Frankenweenie 2012

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


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.

Scary scenes and infrequent mild coarse language


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Critic Reviews

  • Back from the dead – Frankenweenie Review

    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

    When I declared Dark Shadows “Tim Burton‘s best film in a decade,” I didn’t expect to go back on my word a mere five months later. No, my affection for that nutso soap-opera has not been diminished...

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Member Reviews

  • Brilliantly clever animated creation by Tim Burton. I was amazed the whole way through, as well as very moved by this story and the characters. Stunning.

  • Cute, warm fuzzy little story :)

  • quite simply, delicious.

  • Having seen the original short (it's an extra on some editions of the Nightmare before Christmas) this was probably a bit overdone. I love that it was done in black and white - just like the original. I think that perhaps the creatures were overdone, as the original story was nice and simple, but I guess when you want to turn a short into a full movie you need to flesh it out..... I think you just need to sit back with this one and appreciate TIm Burton's genius.

  • I enjoyed this movie it was entertaining. Would of preferred it to have been in colour.

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