DVD - 2013
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Young Victor conducts a science experiment that will bring his dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous consequences.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney, [2013]
Call Number: DVD jF FRAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 01, 2021

To say the least, Disney’s Frankenweenie was a strange movie. With that being said, I still found it to be enjoyable, and liked the unique and creative story line. The Halloween theme was a lot of fun, and the characters gave a lot of energy to the movie. I think that this sense of humour is definitely geared to younger audiences, as is the level of suspense and action. I think that kids will find this movie to be very intriguing, and really funny, which is why I would recommend it to younger viewers interested in watching a Halloween movie. 3/5 -@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Nov 12, 2019

Tim Burton used to be one of my favorite directors, but he's been in a rut since, oh I don't know, his flat "Planet of the Apes" remake? Everything he seems to do is a remake/reboot/adaptation. "Frankenweenie" is actually a feature length version of his 1984 short; it is no small irony that he was fired from Disney after making this and now back in the Disney fold. That said, "Frankenweenie," if totally familiar, is visually striking (something he's always excelled at), using the same stop-motion technique as "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride," and has a lot of nice homages to old monster movies. Voices by Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, and Martin Landau. Might be a little too intense/spooky for kids under 6.

Dec 02, 2018

My 2 year old was concerned with the death of the dog, but my 6 year old loved the entire film and watched it multiple times. This may not be a good choice for all kids, but it is a great choice for some of them.

Dec 01, 2018

Favourite movie-quote - "Arf! Arf! Arf!...."

Frankenweenie is an "electrifying" tale of a boy and his dog. It tells the gruesome, little story of young Victor Frankenstein who conducts a daring and amazing scientific experiment in hopes of bringing his beloved dog, Sparky, back to life.

With the successful re-animation of Sparky, Victor soon finds that he (as well as many others) must now face some unforeseen and monstrous consequences.

All-in-all - Frankenweenie certainly had its fair share of flaws, but, alll the same, I really hadn't expected to enjoy this film as much as I did.

Appropriately filmed in b&w - Thank goodness that this picture didn't contain any musical numbers.

Apr 06, 2018

When my 7-year old grandson chose this movie to borrow, I wasn’t too sure about it, but was pleasantly surprised. Cute and heart warming story about the love between a boy and his dog. And about being true to yourself, even if you’re a bit different.

It has Tim Burton's signature macabre, and there are many nods to classic horror films besides the obvious Frankenstein. Most surprising of all are the genuine heartfelt moments and love you feel between a boy and his dog. I liked this better than I expected.

Apr 22, 2017

I love this movie so much. If you've ever lost a dog you loved, you will relate to the relationship of the boy and the dog in this movie. It has so much heart and the stop motion animation of the dog is perfect. One of my top ten favorite movies of all time.

Oct 25, 2016

Cute and creepy. Not for all tastes though.

Jan 04, 2015

It's not just Frankenstein. I love the countless references to classic monster/horror movies. Also in my opinion Frankenweenie looks fantastic. On the other hand, the first half of the story feels fairly drawn-out with not enough depth to keep the adult watcher entertained. And I'm really annoyed by the blunt gender-stereotyping.

Dec 05, 2014

This is Tim Burton at his finest doing what he does best: clever works of gothic animation replete with quirky characters and a dark fairy tale aesthetic. The B&W photography and pasty white puppets perfectly capture the look and feel of all those Saturday afternoon monster movies. Look closely and you will see brilliant nods to the likes of Frankenstein and company, the Wolfman, Count Dracula, and the Mummy while a few townsfolk bear uncanny resemblances to Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Plus, as a hilarious update, there is a clever take on one of Toho Studios more loveable creations complete with screaming Japanese victim. It’s all good gruesome fun, definitely not for the littlest family members, which will leave older kids amused while the rest of us howl at the literary allusions and Hollywood in-jokes.

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Aug 24, 2013

Mr. Rzykruski (addressing an auditorium of parents who consider him a menace): "Ladies... gentlemen. I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant. Is that right word, 'ignorant'? I mean stupid; primitive; unenlightened. You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it... Like a dog is afraid of thunder, or balloons. To you, science is magic, and witchcraft, because you have such... such small minds! I cannot make your heads bigger, but your children's heads... I can take them and crack them open! This is what I try to do -- to get at their brains!"


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