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Frankenweenie
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Director
Tim Burton
Writer
Lenny Ripps
Producer
Julie Hickson
Rick Heinrichs
Starring
Barret Oliver, Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Sparky, Joseph Maher, Roz Braverman
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Country
United States
Music by
David Newman
Michael Convertino
Cinematography
Thomas E. Ackerman
Editing by
Ernest Milano
Studio (s)
Tim Burton Productions
Rating
PG
Distributed By
Walt Disney Pictures
Released on
December 14, 1984
Runtime
30 minutes
Language
English
Budget
$1 million
Gross

Frankenweenie is a 1984 Tim Burton-directed short film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. It is both a parody and homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein and was based on Mary Shelley's horror novel of the same name. It was filmed in 1983.

28 years later, Burton decided to work on a stop-motion 2012 remake of that film.

Plot

Victor Frankenstein is a young boy who creates home movies starring his dog, Sparky. After Sparky is hit by a car and killed, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles and is inspired to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the dog. While Victor is pleased, his neighbors are terrified by the animal, and when the Frankensteins decide to introduce the revitalized Sparky to them they become angry and terrified.

Sparky runs away, with Victor in pursuit. They find themselves at a local miniature golf course and hide in its flagship windmill. The Frankensteins' neighbors, now an angry mob, arrive on the scene, and when they attempt to use a cigarette lighter to try to see in the windmill, it is accidentally set on fire. Victor falls and is knocked out, but Sparky rescues him from the flames, only to be crushed by the windmill. The mob of neighbors, realizing their error, use their cars and jumper cables to "recharge" Sparky. He is revived, and all celebrate. Sparky falls in love with a poodle named Persephone and the film ends with Sparky's electricity making the words, "The End".

Cast

Gallery

Main article: Frankenweenie (1984 Film)/Gallery

Trivia

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