|This article is about the 2012 Feature Stop Motion remake. You may be looking for the 1984 Live Action Short with the same name.|
Frankenweenie is a 2012 stop motion animated horror movie directed by Tim Burton and distributed by Disney, it's a remake of the 1984 short live action movie of the same name.
Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.
Why It Rocks
- The stop motion animation is great and amazing.
- The Black and White works in this movie, and it makes it like the original short.
- It faithfully follows the original short with a few new things to make it it's own feature film.
- The character designs are nice, even know they can look sometimes creepy, especially on Sparky.
- Likable characters.
- The special effects are amazing even for a stop motion movie.
- The scene where Victor brings Sparky to life looks amazing.
- Sparky's death at the end was very emotional.
- Good humor.
- Good twists and turns.
- The film's main antagonist, the vampire cat, is great and it's battle against Sparky is very satisfying.
- The intro is a nice re-creation of the original's intro.
- While the movie is still scary, at times it can feel a bit toned down so kids can enjoy it as well.
- A good plot twist and turn.
- The ending was pretty nice.
The movie received positive reviews but was a moderate box office success it holds a 87% on rotten tomatoes.
Awards and nominations
The movie was nominated for the academy award for the best animated feature but lost to Brave.