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Frankenweenie 2012

  • Tim Burton
  • October 4, 2012
  • 87 mins
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy, Family
The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


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Whilst it rarely feels like much of a departure from the usual Burton tropes (and this is of course another version of a previous Burton film), this is a wonderful homage to horror films and stories for adults that also doesn't alienate its core younger audience who will enjoy the mild scares that come in the final act. The stop motion animation lends a tangibility to the world that CGI can't replicate and the black and white photography is stunning. Burton is a master at developing characters who feel alienated and creating sympathy and understanding towards them, and there is incredible warmth in the relationship between Victor and his dog.

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It's a cute, stylistic remake of Tim Burton's short film from 28 years ago. It's cute, and has a nice style with some funny jokes parodying classic horror films and monsters. It is somewhat predictable, but has some pretty good visuals, especially being done in black and white. If you've seen Tim Burton's previous stop-motion animated movies (especially "The Nightmare Before Christmas"), you'll like this one.

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