• Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie

Release Date: October 5th, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013

PG |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy , Children , Animated

Production Co: Walt Disney Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Playful , Mother , 2010s , Amusing , Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    NPR

    The picture is frustrating not because it's bad, but because of how almost-good it is. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It is nonetheless imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way. show more

  • 50
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's not so much a miscalculation of his audience by Burton as it is a disregard. What lingers after Frankenweenie, far more than its stunning technique, is a sad suggestion of solipsism. show more

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Awards

Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)