Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

DVD - 2013
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Young Victor conducts a science experiment that will bring his dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous consequences.
Audience: PG
Publisher: [United States] : Disney, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD FAMILY FRANKENWEENIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Gingerhorse
Apr 22, 2017

I love this movie so much. If you've ever lost a dog you loved, you will relate to the relationship of the boy and the dog in this movie. It has so much heart and the stop motion animation of the dog is perfect. One of my top ten favorite movies of all time.

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Derringer
Oct 25, 2016

Favourite movie-quote - "Arf! Arf! Arf!...."

Frankenweenie is an "electrifying" tale of a boy and his dog. It tells the gruesome, little story of young Victor Frankenstein who conducts a daring and amazing scientific experiment in hopes of bringing his beloved dog, Sparky, back to life.

With the successful re-animation of Sparky, Victor soon finds that he (as well as many others) must now face some unforeseen and monstrous consequences.

All-in-all - Frankenweenie certainly had its fair share of flaws, but, alll the same, I really hadn't expected to enjoy this film as much as I did.

Appropriately filmed in b&w - Thank goodness that this picture didn't contain any musical numbers.

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Triple_X_Rex
Oct 25, 2016

Cute and creepy. Not for all tastes though.

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dylankemp
Oct 16, 2016

Not for the very small, or those kids who get freaked out easy. It is, after all, a horror movie for kids. That said, its pretty mild, kinda gorgeous, interesting, and lots of fun.

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NicLaBor
Jan 04, 2015

It's not just Frankenstein. I love the countless references to classic monster/horror movies. Also in my opinion Frankenweenie looks fantastic. On the other hand, the first half of the story feels fairly drawn-out with not enough depth to keep the adult watcher entertained. And I'm really annoyed by the blunt gender-stereotyping.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

This is Tim Burton at his finest doing what he does best: clever works of gothic animation replete with quirky characters and a dark fairy tale aesthetic. The B&W photography and pasty white puppets perfectly capture the look and feel of all those Saturday afternoon monster movies. Look closely and you will see brilliant nods to the likes of Frankenstein and company, the Wolfman, Count Dracula, and the Mummy while a few townsfolk bear uncanny resemblances to Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Plus, as a hilarious update, there is a clever take on one of Toho Studios more loveable creations complete with screaming Japanese victim. It’s all good gruesome fun, definitely not for the littlest family members, which will leave older kids amused while the rest of us howl at the literary allusions and Hollywood in-jokes.

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movie20
Nov 10, 2014

Very good movie. Wish it was in color.

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Matisse
Oct 31, 2014

Fantastic homage to classic horror movies. Great fun! One of Tim Burton's best.

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s21168036871911
Apr 10, 2014

Loved the graphics of this movie, the story line and plot were not bad either.

DFulks Nov 05, 2013

I have been a fan of Tim Burton movies my whole life. This was a fantastic movie!!! I cried a few times. Mostly because I was thinking of how I would feel if I had to watch my doggy die. It's a great concept that "if done with love" the experiment won't go awry. If you don't like Tim Burton and the "dark" way he does his movies you will not like this. If you are a Burton fan, you will. Point blank. As always, Danny Elfman did a fantastic job on the soundtrack.

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Mr. Rzykruski (addressing an auditorium of parents who consider him a menace): "Ladies... gentlemen. I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant. Is that right word, 'ignorant'? I mean stupid; primitive; unenlightened. You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it... Like a dog is afraid of thunder, or balloons. To you, science is magic, and witchcraft, because you have such... such small minds! I cannot make your heads bigger, but your children's heads... I can take them and crack them open! This is what I try to do -- to get at their brains!"

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