Sparky Frankenstein is Victor Frankenstein's pet dog and the title protagonist in both Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie as well as his animated feature film of the same name. In both stories, Sparky dies, much to the dismay of his young owner, who proceeds to bring the pup back to life in his makeshift laboratory.



Sparky is a devoted and playful bull terrier whose sense of curiosity is matched only by his beloved owner, Victor. Sparky enjoys chasing after balls and being the star of Victor’s homemade movies. He exudes tons of energy and enthusiasm, which even his untimely death doesn’t diminish.

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  • Sparky has a similar personality like Zero and Scraps.
  • Sparky looks very similar to Vincent Malloy's dog Abracrombie.
  • Sparky is the first dead dog to appear in the Tim Burton's films.
  • Sparky resembles The Dog from the tv show Family Dog.
  • Sparky's voice artist is the same voice artist who does Scooby Doo.

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