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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.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton (original idea) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine O'Hara ... Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher (voice)
Martin Short ... Mr. Frankenstein / Mr. Burgemeister / Nassor (voice)
Martin Landau ... Mr. Rzykruski (voice)
Charlie Tahan ... Victor Frankenstein (voice)
Atticus Shaffer ... Edgar 'E' Gore (voice)
Winona Ryder ... Elsa Van Helsing (voice)
Robert Capron ... Bob (voice)
James Hiroyuki Liao ... Toshiaki (voice)
Conchata Ferrell ... Bob's Mom (voice)
Tom Kenny ... New Holland Towns Folk (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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The character Mrs. Frankenstein (Victor's mother) resembles Barbara Bain, once married to Martin Landau, who provides the voice for the character Mr. Rzykruski. See more »

Goofs

On the chalkboard the word "Life" above the drawing of Sparky disappears in a following scene. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Frankenstein: Victor, is there anything we can do for you?
Victor Frankenstien: [kneeling at Sparky's lifeless body] You said that I need to let him go.
Mr. Frankenstein: Sometimes, adults don't know what they're talking about.
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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 Graveyard Kitaro (2008) See more »

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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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An "Electrifying" Tale Of A Boy and His Dog.... Arf! Arf! Arf!
14 June 2013 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

With its cute, yet, decidedly creepy-looking characters, and all, I thought that Frankenweenie was a pretty darn good "Mad Scientist" story that's sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

Containing some very nice touches of warped humor, grotesque horror and several arousing moments of pathos (cleverly injected into its weird, but oddly wonderful, little tale), Frankenweenie has proved, once again, that director Tim Burton still has the master's touch when it comes to making stop-motion, animated films that seem to emerge from the very depths of the dark-side.

If nothing else, Frankenweenie certainly turned out to be a lovingly-charged homage to a variety of classic horror, monster, and Sci-Fi pictures from those glorious days of yesteryear.

All-in-all, Frankenweenie certainly had its share of flaws, but, just the same, I certainly hadn't expected to enjoy this film as much as I did.

Appropriately filmed in b&w, thank goodness that it didn't contain any musical numbers.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,412,213, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$35,291,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,493,846
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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