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Frankenweenie

PG Released Dec 14, 1984 27m Fantasy List
Reviews 74% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A boy (Barret Oliver) brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life. Read More Read Less

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Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault It’s a little masterpiece, really, done with affection and polish. Rated: A Dec 2, 2022 Full Review Niki Boyle The List Frankenweenie is obviously the work of a filmmaker still getting to grips with his craft, but is hugely enjoyable nontheless. Rated: 4/5 Sep 19, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Pickatcu 1 Fascinating for a short film and very brilliant for an original idea...too bad I saw it after the animated version of it... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Jeffrey M Frankienweenie was an amazing " movie ish ". It's a " movie ish " because it is too short too be a movie and too long to be a short. Frankienweenie was a very interesting " movie ish ". What a good " movie ish ". I give it a 73% Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review Audience Member The short film that got Tim Burton fired from Disney, the source material of the underrated stop-motion animated movie from 2012 (getting overshadowed by Hotel Trnasylvania and the amazing ParaNorman sadly meant that Halloween burnout settled in by that point for family audiences) isn't as memorable as Vincent but is still weird, decently acted, a bit ballsy (once again, Disney gave Burton the sack over this short...thank goodness they buried the hatchet by the '90s) and has a great sense of atmosphere, mostly owing to the black-and-white cinematography. I do like the animated movie and its expansion on the director's own source material but this short has something to it that made me appreciate it more. P.S. I'm amused with the fact that while Disney have been obsessed with live-action remakes for a decade now, Frankenweenie is the opposite being an animated remake of a live-action film, albeit a short film rather than a proper feature-length movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review robert p A short movie made by Tim Burton as a promo for a movie!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r I remember not enjoying this odd one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Se dice que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre y el mas fiel de todos los animales. Pero al igual que los perros, los humanos hemos aprendido a ser fieles a nuestras mascotas, tanto que las consideramos miembros muy importantes de nuestras familias y nos desvivimos porque tengan una vida feliz y placentera con nosotros. Este es el caso de Víctor y su mejor amigo Sparky, un Bull Terrier que se ha convertido en un compañero incondicional para Víctor, pero que sufrirá un accidente fatal que dejará devastado a su dueño. Luego de la muerte de Sparky, Víctor aprende en la escuela sobre impulsos elà (C)ctricos y decide usar esta tà (C)cnica para revivir a su difunta mascota. Inspirada en la novela Frankenstein de Mary Shelley, Frankenweenie es uno de los primero cortometrajes en blanco y negro del excà (C)ntrico director Tim Burton, el cual combina un clásico del cine de terror con esta triste situación por la que todo aquel que haya tenido una mascota ha pasado, lo que crea que el espectador empatice con la afición de Víctor por querer devolverle la vida a su divertido y tierno amigo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A boy (Barret Oliver) brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life.
Director
Tim Burton
Production Co
Walt Disney Productions
Rating
PG
Genre
Fantasy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 14, 1984, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 17, 2016
Runtime
27m
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