Frankenweenie SynopsisFrom 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 Release Date
In Theaters October 5, 2012
Starring: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, and Conchata Ferrell
Written by: John August
Directed by: Tim Burton
Produced by: Allison Abbate and Tim Burton
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
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Exclusive Frankenweenie Blu-ray Stills Take A Deeper Look At The Characters
Today is a big day for Tim Burton and Frankenweenie lovers alike. Disney is debuting Frankenweenie on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD, and to celebrate the tale of a boy who loved his pup so much he brought him back to life, Disney has put together some exclusive, never-before-released film stills to share with fans.
by Jessica Rawden January 8, 2013 comments
Frankenweenie Blu-ray Clips Indulge In Some Mad Science
Tim Burton’s stop motion animated story, Frankenweenie, didn’t cost an arm and a leg to make, but despite critical success, audiences didn’t come out to catch the flick in droves. If you did happen to miss the film, its strange story and interesting animation are intriguing enough for at least one view. Fans and newcomers alike will be able to catch the film when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 8.
by Jessica Rawden January 1, 2013 comments
First Look At Frankenweenie Short Film Captain Sparky Vs. The Flying Saucers
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie didn't do too well at the box office, making only $34 million domestically on a $39 million budget, but that's not stopping it from getting a sequel... well, really just an expanded version of the movie-within-the-movie.
by Eric Eisenberg December 19, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Will Return From The Dead On Blu-ray In January
2012 has been a busy year for Tim Burton. Not only did he direct the live-action flick Dark Shadows, but he also finally finished the stop motion remake of his short film Frankenweenie. The film did decently at the box office, but if you did miss it, Disney is bringing Frankenweenie to 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on January 8, 2013.
by Jessica Rawden December 1, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Taken 2 Storms Theaters While Frankenweenie Plays Dead
It's not often that a sequel majorly outperforms its predecessor, but in the case of Taken 2, despite being hammered by critics for being a pale shadow of the original, it banked more than twice as much cash as Taken did on its opening weekend.
by Scott Gwin October 7, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Dominates Friday Box Office While Frankenweenie Lags
As the sequel to the surprise smash hit Taken, we probably could have expected that Taken 2 would have a big box office weekend-- but possibly no one could have expected it to be this big. Early estimates have Taken 2 making an estimated $18.5 million, which includes $1.5 million from midnight showings
by Katey Rich October 6, 2012 comments
Operation Kino 83: Taken 2 vs. Frankenweenie, Plus Digital vs. Film
This week on Operation Kino, we've got a highly specialized set of skills that we will use to bring our beloved pets back from the dead, as we review both Taken 2 and Frankenweenie, two of this weekend's new releases. From there we dive into the conversation that seems to be fascinating a lot of critics these days: digital vs. film
by Operation Kino October 5, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Writer John August Talks About Crafting The Story Of A Boy And His Dog
There are many messages that writer John August plays with in the new movie Frankenweenie, from the value of science and progression to the necessity to love your experiments. There are many crazy characters, homages to classic horror movies and classic Tim Burton world building. But at the core of it all, really, is the story of a young kid and his love for his loyal, friendly pup Sparky. And for August that was the part of the script that came before everything else.
by Eric Eisenberg October 4, 2012 comments
Tim Burton Discusses Death In Children's Movies And The Value Of Restrictions
The weekend before last I had the pleasure of driving down to Disneyland where I, along with my friend Roth Cornet of Screen Rant, were given the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and discuss both his latest movie and his career. Check out or conversation below in which Burton talks about what made now the right time to resurrect Frankenweenie, the suggested death impulse in his work, and the value of limitations and how they’ve affected his career.
by Eric Eisenberg October 3, 2012 comments
Celebrate Monstober With 6 Frankenweenie Character Posters
Believe it or not, it's already the first day of October, which means your neighborhood is about to be overrun by plastic pumpkins, and cable will be showing far more horror movies than average. Not every October carries with it a movie that's worthy of becoming a Halloween classic, but this year we're in luck with Frankenweenie
by Katey Rich October 1, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Taken 2 And Frankenweenie Reviews
A slower Sunday for the Rotten Watch with only two flicks on the docket. This week we’ve got Liam Neeson running roughshod over the bad guys and Tim Burton bringing dogs back to life.
by Doug Norrie September 30, 2012 comments
New Frankenweenie Clips Feature Victor, Edgar And A Fish
Those familiar with ABC's family-focused comedy The Middle may recognize a familiar voice among the cast of Tim Burton's upcoming 3D stop motion-animated comedy horror Frankenweenie. Two clips have arrived online which give us a look at the character voiced by young Atticus Shaffer, who's likely best known for his role as the youngest Heck, Brick, in The Middle.
by Kelly West September 25, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Midnight Poster Puts The Dog In Stitches
Last night the Disney animated movie Frankenweenie held its premiere at the beloved genre film festival Fantastic Fest-- which might seem like a weird place for a children's movie, until you realize Frankenweenie is a story about a dog risen from the dead. The movie looks to be Tim Burton's return to his roots
by Katey Rich September 21, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Clip Shows Kids Facing A Bigger Problem
This summer, we saw stop-motion animation applied to a horror-comedy with ParaNorman, and it'll happen again when Tim Burton's Frankenweenie hits theaters next month. The 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated film pays homage to Frankenstein as it follows a boy who uses science to bring his deceased dog back to life. A new clip for the film has arrived and it looks like a demonstration of just how crazy things can get when pets are brought back.
by Kelly West September 19, 2012 comments
Learn About Lightning In This New Clip From Frankenweenie
Based on the short film that Burton made in 1984, Frankenweenie tells the story of a young boy named Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) who is devastated when his beloved dog Sparky is killed by a car. Not ready to say goodbye to his dog, Victor devises a science experiment that actually manages to bring Sparky back to life. But making living out of the dead has its consequences.
by Eric EIsenberg September 11, 2012 comments
Karen O Debuts Frankenweenie Song Strange Love
Many modern moviegoers grew up with the weird and wonderful movies of Tim Burton inspiring our dreams and sometimes our nightmares. Now, one of these self-proclaimed "impressionable offbeat youths" is all grown up and giving back to the wild-haired auteur who inspired her. Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O has recorded a brand new track for Burton's upcoming animated feature Frankenweenie.
by Kristy Puchko August 20, 2012 comments
New Character Images From Frankenweenie
Based on his 1984 live-action short of the same name, Frankenweenie centers on an inventive young boy named Victor Frankenstein whose passion for science is only matched by his deep devotion to his dear dog Sparky. So when Sparky meets a premature end, Victor takes his scientific know-how to raise his beloved pup from the dead.
by Kristy Puchko July 26, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Interviews From Comic Con
Today has been a great day for people looking forward to Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. In addition to hosting a huge panel in Hall H, the film also released a badass new trailer that's made to look like a preview for one of the classic Universal monster movies. And here's hoping you're not sick of hearing about the boy who resurrected his dog, because we have more coming your way!
by Eric Eisenberg July 12, 2012 comments
New Frankenweenie Trailer Is Classic Horror Flick Cool
Excitement for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has been running high all day. The panel for the upcoming film kicked off with a trailer done as an homage to old horror films filled with creepy quotes, aggressive narration and a crack about it being in “The Third Dimension”. Those who were there began tweeting about the trailer immediately, with buzz being almost exclusively positive. The footage was later followed by two more clips which also wowed the crowd.
by Mack Rawden July 12, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Comic Con 2012 Live Blog
Disney is presenting panels for three of their biggest upcoming movies in Hall H this morning, and first up is Frankenweenie, the animated, feature-length adaptation of the animated short film Tim Burton made way back in 1984. The black and white movie with the macabre story of a boy
by Katey Rich July 12, 2012 comments
Take A Virtural Tour of the Frankenweenie Set
Inspired by Tim Burton's 1984 live-action short, Frankenweenie focuses on a young boy with an undying devotion to his recently deceased dog that inspires him to play mad scientist, bringing Sparky back to life. The look of this animated adventure has a distinctly Burton, and bring his creepy cartoon characters to life is a voice cast that includes some of his past collaborators...
by Kristy Puchko June 29, 2012 comments
New Frankenweenie Trailer Shows The Consequences Of Resurrecting Your Dog
Based on a script by John August, who previously worked with Burton on 2003's Big Fish, the new film is a twist on the classic Frankenstein story and centers on a young boy named Victor (Charlie Tahan) who is devastated when his dogSparky is run over by a car. Determined to see his best friend again, Victor tries an experiment that brings Sparky back to life, but when word gets around about what Victor has accomplished he is forced to deal with the consequences.
by Eric Eisenberg June 26, 2012 comments
Frankenweenie Exclusive Character Debuts: Meet Victor And Sparky
If you've spent the last few years wishing Tim Burton would get back to his spooky roots, you'll be getting exactly what you wished for with this fall's Frankenweenie. A full-length, animated adaptation of Burton's 1984 short film, Frankenweenie is the story of a young boy named Victor Frankenstein
by Katey Rich June 19, 2012 comments
New Poster For Tim Burton's Frankenweenie Arrives Online
Though Tim Burton hasn't exactly impressed me thus far this year (I'm still amazed by how bad Dark Shadows turned out to be), I'm still excited for Frankenweenie, the filmmakers latest stop-motion animated film based on a short that he directed back in 1984. The movie isn't due out until October, but we've already seen quite a bit from the movie, including a trailer, a poster, and multiple behind-the-scenes images and stills.
by Eric Eisenberg May 31, 2012 comments
Tim Burton Talks Striving For Imperfection With Frankenweenie
Stop-motion is a wonderful artform. While the movies that are made could easily be made inside of a computer, there’s something very special about the idea of a team of animators carefully moving things around and taking snapshots for every frame. As a result, however, you don’t want a stop-motion to be perfect – you want it to be a little imperfect so that it will show off the hard work that went into making it.
by Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2012 comments
We Get An Early Look At Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
Dark Shadows the new film from director Tim Burton, arrives in theaters this Friday, but that’s not the only Burton movie that will be released in 2012. This October, Walt Disney Animation will present Frankenweenie, Burton’s first stop-motion film since 2005’s Corpse Bride. While we obviously still have a few months before the movie will be in theaters, last week I had the chance to not only see 26 minutes of footage, but talk with Burton...
by Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2012 comments
First Trailer For Tim Burton's Frankenweenie Is The Right Kind Of Throwback
With the black-and-white color and the rounded, odd creature design, this looks more like the Tim Burton we knew from Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas than anything we've seen in, well, ages. And while there's no sense of what happens when the kid brings Sparky back to life
by Katey Rich March 1, 2012 comments
First Poster For Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
While we've been seeing a good amount of material for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows in recent weeks, with the occasional new still popping up every once and a while, but the other new Burton project, Frankenweenie, hasn't been getting nearly as much attention - which is too bad as it's the project that I am much more excited for.
by Eric Eisenberg February 21, 2012 comments
First Look At Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
With every new film Tim Burton puts out, I find it harder and harder to be excited by his new projects, but Frankenweenie is definitely an exception. A stop-motion animated remake of the short film he made all the way back in 1984, the movie represents a literal return to the filmmakers roots.
by Eric Eisenberg October 27, 2011 comments
Release Date Shake Up For Frankenweenie And John Carter Of Mars
Tim Burton fans have had their eye on Frankenweenie since it was announced, giddy at the idea of Tim Burton getting his hands on some little clay figurines again. Unfortunately, those fans will
by Will LeBlanc January 19, 2011 comments
Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short And Catherine O'Hara Cast In Frankenweenie
Like many directors, Tim Burton likes to work with the same actors over and over. In fact, Burton likes doing it so much that he hasn't
by Eric Eisenberg September 20, 2010 comments
Disney Sets Release Dates For John Carter of Mars And Frankenweenie
Today Disney announced release dates for two of their upcoming features, John Carter of Mars and Frankenweenie. Mars, headed up by Andrew Stanton
by Ryan Matsunaga August 9, 2010 comments
Frankenweenie Going 3D And Black And White?
It's been presumed Frankenweenie will be gearing up once Alice is finished, in time to meet its 2011 release date, but the real news is that they're still considering making it in black-and-white and 3D, which I'm pretty sure would be a first for the digital 3D format
by Katey Rich October 14, 2009 comments