After the death of his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring him back to life. Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and causes havoc in the town.
From creative genius Tim Burton comes “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.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Tom Kenny, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. “Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.
Cast & CharactersEdit
- Charlie Tahan as Victor Frankenstein the main protagonist
- Winona Ryder as Elsa Van Helsing the love interest of Victor.
- Catherine O'Hara as Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl, a major antagonist antagonist. / Gym Teacher, a minor antagonist.
- Martin Short as Mr. Frankenstein / Nassor the secondary antagonist. / Mr. Burgermeister, a major antagonist.
- Martin Landau as Mr. Rzykruski
- Conchata Ferrell as Bob's Mom
- Robert Capron as Bob, the quarternary antagonist.
- James Hiroyuki Liao as Toshiaki, Victor's rival and the tertiary antagonist.
- Atticus Shaffer as Edgar E. Gore, the quinary antagonist.
- Tom Kenny as Fire Chief / Soldier / Townsfolk
- Frank Welker as Sparky the pet dog of Victor and the deuteragonist.
- Dee Bradley Baker as Persephone the love interest of Sparky/Mr. Whiskers, the main antagonist/Shelley the climax antagonist/Rat a minor antagonist
- Jeff Bennett as Sea Monkeys minor antagonists.
- Director: Tim Burton
- Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
- Co-Producer: Derek Frey
- Executive Producer: Don Hahn
- Screenplay by: John August
- Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton
- Original Music: Danny Elfman
- Cinematography: Peter Sorg
- Film Editing: Chris Lebenzon, Mark Solomon
- Production Design: Rick Heinrichs
- Art Direction: Tim Browning (supervising art director)
- This film reunites Tim Burton with Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, and Catherine O'Hara (who previously worked with Burton on Beetlejuice). However, the last time Ryder worked with Burton was 21 years ago on Edward Scissorhands.
- When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he was forced to direct it as a live-action short, which was released in 1984. 2012's animated "Frankenweenie" is the culmination of his original vision, 28 years later.
- “Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
- Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
- The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).
- Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films.
- It's clearly unknown if Jack Skellington will make a cameo in this film.
- When the monster pets are on the attack, there is a movie theatre that says "Coming soon: Bambi."
- The way Elsa Van Helsing dresses for the Dutch Day carnival is a reference to the Dutch children from the Disney pak attraction "It's a Small World."
|Trailer 1||Trailer 2|
|Sparky is Alive||Edgar Knows|
|Bigger Problem||Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers|
|Bringing Sparky Back|
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