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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 »
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3,205 ( 624)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burton stated in an interview for the CBBC show Blue Peter (1958) that if the studio had said they would not permit him to do the film in black and white, he would leave the project as he felt it reflected the classic horror movie style of the the film. See more »

Goofs

Victor raises Sparky onto the roof with a swing set he attached to the attic skylight. When he let the kites go on his roof in the same scene, the swing set is gone. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstien: [giving an excuse about an upturned bucket moving across attic floor, as Sparky struggles to escape from it] It's a robot.
Mrs. Frankenstien: A robotic bucket?
Victor Frankenstien: Yes.
Mrs. Frankenstien: For mopping, I suppose?
Victor Frankenstien: Yes.
Mrs. Frankenstien: Maybe when you're finished, you'll let me use it.
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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

Spoofed in Mad: Frankenwinnie/ParaMorgan (2012) See more »

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Savage Episode
Written by Len Stevens
Courtesy of APM Music
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It was decent, but nothing to rave about
6 October 2012 | by chrisntimgSee all my reviews

No spoilers here - just an honest review. I'm not going to write a novel on the evolution of Tim Burton as others have. The movie is, after all, what is being reviewed here.

In my opinion it's a "just scary enough" movie for kids for this Halloween season. My grandsons (ages 5 & 7)seemed to enjoy it, as did I. It has a little bit of everything - sad, happy, scary, funny moments. It doesn't focus too much on the "darkness" of the subject at hand before moving on to lighter moments, which kept the kids from either bawling their eyes out or hiding under my arm, and for that I am thankful.

I gave it 7 out of 10 - it was a good movie to take the kids to to kill an afternoon, but it wasn't one of the best movies I've ever seen, so it doesn't warrant a higher rating in my opinion.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenweenie See more »

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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:

$81,491,068
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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