections. See more »

Goofs

While the Frankenstein family is having fondue, the fondue sticks appear and disappear from the pot. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstien: Nobody likes scientists.
Mr. Rzykruski: They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks.
Victor Frankenstien: [pause] Actually, I have a question.
Mr. Rzykruski: [chuckles] That is why you are scientist.
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Crazy Credits

When the Disney logo has almost completed, a flash of lightning turns the logo black-and-white, the sky turns cloudy and the music turns scary. See more »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Elsa's Song
Performed by Winona Ryder
Lyrics by John August and Danny Elfman
Music by Danny Elfman
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Entertaining trifle

Judged as a comedy, Frankenweenie isn't really that great. The humor is rarely more than mild. But the movie actually did a pretty good job with the story, which is well paced and has moments of genuine - if mild - suspense.

It's also - and this is to be expected from any Tim Burton movie - really good looking, with stylish black and white animation and a cast of creepy looking kids.

As someone familiar with the original movies, I appreciate the way it pays tribute to its source material. It is also wonderfully imaginative, most notably in the first resuscitation scene.

One criticism; even by the standards of kids cartoons or old horror movies, this thing makes zero sense. The lack of any sort of logic is, however, so in-your-face that I accept it as purposeful and thus just accept that this is a movie that's not supposed to make any sense.


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