[Review • Cinema] FRANKENWEENIE
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Well if you’re a Tim Burton fan you will like this black and white so called kids film. However I’m not sure I would bring a kid to see it. like all Tim Burton films this is also very dark. Anyone who had or has a pet will relate to the story. It’s touching with a whole lot of dark weirdness mixed in. On a side not there are lots of little hidden hints to Tim and Disney’s past movies. Go see it let me know what you think.
Third collaboration between Winona Ryder and Tim Burton. As their last work together was Edward Scissorhands it marks a gap of 21 years. John August was approached to do a rewrite of the script in 2006. He however wasn’t signed on before January 2009. This film reunites Tim Burton with Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara who previously worked with Burton on Beetlejuice. This feature film remake of Tim Burton’s own short film Frankenweenie is being made and released 28 years after the original. First Tim Burton-directed film since Big Fish not to feature Johnny Depp, and the first since Sleepy Hollow not to feature Helena Bonham Carter. This movie is the first time in 36 years that Christopher Lee has played a character named Dracula. The most recent time he played the character, prior to this film, was in the French film Dracula and Son (Also known as Dracula père et fils). In the pet cemetery, there is a buried turtle named “Shelley”, sharing its name with Mary Shelley, the author of the novel “Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus”.
Cast & Production
- Voices: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Martin Short
- Director: Tim Burton
- Screenwriters: Tim Burton, John August
- Producers: Allison Abbate, Tim Burton
- Production Studios: Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Productions
- Distribution: Walt Disney Pictures Canada
- Genre: Animation
- Origin: États-Unis
- Date: 5 octobre 2012
- Running time: 87 minutes
- Rating: General.
- Support(s): Digital / 35 mm Film / IMAX Film