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Frankenweenie (1984)

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0 hours, 29 minutes

Country USA

Studio Walt Disney Productions

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Genre: Sci-Fi, Family, Short, Animals, Cult Classic, Fantasy, Monsters, Spoof

Tagline: A comic twist on a classic tail!

Plot: In FRANKENWEENIE, a dark but hilarious short, director Tim Burton creates an ode to James Whale's classic horror movie FRANKENSTEIN while commenting on what it's like to grow up in suburban America when there's something about you that's just not quite like everyone else. Victor (Barret Oliver), an average American kid, loves nothing more than his devoted dog. But when his dog is hit by a car and killed, Victor can only think of one solution to the problem: bring the canine back from the dead. Much to the dismay of Victor's parents (Shelly Duvall and Daniel Stern), and, eventually to the horror of their neighbors, the dead dog, alive again, is now a creepy monster covered in scars. Burton infuses the film with his own black humor and poignancy. Shot in black and white, FRANKENWEENIE evokes 1950s sitcoms like OZZIE AND HARRIET as much as it does 1930s monster movies.

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 Directed by
Tim Burton
Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman
 Written by
Tim Burton
The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow
Leonard Ripps
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Daniel Stern
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Very Bad Things
Sofia Coppola
The Godfather: Part III, The Outsiders, Peggy Sue Got Married
Shelley Duvall
The Shining, Annie Hall, Time Bandits
Barret Oliver
Cocoon, The NeverEnding Story, Cocoon: The Return
Joseph Maher
I.Q., My Stepmother Is an Alien, The Shadow
Paul Bartel
The Usual Suspects, Escape from L.A., European Vacation
 Music By
Michael Convertino
Bull Durham, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Santa Clause
David Newman
Serenity, Ice Age, Galaxy Quest

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