Based on an Original Idea By: Tim Burton
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Genres: 3D, stop-motion, animation, horror, black and white
Running Time: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images and action
Official Synopsis: From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, 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.
Frankenweenie Trivia Provided by Walt Disney Pictures:
– 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 Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas—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 (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) 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. [tabs style=”default” title=”‘Frankenweenie’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast”] Charlie Tahan – ‘Victor’
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