History WesternAnimation / Frankenweenie

6th Oct '16 4:02:06 PM Anddrix
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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]] theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]], [[SarcasmMode presumably because British children don't scare as easily as American children.]] 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 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]] [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]] theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]], [[SarcasmMode presumably because British children don't scare as easily as American children.]] ]]. 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.
6th Oct '16 3:51:53 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 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.]] [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates]] theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]], [[SarcasmMode presumably because British children don't scare as easily as American children.]] 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.
29th Aug '16 4:59:40 PM Tightwire
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** Bob resembles Pugsley out of TheAddamsFamily.
13th Jul '16 1:45:22 PM Fangusu
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* NoAntagonist: Throughout the movie, Victor and Sparky have to deal with mean adults, questionable children and mindless monsters, but there is no single antagonist causing the central conflict, which is gaining acceptance of the undead dog.

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* NoAntagonist: Throughout the movie, Victor and Sparky have to deal with mean adults, questionable children and mindless monsters, but there is no single antagonist causing the central conflict, which is gaining acceptance of learning to accept the undead dog.
4th Apr '16 3:42:25 AM Snicka
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* {{Notzilla}}: [[spoiler: Shelley the turtle is turned into a cross between Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Franchise/{{Gamera}}.]]
27th Mar '16 8:54:09 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: Victor's home movie is one. And the film itself is one, of course.
16th Jan '16 10:26:15 AM Fangusu
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* NoAntagonist: The antagonistic characters are mean, questionable, mindless, or overly ambitious, but there is no single antagonist causing the conflict.

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* NoAntagonist: The antagonistic characters are mean, questionable, mindless, or overly ambitious, Throughout the movie, Victor and Sparky have to deal with mean adults, questionable children and mindless monsters, but there is no single antagonist causing the conflict.central conflict, which is gaining acceptance of the undead dog.
15th Nov '15 11:12:15 AM Tightwire
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** Toshiaki is a sinister take on the monster-obsessed TagalongKid characters featured in the original Franchise/{{Gamera}} series and 60s-70s Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films.

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** Toshiaki is a sinister take on combo of the monster-obsessed TagalongKid characters featured in the original Franchise/{{Gamera}} series and 60s-70s Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films.films, and the Japanese genius MadScientist stereotype.
15th Nov '15 10:50:43 AM Tightwire
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*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically the Creator/BorisKarloff version, presumably).

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*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically (Presumably the Creator/BorisKarloff version, presumably).version).
15th Nov '15 10:28:31 AM Tightwire
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*** Shelley is [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or Franchise/{{Gamera}}]].

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*** Shelley is [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or combined with Franchise/{{Gamera}}]].



*** Mr. Whiskers is a combination of [[spoiler:Film/{{Dracula|1931}} and Film/{{TheFly|1958}}.]]

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*** Mr. Whiskers is becomes a combination of [[spoiler:Film/{{Dracula|1931}} and Film/{{TheFly|1958}}.]]
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