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When Victor loses his beloved pet Sparky, he does not deal with the loss the way other children would. Instead, he conducts an experiment to try and bring the dog back to life. When he succeeds, the situation quickly escalates out of Victor's control. This is Tim Burton's second attempt at making Frankenweenie - the first was a 1984 live-action short, considered so bad by the Disney studio bosses that Burton was sacked. More than twenty-five years later they decided to let him have another go, with this feature-length black-and-white animation, littered with references to many of Hollywood's classic horror films.
Tim Burton's update on the Frankenstein story is also a brilliant and strikingly-designed satire on suburban values.
7+ years 105 mins
Enchanting stop motion feature from the imagination of Tim Burton, set in a 19th century European village, following the spooky adventures of Victor.
7+ years 74 mins
Based on Mary Shelley's classic Gothic horror novel about a misunderstood monster hounded through Transylvania's foggy graveyards.
11+ years 68 mins
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Surrounded by actual sets, puppets and drawings from Frankenweenie, our reporter spoke to producer Allison Abate about how she brought the whole film together.
Viewing time 5 mins
A film list that celebrates the special bond between humans and their canine companions on the big screen.
No. of films20
A selection of films which explore the worlds of ghosts and ghouls in all their forms, from the scary to the sensitive.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films28
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