History WesternAnimation / Frankenweenie

31st Oct '17 7:49:14 PM PaulA
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The film received a feature length remake as a [[AuthorAppeal black and white stop-motion animation]] film in 2012 with Tim returning as director and his long time composing partner Creator/DannyElfman. The cast includes [[Film/HomeAlone Catherine O'Hara]], Creator/WinonaRyder, [[Film/EdWood Martin Landau]], [[Film/MarsAttacks Martin Short]], [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Robert Capron]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}} Atticus Shaffer]], [[Film/IAmLegend Charlie Tahan]] and [[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Conchata Ferrell]]. This version expands the story with some of Victor's fellow students discovering Sparky's miracle revival and deciding to create their own monster animals out of pets both living and dead. This only serves to bring more chaos to the town.

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The film received a feature length remake as a [[AuthorAppeal black and white stop-motion animation]] film in 2012 with Tim returning as director and his long time composing partner Creator/DannyElfman. The cast includes [[Film/HomeAlone Catherine O'Hara]], Creator/WinonaRyder, [[Film/EdWood Martin Landau]], [[Film/MarsAttacks Martin Short]], [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid [[Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Robert Capron]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}} Atticus Shaffer]], [[Film/IAmLegend Charlie Tahan]] and [[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Conchata Ferrell]]. This version expands the story with some of Victor's fellow students discovering Sparky's miracle revival and deciding to create their own monster animals out of pets both living and dead. This only serves to bring more chaos to the town.
28th Oct '17 3:52:53 PM 8BrickMario
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* ScienceIsBad: Resoundingly defied. The townsfolk believe this, and are shown to be unambiguously wrong by the only actual qualified scientist in town.

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* ScienceIsBad: Resoundingly defied.defied, in stark contrast to the original story's message. The townsfolk believe this, and are shown to be unambiguously wrong by the only actual qualified scientist in town.
28th Oct '17 3:52:19 PM 8BrickMario
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*** The Bride of Frankenstein in this version is actually [[Film/YoungFrankenstein a living female who gets LockedIntoStrangeness by an encounter with the Monster, before getting together with him in the end.]]
20th Oct '17 11:16:39 AM MarioandSmurfs
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* BigNo: Twice, both from Victor. For added dramatic effect, he's even in ''the exact same pose'' both times: Both times, he has the exact same expression on his face, and both times, his parents are gripping him by the arms so he won't impulsively run forward into danger.

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* BigNo: Twice, both from Victor. For added dramatic effect, he's even in ''the exact same pose'' both times: Both times, he has the exact same expression on his face, both times, the same exact recording of the shout is used, and both times, his parents are gripping him by the arms so he won't impulsively run forward into danger.
12th Oct '17 5:16:04 PM Tightwire
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Victor Frankenstein is a young boy who creates movies starring his dog, [[ThemeNaming Sparky]]. After Sparky is hit by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles, and gets the idea to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything 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 afraid. The movie was first made as a short film in 1984 by Creator/TimBurton for Creator/{{Disney}}, which resulted in his termination from the studio under the idea the movie was too scary for children. The film was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork shelved]] and didn't see the light in [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]] theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]]. Despite the trouble, the film caught the attention of Creator/PaulReubens, who would champion Burton for directing on his film ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'', which would be Burton's feature length film debut.

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Victor Frankenstein is a young boy who with an interest in science. He doesn't really have many friends, but he really does love his dog Sparky, and even creates movies starring his dog, [[ThemeNaming Sparky]]. him. After Sparky is hit killed by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles, and gets the idea to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything 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 afraid. The movie was first made as a short film in 1984 by Creator/TimBurton for Creator/{{Disney}}, which resulted in his termination from the studio under the idea the movie was too scary for children. The film was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork shelved]] and didn't see the light in [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]] theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]]. Despite the trouble, the film caught the attention of Creator/PaulReubens, who would champion Burton for directing on his film ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'', which would be Burton's feature length film debut.
5th Oct '17 3:40:23 AM Kooshmeister
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** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft repeated homages to the 1931 ''{{Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.

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** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft repeated homages to the 1931 ''{{Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.''Film/{{Frankenstein}}''.
5th Oct '17 3:35:01 AM Kooshmeister
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** Elsa van Helsing is a double one, referring to both Creator/ElsaLancaster and Film/VanHelsing himself.

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** Elsa van Helsing is a double one, referring to both Creator/ElsaLancaster Creator/ElsaLanchester and Film/VanHelsing himself.
23rd Jul '17 1:10:56 AM Piterpicher
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** The general premise of the movie (a person's loved one is killed, and out of grief he digs up the corpse and resurrects it, creating a myriad of unintended consequences) seems very much like an homage to ''PetSematary,'' down to the loved one being run over while chasing a toy of some kind. The use of the ''Music/TheRamones''' ''Pet Sematary'' seems to compound this only further.

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** The general premise of the movie (a person's loved one is killed, and out of grief he digs up the corpse and resurrects it, creating a myriad of unintended consequences) seems very much like an homage to ''PetSematary,'' ''Literature/PetSematary,'' down to the loved one being run over while chasing a toy of some kind. The use of the ''Music/TheRamones''' ''Pet Sematary'' seems to compound this only further.
10th Jun '17 8:10:37 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Kaela-Kimura---WONDER-Volt/ebd6a6f4e9b67b071e0e571883b2d623 "Wonder Volt"]] by Creator/KaelaKimura is the theme song for the [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] version.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Kaela-Kimura---WONDER-Volt/ebd6a6f4e9b67b071e0e571883b2d623 [[https://vk.com/video34105333_166257317 "Wonder Volt"]] by Creator/KaelaKimura is the theme song for the [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] version.
17th Apr '17 11:41:39 AM Shadowgazer
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Edgar, Nassor and Toshiaki's desire to win the science fair leads to all hell breaking loose.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Edgar, Bob, Nassor and Toshiaki's desire to win the science fair leads to all hell breaking loose.
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