7.3/10
10,284
52 user 20 critic

Frankenweenie (1984)

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (based on an original idea by), Leonard Ripps (screenplay) (as Lenny Ripps)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The World of Stainboy (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Stainboy visits his troubled past.

Stars: Glenn Shadix, Lisa Marie, Will Amato
Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie 1983)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is Tim Burton's Disney Channel Halloween film short that only aired once. It combines live action and stop-motion, making for a creepy adventure into the woods.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Yama, Andy Lee, Alison Hong
The Killers: Bones (Video 2006)
Short | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A couple's love that feel's each other's bone.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Devon Aoki, Michael Steger, Brandon Flowers
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

What are the devilish goals of this mad doctor?

Director: Tim Burton
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A video clip of The Killers' song "Here with me", showing a boy having a crush on the wax figure of his beloved girl.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: The Killers, Aiko Horiuchi, Sabrina Lecordier
Ed Wood (1994)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Doctor of Doom does things that some could call interesting.

Directors: Tim Burton, Jerry Rees
Stars: Brad Bird, Chris Buck, Tim Burton
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells story "The Island of Doctor Moreau".

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Tim Burton
Big Eyes I (2014)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
Beetlejuice (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Susan Frankenstein
Daniel Stern ... Ben Frankenstein
Barret Oliver ... Victor Frankenstein
Joseph Maher ... Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman Roz Braverman ... Mrs. Epstein
Paul Bartel ... Mr. Walsh
Sofia Coppola ... Anne Chambers (as Domino)
Jason Hervey ... Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott Paul C. Scott ... Mike Anderson
Helen Boll Helen Boll ... Mrs. Curtis
Sparky Sparky ... Sparky
Rusty James Rusty James ... Raymond
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

monster | boy | neighbor | dog | dog movie | See All (30) »

Taglines:

Hot Dog! See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1994 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenweenie See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Stern is only 16 years older than Barret Oliver, who plays his son. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstein: People are weird.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Timem Burtonem (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There is a beginning for everyone
16 November 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Ah, Tim Burton. One of the greatest and strangest directors in the world. I was lucky enough to have seen "Frankenweenie". It was one of the many wonderful extra features on "Nightmare before Christmas". I would highly recommend this to any Tim Burton fan. It is in fact probably a must. You get to see his early work. It is very interesting on his take of "Frankenstein". The story has some laughs. I think it was meant that way. So if you enjoy any of Tim Burton's stories, I think you will definitely enjoy this one. "Frankenweenie" is a great story. Tim Burton. He has come a long way from these days.

10/10


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 52 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed