|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara|
|Genres:||Animated, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIO HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||February - Comedy|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Feb 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Frankenweenie is a delightful movie, funny and macabre, heartfelt and throwaway.
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It's a graveyard smashBy blackpolekev (248 reviews) from blackpole , 09 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a welcome return to form for Tim Burton after the awful Dark Shadows. It's a full length remake of Burton's 1984 short film which was shown in cinemas along with Baby Secret Of The Lost Legend way back in 1985.
This time it's in 3D, which works well in black and white as it doesn't seem as dark as colour 3D films. Here Victor Frankenstein is a young boy whose beloved pet dog Sparky is accidentally killed. It's interesting to note that the accident occurs as a result of Victor having been persuaded, against his will, to play baseball (he's not the sporty type); it just makes me wonder if Burton hated sports when he was in school. Consumed with grief, Victor gets an idea from his school science teacher and brings Sparky back to life with lightning, just like the Frankenstein monster. Sparky even has the same bolts in his neck as electrodes.
This is more serious and darker in tone than typical animated films but if you've seen Corpse Bride or The Nightmare Before Christmas you'll know what to expect. This is far better than the recent Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania which were both so disappointing.
Format: Cinema - Digital 3D
Audio: Dolby Digital
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Tastless movie in black and whiteBy a customer , 02 Sep 2013I don't see how this move can be for the 'whole family', let alone for children. Far away from being a cheerful movie, from the first second this black and white movie is just depressing. All characters remind somehow of skeletons, there is nothing friendly or pretty about them. The story itself seems to have been taken half from Frankenstein and half from Stephen King's pet sematary. I would not recommend this movie to any children or anyone with some good taste.
Cute little fairytaleBy BigGerbil (7 reviews) from Hampshire, UK , 15 Aug 2013Cute little fairytale with a sprinkling of Edward Scissorhands' charm. My four year old and I enjoyed it but my 7 year old got a little bored.
Animated updateBy ArrogantDuck (69 reviews) , 08 Aug 2013After the incredibly disappointing Alice In Wonderland, Tim Burton is back to his usual standard with this animated remake of his own 1980's short film. Using the basic premise of Frankenstein & mixing in a few references from other classic horror (Dracula, etc) it sees a schoolboy resurrect his recently dead dog, but when his school friends discover of this, they use his experiment for their own purposes. Whilst the animation is absolutely flawless, I thought the storyline fell between two stools of being too scary for children and too childish for adults. Still, it's good-natured, macabre fun from a filmmaker who uses the occult as a regular stamp on his work.
Great AmbianceBy AlPedro (13 reviews) , 05 Aug 2013Great use or real'esq classic 50s look & feel, Super cute & adorable Doggy, Great for Kids & adults alike, I'm a tough mansman but got me sobbing like a schoolyard B**ch !
Awesome filmBy Charlene84 (10 reviews) , 03 Aug 2013Have to say we worried as had no Idea how dark it was and thought our 4 year old would have nightmares, however it's now his fave film ever and he wants a teddy of sparky, and had to buy the DVD