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Frankenweenie [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 7118188
  • Release Date: 01/08/2013
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (166 out of 171)

    Special Features


    • Frankenweenie Touring Exhibit - Explore The Artistry Of The Film's Puppets, Sets And Props In A Showcase That's Traveling The World
    • Plain White T's "Pet Sematery" Music Video

    Synopsis


    Frankenweenie
    Tim Burton's 1984 short film Frankenweenie is resurrected for the big screen with this stop-motion 3D remake, which once again centers on a boy (Charlie Tahan) who reanimates his dead terrier and the suburban fallout that occurs because of it. Big Fish screenwriter John August provided the script for the Walt Disney production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charlie Tahan
      Charlie Tahan - Victor Frankenstein
    • Winona Ryder
      Winona Ryder - Elsa Van Helsing
    • Martin Landau
      Martin Landau - Mr. Rzykruski
    • Catherine O'Hara
      Catherine O'Hara - Mrs. Frankenstein
    • Atticus Shaffer
      Atticus Shaffer - Edgar "E" Gore



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great film!

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      cashoreline1980
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      I did not get to see Frankenweenie in theaters, so the bluray was my first time seeing the film. A great, touchy, morbid, but fun story told through the continued evolution of Tim Burton's style of stop animation, which has never looked better. I love the decision to keep the film black and white, just like the original live action short. This decision really adds to the overall look and feel of the film. While not as great as say Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie is worth adding to your library. For those who love animation, particularly stop-animation, it's really cool to watch this after Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Corpse Bride to see how far the art form has evolved.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surpisingly Enjoyable

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      LeonJenkins
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      This movie was quite a surpise. Tim Burton films can often be too slow or dark for my taste but this one was much nicer. The dog is adorable and my daugther absolutely loved him. The story is great although it does get a little intense at the end which might be too much for some younger viewers. My only complaint is the voice acting of the Egor child. All the other voice actors seemed very natural and his voice just stood out as too forced and I personally found it distracting. It doesn't take away from the movie as a whole which is great as I mentioned, just something that I noticed.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The full length remake of Burton's classic

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      PodiumJoe
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      In 1984, a young Tim Burton shot a 30 minute short that played homage to the classic FRANKENSTEIN films of the 1930s. 28 years later, Burton revisited that film in the form of a stop motion effort. With a voice cast boasting such luminaries as Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Frank Welker, Conchata Ferrell, Tom Kenny and even Christopher Lee, this heart warming and sometimes heartbreaking film is a delight. As a bonus, the original short is included.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Film from a very unique mind

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      Kang
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      This is a great twisted adaptation of the classic Frankenstein story from the great and twisted Tim Burton. Presented in his classic dark style of stop animation, and filmed in black & white, I think to further mimic the classic period of Hollywood horror films, Frankenweenie doesn't disappoint. I think as a film it is appealing to all age groups, sometimes slightly dark, sometimes lighthearted and funny. I wish Tim Burton was more prolific, my family really enjoyed this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A beautiful stop-motion animation film

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      obi1jedi
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      Another great stop-motion animation film from Tim Burton. A love letter to old school monster movies, it is a film that will play to the nostalgia for your childhood and will pull on the heartstrings of anyone who has ever lost a pet. It is a classic Tim Burton film, meaning that it plays out an outrageous fable-like story in a rather unimpressive suburban environment with beautifully strange bug-eyed characters. I don't think I've seen a better animated film since Nightmare Before Christmas.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This movie is cute

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      Kelsey
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      This movie is cute. Although some people can't handle black and white stuff, I'm assuming because people are afraid of the dark or something. It's cute except for the fact the dog *Spoiler Alert* basically dies twice. Thanks a lot, kid. The dog already got hit by a car once and then you had to bring him back again to have him die again. But it turns out okay at the end. Yay!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Tim Burton feature worth watching!

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      CrossBow
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      Frankenweenie is a fun story and the stop motion animation is classic Tim Burton. My only gripe with the film is that the characters aren't nearly as unique as in most of Burton's films. And the fact that some of the models used in the film appear to be pulled and reused from Corpse Bride didn't sell me as this being a unique film. Still the blu-ray transfer is nicely done and the audio is really fun to listen to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining

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      BradleyR
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      I was surprised by this movie. My wife and children really wanted to see this so we picked it up. I thought is was going to be a blah Tim Burton movie and really was not looking forward to it, but I was surprisingly wrong. I think I enjoyed this as much as my family did. The story was good, the animation was good. If you're a fan of Tim Burton or animated Halloween movies, you probably will like this one too.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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