Frankenweenie (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 27 mins

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Embedded with quirky comedy and fast-paced action, this animation adventure revolves around Victor Frankenstein, a bright but outcast student without any friend but his dog Sparky. When the new science teacher Mr. Rzykruski challenges the students to participate in the science fair, Victor's father forces him to play baseball otherwise he would not sign the necessary authorization for his son. During the game, Sparky chases the ball and is hit by a car. Victor recalls Mr. Rzykruski's class about the effects of electricity and successfully resuscitates Sparky using lightning. Victor hides Sparky in the attic but the weird Edgar sees the dog on the garden and blackmails Victor to learn how to bring the dead to life. Edgar does not keep the secret and soon Victor's envious schoolmates revive several creatures to win the science fair contest. When the town is invaded by the monsters, Victor and Sparky are the last chance to rescue the girl Elsa van Helsing from the claws of Mr. Whiskers.
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Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short

Crew: Tim Burton (Director), Peter Sorg (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Release Dates: 05 Oct 2012 (India)

Tagline: The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave

English Name: Frankenweenie

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Did you know? This is the first black-and-white feature film and the first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D, Read More
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as Mrs. Frankenstein
as Mr. Frankenstein
as Edgar 'E' Gore
as Victor Frankenstein
as Bob's Mom
as Toshiaki
as Mr. Rzykruski
as Bob
as New Holland Townsfolk
as Elsa Van Helsing


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Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, SDDS
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1.85:1 (Flat)
The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave
When Elsa sings for Dutch Day, the candles on her hat are half melted. In the next shot, the candles have only melted a tiny bit.

On the chalkboard the word "Life" above the drawing of Sparky disappears in a following scene.

Victor raises Sparky onto the roof with a swing set he attached to the attic skylight and when he let the kites go on his roof in the same scene, the swing set is gone.
This is the first black-and-white feature film and the first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D,

This film had won the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film and was nominated for an Academy Award; a Golden Globe; a BAFTA; and an Annie Award for Best Film in each respective animated category.

This animation adventure is in black and white. It is also the fourth stop-motion film produced by Burton and the first of those four that is not a musical.

This movie is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the classic 1931 horror film Frankenstein.

This film contains many references and influences from horror cinema of many different sub-genres across motion picture history, from the 1920s to the 1980s.

The demonstration that Mr. Rzykruski shows in class of the frog's legs twitching when given electricity is based on actual experiments in 1771 done by Italian physicist Luigi Galvani.

Mr. Rzykruski looks a lot like Vincent Price, an actor by whose films Tim Burton was influenced.

This movie is Winona Ryder and Tim Burton's 3rd collaboration with the previous one being Edward Scissorhands which was 21 years earlier and reunites the duo with Catherine O'Hara, who had previously worked on Beetlejuice.

One of Tim Burton's regular actors, Christopher Lee, did not take part in this film, but had an archive footage of him in Horror of Dracula that is watched by Victor's parents on television.