Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

Director: Tim Burton Cast: Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau
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Overview

Frankenweenie

Tim Burton's 1984 short film Frankenweenie is resurrected for the big screen with this stop-motion 3D remake, which once again centers on a boy (Charlie Tahan) who reanimates his dead terrier and the suburban fallout that occurs because of it. Big Fish screenwriter John August provided the script for the Walt Disney production.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/08/2013
UPC: 0786936814149
Original Release: 2012
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 5,838

Special Features

Frankenweenie Touring Exhibit - Explore The Artistry Of The Film's Puppets, Sets And Props In A Showcase That's Traveling The World; Plain White T's "Pet Sematery" Music Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlie Tahan Victor Frankenstein
Winona Ryder Elsa Van Helsing
Martin Landau Mr. Rzykruski
Catherine O'Hara Mrs. Frankenstein,Gym Teacher,Weird Girl
Atticus Shaffer Edgar "E" Gore
Martin Short Edward Frankenstein,Mr. Burgemeister,Nassor,Mr. Frankenstein
Robert Capron Bob
Conchata Ferrell Bob's Mom
James Liao Toshiaki
Tom Kenny Fire Chief,Soldier,Townsfolk

Technical Credits
Tim Burton Director,Producer
Allison Abbate Producer
John August Screenwriter
Tim Browning Art Director
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Don Hahn Executive Producer
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Karen O Songwriter
Mark Solomon Editor
Peter Sorg Cinematographer
Alexandra Walker Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frankenweenie
1. Victor & Sparky [:31]
2. Mr. Wiskers Had A Dream [1:58]
3. Science Fair, Baseball [:12]
4. Electricity [2:43]
5. The Experiment [4:35]
6. Alive [1:16]
7. Edgar Knows [4:14]
8. The Second Experiment [1:59]
9. Mr. Menace [1:56]
10. Wrong Motives [5:05]
11. Secret Revealed [1:35]
12. Experiments Gone Wrong [5:02]
13. Dutch Day Mayhem [:24]
14. Taking Out The Monsters [:22]
15. Always In My Heart [3:52]
16. End Credits [2:48]
17. Chapter 17 [2:31]
18. Chapter 18 [:15]
19. Chapter 19 [4:15]
20. Chapter 20 [1:00]
21. Chapter 21 [3:28]
22. Chapter 22 [2:30]
23. Chapter 23 [2:40]
24. Chapter 24 [4:19]
25. Chapter 25 [4:02]
26. Chapter 26 [2:59]
27. Chapter 27 [2:38]
28. Chapter 28 [4:22]
29. Chapter 29 [2:56]
30. Chapter 30 [3:14]
31. Chapter 31 [:05]
32. Chapter 32 [:03]
33. Chapter 33 [6:43]
34. Chapter 34 [:04]

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Frankenweenie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story...great dog story!
Nadina85 More than 1 year ago
I am an unabashed fan of Tim Burton's movies. Big Fish, The Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, The Nighmare Before Christmas --- all works of cinematic art. Frankenweenie is no exception. The man is a genius, especially when it comes to animation. For all the limitations that animated movies have to offer, Burton excels at creating an essence of creepy originality and gothic creativity. Frankenweenie is much inspired by some of the more classic horror films, only its told in a more kid-friendly manner. That's not to say that the movie is completely age-appropriate but Burton does a decent job of dealing with the more serious issues in a darkly humourous way. I will admit, at times there are those familiar echoes, script-wise, but it's touched by Burton's unusual eccentricity which keeps it from feeling too monotonous. In it you'll find the usual cast of characters, of course, but what makes the film so unique is the addition of Victor's loveable, yet horrifying dog. Sparky will steal your heart with his adorable mannerisms and gruesome quirks. If I had one big criticism of the film, it's that there wasn't enough characterization into Victor. Frankenweenie barely scratches the surface on questioning his actions which renders the plot as somewhat hollow. The voicework was outstanding, featuring the return of several Burton alums and the music is eerie perfection. I loved the dark atmosphere of the stop-motion which adds layers to the story's creepiness. And perhaps even more remarkable is subtle homage to films of horror movie's past. Though I wouldn't say Frankenweenie was my favourite Burton film, I found the ending be a bit too empty, it still found a place in my heart with it's quirky charm and extraordinary vision. Frankenweenie might be just as ugly as the original story, but its definitely not lacking in heart. Featuring stellar voice talents, remarkable animation and one very cute puppy, this film is a winner for families and those that share a mutual appreciation for classic horror. Not quite a masterpiece, but still a wonderful achievement for one of my favourite directors.
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