From creative genius Tim Burton (“[amazon_link id=”B0043EV774″ target=”_blank” ]Alice in Wonderland[/amazon_link],” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.
In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Director: Tim Burton
Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Executive Producer: Don Hahn
Screenplay by: John August
Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton
- When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
- “Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “[amazon_link id=”B000I5XOWI” target=”_blank” ]Corpse Bride[/amazon_link]” and “[amazon_link id=”B003UMW68Y” target=”_blank” ]The Nightmare Before Christmas[/amazon_link]”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.
- Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
- The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“[amazon_link id=”B001AGXEA6″ target=”_blank” ]Beetlejuice[/amazon_link],” “[amazon_link id=”B000VDDWDI” target=”_blank” ]Edward Scissorhands[/amazon_link]”), Catherine O’Hara (“[amazon_link id=”B001AGXEA6″ target=”_blank” ]Beetlejuice[/amazon_link],” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“[amazon_link id=”B003M8NG94″ target=”_blank” ]Mars Attacks[/amazon_link]!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).
- Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films.
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