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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Winona Ryder and Tim Burton's 3rd collaboration. Their previous one, Edward Scissorhands (1990) was 27 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Elsa sings for Dutch Day, the candles on her hat are half melted. In the next shot, the candles have only melted a tiny bit. See more »

Quotes

Bob: [frantically] Victor! I... I need your help.
Victor Frankenstien: Did you see those things? They were like...
Bob: Sea Monkeys! You know how on the package, they're like, in a happy kingdom, and everyone's smiling?
Victor Frankenstien: Yeah?
Bob: They're not like that at all.
Toshiaki: [running up] Victor! I need your help.
Bob: I asked him first!
Toshiaki: My problem bigger!
[pointing behind him]
Toshiaki: [Sounds of thundering footsteps and roaring. Camera pans to show a giant dinosaur-tortoise mutant stomping down the street]
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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

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Love
Written by Karen O (as Karen Orzolek)
Produced by J.G. Thirlwell (as Jim Thirlwell)
Performed by Karen O
Courtesy of Polydor Records,
a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd (UK)/Interscope Records (North America)
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Nothing exceptional
25 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I understand that many, even most, Tim Burton fans liked this movie very much. Some go as far as claiming that this is his best work, or that this is a refreshment to his work.

I see nothing special about this movie. This is just an average Tim Burton piece. Don't get me wrong, I love Tim Burton, but compared to his other two animated flicks ("The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride"), this one can't be called anything better than average. It has all the classic Tim Burton qualities - the extraordinarily weird characters (which are just plainly weird, with no extra explanation), some black humor, dark atmosphere, great music (courtesy of Danny Elfman) and artistic touch; yet it lacks of that certain something that makes movies out-stand.

I must additionally comment on the fact that the movie is filmed in black and white technique - although I understand the reasons behind this, and generally approve of such ideas, I don't think this was as essential to this movie; in fact perhaps it would have been better if it were in color. Although I say this from an utterly subjective perspective.

All in all, a nice movie to watch, but nothing to enjoy much about. I'd say this one is for the die-hard Tim Burton fans, if you are not one of them, you can easily skip this movie, you won't have missed much.


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