Frankenweenie (2012) Poster



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Remake of 

Frankenweenie (1984) (Short)


Nosferatu (1922)
Edgar's shadow when walking up the stairs with Nassor, Bob and Toshiaki resembles the iconic moment in Nosferatu with Count Orloff's shadow.
Frankenstein (1931)
Sparky resurrrection resembles Frankenstein's one. Also windmill scene and movie title.
The Mummy (1932)
Reanimation of Colossus is fraught with Mummy movie references.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Persephone the poodle's hairdo.
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The character Edgar Gore, or E. Gore, is named after Ygor, the obsessed assistant from this movie.
Bambi (1942)
Title on cinema marquee.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
When the giant turtle crushes the car with it's foot, it's animated the same way as the titular monster crushes the car in the film.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Victor has a poster of this movie.
Rodan (1956)
A Toy resembling Rodan is in the short film at the beginning of the movie.
The Birds (1963)
A couple seek shelter in a phone booth, referencing a scene in Hitchcock's classic The Birds.
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)
One of the monsters created by the children is a giant turtle similar to Gamera.
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) (Short)
Shelley and Colossus' confrontation
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) (TV Movie)
Burgermeister Meisterburger from the old Christmas special.
Hausu (1977)
As he tries to raise Shelley from the dead, Toshiaki's kite resembles the evil cat from the classic Japanese horror movie.
Vincent (1982) (Short)
The fat woman wears the same flowers dress as Vincent's fat aunt.
Gremlins (1984)
Reanimated Sea Monkeys are based on the Gremlins.
Pet Sematary (1989)
During the scene where Sparky's silhouette startles a woman as she is hanging up clothes on a clothesline. Is the same as when young Judd's dog startles his mother after coming back to life.
Batman (1989)
When Mr. Whiskers places the dead bat on Weird Girl's bed, it forms the shape of the "Batman" symbol. At the same time, Danny Elfman's Batman theme can be heard in the music.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The Mayor's hedge clippers as well as much for the suburban environment refer to Edward Scissorhands (1990).
Jurassic Park (1993)
A man seeks shelter in a toilet, mimicing the iconic scene in Jurassic Park.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
A tombstone that's like Zero's doghouse can be seen when Victor goes to the pet cemetery.
Hakaba kitarô (2008) (TV Series)
Edgar E. Gore's hairstyle, hunchback and bee-striped dress mimic the spirit-battling demon boy Kitarou, especially in this most sinister entry of the 'Gegege no Kitarou' franchise.
Coraline (2009)
The black cat that appears when Edward digs up Sparky bears a striking resemblance to the black cat from Coraline.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.44 (2010) (TV Episode)
Atticus Shaffer mentions that he is playing an Igor-like character in the new Tim Burton film
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
Face Off: Burtonesque (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) (TV Episode)
Another Halloween-related animated film to be released soon.
Midnight Movie Review: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends watching Frankenweenie instead.
Maltin on Movies: Flight (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie mentioned in this episode.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: La carrera del siglo (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014)
Kathryn has a still from Frankenweenie on her laptop
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD shown
Honest Trailers: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is shown


Horror of Dracula (1958)
Clips are shown on TV.

Featured in 

56th BFI London Film Festival (2012) (TV Special)
Opening Night Gala Premiere
AniMat's Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Fourth worst animated film of 2012.
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet nytårsspecial (2013) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film as he reflects on the year 2013 + clip shown
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - The First Features (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Tim Burton (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
Sparky ranks at #10


Gojira (1954)
Toshiaki, who is Japanese, creates a giant monster from his dead turtle.

Spoofed in 

Mad: Frankenwinnie/ParaMorgan (2012) (TV Episode)
Frankenwinnie is a spoof of this movie.

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