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Written by:
John August
Tim Burton
Leonard Ripps
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Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s):
October 5, 2012
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Frankenweenie is a feature length, stop-motion animated remake of Tim Burton's original short film of the same name. It was released on October 5, 2012.


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.

Official BoilerplateEdit

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



  • 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."




Frankenweenie - Trailer02:09

Frankenweenie - Trailer

The New Frankenweenie Trailer02:31

The New Frankenweenie Trailer

Trailer 1 Trailer 2


Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Sparky Is Alive01:04

Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Sparky Is Alive

Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Edgar Knows00:50

Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Edgar Knows

Sparky is Alive Edgar Knows
Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Bigger Problem00:47

Frankenweenie (2012) - Clip Bigger Problem

Frankenweenie Clip - Captain Sparky vs the Flying Saucers00:43

Frankenweenie Clip - Captain Sparky vs the Flying Saucers

Bigger Problem Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers
Frankenweenie Clip - Bringing Sparky Back01:49

Frankenweenie Clip - Bringing Sparky Back

Bringing Sparky Back


External linksEdit

  Burton films

Pee-wee's Big Adventure · Beetlejuice · Batman · Edward Scissorhands · Batman Returns · Ed Wood · Mars Attacks! · Sleepy Hollow · Planet of the Apes · Big Fish · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory · Corpse Bride · Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street · Alice in Wonderland · Dark Shadows · Frankenweenie · Big Eyes · Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children · Beetlejuice Returns


The Island of Doctor Agor · Doctor of Doom · Stalk of the Celery Monster · Luau · Vincent · Hansel and Gretel · Frankenweenie · Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp · The Jar · Conversations with Vincent · The World of Stainboy · Kung Fu · Mannequin · Bones · Here With Me

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