Frankenweenie Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1773

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/08/2013

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Tim Burton

Actors: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron

Plot: Director Tim Burton spins a tale on why beloved pets should not be brought back to life.

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/03/2019

Tim Burton makes yet another spooky animated treat, but this time it pays homage to horror classics of years past.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/11/2014

Did you know that Tim Burton made a movie just like this in 1984. Tim Burton is back at he's best. The Visual are great.

Rating of
2.5/4

Camper - wrote on 03/31/2014

While it isn't exactly a classic like The Nightmare Before Christmas, this little remake is relatively harmless.

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MikePA
MikePA
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Rating of
3/4

Review: Frankenweenie

MikePA - wrote on 12/23/2012

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is a remake of a short film of the same title that he had made several years ago. I have not seen his short film, but according to Wikipedia it's a beloved family movie. The feature-length animated film is lively and entertaining. I enjoyed it. Tim Burton pays homage to the classic monster films with heart and style.

The plot of Frankenweenie is fairly simple and straight forward. Young Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) and his dog share a special friendship. Technically the dog is Victor's best (and only) friend. Victor isn't exactly the social or sporty young boy. He enjoys science more than anything else, and because of that his parents, voiced by Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara, think he's "different." Daddy convinces Victor to take part …

JLFM
JLFM
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Weird, Creepy, Hilarious Entertainment

JLFM - wrote on 10/06/2012

I'll just put it out there; I'm not very familiar with many of Tim Burton's directorial efforts. The only films I've seen, in which Burton was at the wheel, was the immensely underrated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the immensely underperformed Alice In Wonderland. So while I can't tell you how the stop motion animated Frankenweenie ranks in comparison to Burton's other films, I can tell you that this is a very good movie, worth watching.

But Frankenweenie certainly won't appeal to everyone. The story line may be a bit too disturbing for some (though the PG rating does help constrain it), but teens and adults shouldn't mind.

Frankenweenie is actually a remake of a 1984 short film of the same name, produced by Disney, and directed by Tim Burton. If you didn't already know …

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