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''Frankenweenie'' is an unusual film from the mind of Creator/TimBurton. The movie is a remake of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenweenie_(1984_film) a short movie with the same name]] that he made in 1984.

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 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 U.S. theaters but managed a [[ShortRunInPeru theatrical run in the U.K.]] Despite the trouble, the film caught the attention of Paul Reubens, who would champion Burton for directing on his film ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'', which would be Burton's feature length film debut.

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]], WinonaRyder, [[Film/EdWood Martin Landau]], [[MarsAttacks Martin Short]], [[DiaryOfAWimpyKid Robert Capron]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} Atticus Shaffer]], [[Film/IAmLegend Charlie Tahan]] and [[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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!!This film contains examples of:
* ThreeDMovie: Victor's home movie is one. And the film itself is one, of course.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Undead Dog]]
* AdaptationExpansion: The 2012 remake expands the cast and story of the original.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Victor.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Lightning can apparently do a multitude of magical things.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: For a movie that [[{{Anvilicious}} reveres science so much]], it sure has some strange ideas about what science can do.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever[=/=]{{Kaiju}}: [[spoiler:Toshiaki's tortoise, Shelley. [[{{Gamera}} He's really neat, though not exactly "friend to all children"]].]]
* AttackOfTheTownFestival
* AffectionateParody[=/=]{{Homage}}: Of not only ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'', but 1950's sci-fi horror films. The second trailer is even called "Homage".
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Kaela-Kimura---WONDER-Volt/ebd6a6f4e9b67b071e0e571883b2d623 "Wonder Volt"]] by Kaela Kimura is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Edgar, Nassor and Toshiaki's desire to win the science fair leads to all hell breaking loose.
* AnimationBump: Actually ''inverted'' with the 2012 remake. Burton noted that, during the production of ''CorpseBride'', many people thought the puppets moved with such fluidity that they mistook the animation with that of actual CG. He thought it undermined the beauty of the artform, and thus decided to make the animation cruder for this film.
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Inverted; according to the book ''Burton on Burton'' Disney wanted a G rating on the 1984 short film but the movie was given a PG rating. Though Burton asked the MPAA what he could do to get a G rating, the MPAA said there was nothing he could do to have the rating changed.
* BigBad: Averted. The antagonistic characters are either ambitious, a {{Jerkass}} or a mindless monster, but never outright evil.
* 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.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: The reveal that Colossus is ironically named.
** Although to be fair, he ''did'' appear to be quite hefty ''for a hamster''.
* BilingualBonus: Toshiaki at one point mumbles something in Japanese.
* BlackComedy
* [[spoiler: BodyHorror: Mr Whiskers' transformation into a cat-bat.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mr Rzykruski.
* CameBackWrong: Not Sparky himself, but [[spoiler:the other animals Victor's classmates try to revive.]]
* CatsAreMean [[spoiler:when fused with a possibly-rabid, possibly-vampire bat via mad science!]]
* CoolTeacher / FiredTeacher: Mr Rzykruski, who inspires young Victor.
* CreepyChild: This being a Creator/TimBurton production, pretty much every kid in the thing is a tad disturbing in their own way, but Weird Girl takes the gold.
* [[spoiler:CurbStompBattle: Literally with Shelley against Colossus.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
* DirtyCoward: The mayor, who hides behind his niece when the monsters attack then flees for his own life. He shortly gets his LaserGuidedKarma.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Shelley is electrified and brought back to her/his tiny and dead state. It was by this time that you probably forgot about Mr Whiskers.]]
* DisneyDeath: The first example of a death doesn't ''quite'' count because the audience knew going into the theater that this movie was about a boy bringing his dead dog back to life. [[spoiler: The ''second'' example of a death counts, because Sparky dies a second time after Mr Whiskers drags him back into a burning windmill, said burning windmill then killing both Mr Whiskers and Sparky. However, this time Victor's parents give Victor explicit permission to bring Sparky back to life... which at first doesn't appear to work. Victor is all set to remember Sparky in his heart and move on, when Sparky finally wakes up and starts playing around with Persephone.]]
* DogStereotype: Played straight with Persephone, at least in terms of "poodles are always female". Averted with Sparky; bull terriers are usually portrayed as large and vicious, but Sparky is friendly, affectionate and good with kids, which more accurate to how the breed is in real life.
* DramaticIrony: Disney hiring Burton to remake the very film they fired him for.
** Also Edgar to a lesser extent. [[spoiler: After all he did reveal the secret of Victor's experiment to Toshiaki, Nassor and Bob for fear of (possibly) getting beaten up by them.]]
* EvilLaugh: Toshiaki does one when he [[HammerSpace pulls out]] his video camera after Bob and Victor go to the "Dutch Festival" after seeing mutated Shelley.
** One of the mutated sea monkeys does one to Mayor Burgemeister when they pop out of the portable toilet he's hiding in.
* {{Expy}}:
** Most of the central classmates in Victor's class, as well as him, are homages to famous actors in horror movies or Creator/TimBurton films. Victor Frankenstein is a younger (and less meek) version of [[CorpseBride Victor Van Dort]]. He also resembles the title character of Tim Burton's short film ''Vincent'' (unsurprising since Victor Van Dort was basically a grown-up version of the character).
** Elsa van Helsing looks a lot like [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]]. It helps that both are played by WinonaRyder.
** Nassor is one of Creator/BorisKarloff.
** Edgar resembles Dwight Frye, perhaps with a bit of PeterLorre thrown in, in addition to being an expy of every example of TheIgor ever.
** Weird Girl seems inspired by Staring Girl from Tim Burton's book of poems "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories".
** Toshiaki seems to resemble every Japanese character running away from Godzilla.
** Mr Bergermeister is obviously the descendant of Finis Everglot.
** Mr Rzykruski is one of VincentPrice.
** All of the animals featured turn into deliberate expies of famous movie monsters:
*** Sparky is [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]].
*** The fish is Film/TheInvisibleMan.
*** Persephone is the Film/BrideOfFrankenstein.
*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically the Creator/BorisKarloff version, we presume).
*** Shelley is [[spoiler: Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or {{Gamera}}]].
*** The sea monkeys are Film/{{Gremlins}} with a hint of the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon.
*** Mr Whiskers is a combination of [[spoiler: {{Dracula}} and TheFly.]]
*** The rat appears to be some variant on Film/TheWolfMan1941
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** [[spoiler: Mr Whiskers, after being transformed into a [[AxCrazy homicidal feline/bat hybrid monster]] by Weird Girl's attempt to replicate Victor's experiment, gets impaled by a flaming beam within the New Holland windmill while fighting Sparky. They don't show the impact, but you do see the aftermath.]]
** Not to mention Sparky himself, offscreen. Judging by all those seams and patches holding his body together, it's not hard to imagine what he looked like at the scene of the car accident.
** The sea-monkeys die by eating popcorn and '''exploding into liquidy guts'''. And this movie got a PG rating.
* FiveBadBand: The kids for a brief period of time when [[spoiler: they go into Victor's house to find out how his experiment works.]]
** BigBad: Toshiaki
** TheDragon: Nassor
** TheEvilGenius: Edgar (Kind of)
** TheBrute: Bob
** TheDarkChick: Weird Girl
** Or alternatively.
** BigBad / EvilGenius: Toshiaki
** TheDragon: Nassor
** TheBrute: Bob
** TheDarkChick: Edgar
** TheSixthRanger: Weird Girl
* ForeShadowing: [[spoiler: "Goodbye Kitty" was there for more than just a VisualPun.]]
** Not to mention there's a headstone reading "Shelley".
** When the undead Sparky gets out while Victor's at school. He casts a shadow on the piece of cloth Bob's mother hangs out on the clothesline to dry. [[spoiler:The shadow Sparky casts looks similar to the were-rat Edgar creates.]]
** How Sparky growls at the invisible-fish, [[spoiler:foreshadowing how the animals that Edgar, Bob and Toshiaki's resurrected dead animals turn out quite disastrous. Though I'm not certain about Mr Whiskers since he was fully alive during the time he got electrocuted messing with the dead bat]].
* GoodParents: Victor's parents, Susan and Edward Frankenstein.
* [[spoiler: HeroicDog: Sparky at the film's climax; he's the one who leads the town to where Mr Whiskers has taken Elsa, he's the one who beats Mr Whiskers, and he ultimately helps Victor and Elsa get away... at the cost of his own life, since Mr Whiskers drags him back into the burning windmill to die along with him.]]
* {{Goth}}: Due to the black and white colour of the movie it's hard to tell. But Elsa's clothes in her first few scenes and her monotone voice suggests this.
* HammerSpace: Where Toshiaki pulled out his video camera.
* TheIgor: Subverted. The trailers made it look like Edgar "E" Gore was going to be one of these, but while undeniably inspired by the concept, Edgar doesn't actually get to fill the role of being a MadScientist's assistant and Victor doesn't want him to.
** However, Edgar share some of the personality traits of Creator/BelaLugosi's Ygor character in the sense that he is less servile than the typical Igor, and that he openly encourages the resident Frankenstein to experiment with reanimation.
* InscrutableOriental: Toshiaki.
* IdiotBall: What exactly was going through [[spoiler:Nassor's]] head by having [[spoiler:his resurrected yet normal hamster going against Toshiaki's mutated tortoise]]?
** Drunk on power, perhaps?
* [[IJustWantToBeNormal I Just Want My Son To Be Normal]]: Victor's father wants his son to get out more, and play baseball, because he doesn't want people to think he is weird. Which is ironic as, by looking at the other kids, it seems Victor is one of the most normal kids at that school.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Edgar, according to the junior novel. Along with the fact he wants to be with the cool kids and sit with them at lunchtime.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Mr Whiskers.]]
* JapaneseRanguage: Toshiaki has a mild form of this. Leads to [[YellowPeril some]] UnfortunateImplications...
* JumpScare: There is one when [[spoiler: the reanimated rat shows itself on camera.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Averted twice by Sparky, [[spoiler: but played straight with Mr Whiskers and the other lightning-animated critters.]]
* LargeHam: Mr Rzykruski's speech about the purity of teaching to children comes off as malevolent because of his [[MilkingTheGiantCow hammy overtures.]]
** Nassor is in ham mode full time.
* LiesToChildren: Mr Rzykruski's lecture on lightning is full of this trope, describing electrons as if they're people eager to emigrate to a new region.
** Although if you ignore his choice of a metaphor, he does manage to get the "mechanics" of how lightning works correctly, including the fact that it's not ''just'' a bolt striking down on the ground.
** However, he gets the charge of electrons wrong.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Played straight. It even does different things to each animal brought back from the dead (based on "uncontrolled variables"). However, Shelley's growth was most likely helped by a can of Miracle-Gro fertilizer that Toshiaki happened to have around.
** Possibly justified in that, for [[RiddleForTheAges unknown reasons]], the town has a thunderstorm ''every single night'', indicating there may be something unusual about these particular bolts.
* LogoJoke: The Disney logo plays as normal with slightly altered music, but near the end, a ScareChord is played and the music [[LastNoteNightmare becomes creepier]]. The logo follows suit as [[DeliberatelyMonochrome color is drained from it]], an OminousFog appears around the castle and a [[ItWasADarkAndStormyNight storm]] replaces the previously starry sky as the word "Disney" appears.
* [[spoiler: LyingFingerCross: Edgar crosses his fingers when he promises to Victor that Edgar won't tell anyone about Victor's method of bringing animals back to life. He ''does'' at first keep Sparky's existence ''specifically'' a secret, but he tells the other kids about his "invisible fish" in order to win favor and eventually lets the part about Sparky slip without meaning to, which is what leads to the other kids trying to resurrect dead pets back to life as well.]]
* MadScientist: Subverted. There's an eccentric scientist, but he is the ''OnlySaneMan''.
** Also [[spoiler: Toshiaki]]
** Not to mention Victor himself, of course. He's just an unusually moral one, knowing what he's doing is taboo.
* MeaningfulName: Nassor's name means "victor" in Egyptian.
** Persephone, the poodle who falls in love with Sparky, shares her name with the wife of Hades in Greek mythology.
** Mr Burgermeister's surname is also his occupation.
** Shelley refers, of course, to Mary Shelley - the author of the original "Frankenstein" (as well as being a [[PunnyName pun]] on the fact that it's a tortoise).
** Sparky is reanimated by electricity.
** Elsa Van Helsing is a double one, referring to both ElsaLancaster and Film/VanHelsing himself.
* MissingTrailerScene: The homage trailer shows Weird Girl holding the paper with Mr Whiskers'... "message" to Victor in the shape of a skull and crossbones. In the movie, it's just a turd in the shape of a V.
* MonsterMash: Well, almost. There's a vampire cat, a hamster mummy, an invisible fish, a werewolfish rat, a Kaiju turtle, Gillman-like sea monkeys, and, of course, a Frankenweenie.
* MummyWrap: Nassor ends up mummified by streamers and trapped inside a cabinet.
* NationalStereotypes: Toshiaki, who is [[InscrutableOriental stoic]], [[AsianAndNerdy willing to go to extremes to win the science fair]], [[YellowPeril cunning]] and [[UnfortunateImplications underhanded]], creates a Kaiju from his pet turtle and is obsessed with [[JapaneseTourist catching everything on film]], even if it endangers his own life to do so.
* ObviouslyEvil: Mr Rzykruski looks to be this with a creepy tall body, long face, and jagged teeth. However this is averted as he is actually very nice and the [[OnlySaneMan only sane adult]]. That is, when he isn't [[NoSocialSkills brutally insulting people to their face]].
** Nassor, being a LargeHam who looks and sounds like Creator/BorisKarloff, is pretty obviously set up as a villain the first time we see him.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are two characters named Bob; the fat kid and Mayor Burgermeister.
* OracularUrchin: Weird Girl, via Mr Whiskers and his litterbox.
* PerpetualSmiler: Edgar, the creepy hunchbacked kid who discovers the resurrected Sparky.
* PersonalityPowers: All of the monsters the kids raise from the dead resemble them in some way:
** The short Japanese student Toshiaki makes a {{Gamera}}-esque turtle.
** TheIgor-like Edgar creates a hunchbacked rat.
** The creepy pale Weird Girl turns her cat into a [[TheFly monstrous hybrid]].
** The tall Boris Karloff-inspired Nassor creates a hamster mummy.
* PlutoIsExpendable: One of the complaints the parents lodge against Mr Rzykruski is that he doesn't consider Pluto to be a planet any more.
* [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Kills Your Career]]: Mr Rzykruski, in all of his hamminess, is very passionate about science and teaching it to others. This, unfortunately, translates to him trying to defend his position as science teacher by saying that he "rip[s] open the children's heads to get to their brains".
* PropheticName: Heh heh. ''Sparky''.
* PunnyName: Edgar "E" Gore.
* RealityEnsues: What else would you expect when you [[spoiler: [[CurbStompBattle send a hamster to fight Godzilla]]]]?
* RetroUniverse: WordOfGod says that while the setting appears to be TheFifties, it's not quite that, yet not quite present day either.
* TheRival: Toshiaki.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Played straight with the dead rat Edger reanimates, causing it to grow to the size of a child. Averted with [[spoiler: Colossus, whose name remains non-indicative even after reanimation as a hamster mummy.]]
* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler: How the other kids find out Victor's come up with a way to bring animals back to life. The other kids accuse Edgar of lying about his "invisible fish", and in his rush to defend himself Edgar insists that Victor ''can'' bring animals back to life; that's how Victor brought ''Sparky'' back...oops!]]
* ScienceIsBad: Resoundingly defied. The townsfolk believe this, and are shown to be unambiguously wrong by the only actual qualified scientist in town.
** Also played with. While Mr. Rzykruski says science is neither good or bad, he also says that it can be used both ways.
* ShoutOut:
** For starters, Victor Frankenstein, which is the name of the scientist who created [[FrankensteinsMonster the infamous monster]].
** Sparky pre-transformation looks very similar to another [[FamilyDog Burton canine]].
** Elsa is named after Elsa Lanchester, who played the title role in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' (that she is basically [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]] just adds to the fun). Her poodle Persephone gets her very own ''Bride of Frankenstein'' beehive hairdo, compliments of a static charge from Sparky.
** Mayor Burgermeister is named after Burgermeister Meisterburger of SantaClausIsCominToTown fame.
** Nassor and his mummy hamster are a reference to Boris Karloff's role in the 1932 version of ''Film/TheMummy1932''. Nassor's flat hair is also a reference to FrankensteinsMonster, a role that Karloff famously played.
*** [[spoiler: Nassor getting wrapped up in streamers and then falling into a matryoshka-shaped cabinet riffs on Karloff's being mummified alive in the 1932 film.]]
** Similarly, Edgar is modeled on Fritz and Ygor, two characters [[TheIgor fulfilling the same purpose]] from the Karloff Frankenstein movies. Though he looks more like the one from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
** The mutated Sea-Monkeys tiny FishPeople, probably a reference to ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', given the movies penchant for Universal monster movies.
** The goldfish is pretty much a straight-up shout-out to ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'', right up to it starting to go mad [[spoiler:before disappearing altogether.]]
** Elsa's last name is [[Literature/{{Dracula}} "van Helsing"]].
** Toshiaki's giant turtle monster looks like a cross between ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Of course, it's also named Shelley.
*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms'']]
** And the Mr. Whiskers[=/=]bat hybrid monster is notably vampire-like, though its means of creation mirrors ''Film/TheFly''.
** Edgar's reanimated rat becomes bipedal, sprouts loads of fangs, and attacks in the manner of a movie werewolf.
** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft (''oft'') repeated homages to the 1931 ''[[{{Film/Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein]]''.
** Mr. Rzykruski's look is based on horror veteran Creator/VincentPrice.
** Mr. Whiskers's transformation sequence is right out of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''
** [[Film/JurassicPark Man hiding in a portable toilet to escape giant reptilian creature]]. This time thankfully the man doesn't get eaten.
** Victor's parents hide into a phone booth which is stormed by the sea monkeys. The scene is reminiscent of the bird attacks in ''Film/TheBirds''.
** ''WesternAnimation/BambiMeetsGodzilla'': the Colossus versus Shelley scene. Later, the movie theater sign shows ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films as now playing.
*** Nassor's and Toshiaki's pets battling may also be a reference to {{Mon}}s battling. Nassor even yells, "Go, Colossus!" before setting him down.
** Sparky [[spoiler: gets run over by a car the first time he dies in the film when he tries to get a baseball and return it to Victor.]] The same thing happens to Momo in ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo''; the only differences were that [[spoiler: Sparky was actually at the baseball game instead of being near the game like Momo was, he decided to get the ball by himself instead of being asked to get the ball, and he wasn't distracted by something else before getting run over.]]
* {{Slurpasaur}}: Victor dressed Sparky up to play a kaiju in his homemade film.
* StrawNihilist: Nassor, who has a bleak, "doomsday" view on life.
* StylisticSuck: By Burton's own admission. The film's stop-motion animation could've easily been animated more smoothly like is rival movie, ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'', but Burton declined to do so as he ''wanted'' the film's stop-motion to be a little stiff with the movement in keeping with the horror vibe of the film.
* {{Suburbia}}
* TheEndOrIsIt: The ''trailer'' ends with this phrase! So does Victor's home movie.
* ThePowerOfLove: This is why Victor's attempt to bring Sparky back to life worked, and the lack of it is why [[spoiler: the other kids eventually bringing animals back to life doesn't work and just turns them into monsters. But Nassor, who also expressed a desire to be reunited with his pet, also succeeded. Sort of.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr Rzykruski attempts to give one of these to the townspeople after they blame him for the "science experiment" that resulted in one student breaking his arm. He labels their behavior insane, explains that he was trying to expand the students' minds, and that their charges against him are unfounded. [[spoiler: The speech doesn't work; he's fired and his position is replaced by the gym teacher, who knows nothing of science. It also didn't help at the fact he stated all of this by [[NoSocialSkills calling them idiots and saying he wanted to crack the kids' heads open in his description]].]]
* ToiletHumor:
-->'''Weird Girl:''' Mr Whiskers left a message.\\
'''Victor:''' ...Did you get that from the litter box?
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Well, just torches -- it ''is'' suburbia, after all. Still, even torches out of nowhere is pretty out there.
* {{Uberwald}}: At least, the closest one can make American suburbia into this trope. Many of the characters have Germanic or Slavic last names (Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Burgermeister, Rzykruski), and the town of New Holland celebrates a Dutch Day.
** Mr Rzykruski's home country may well be {{Uberwald}}, considering his accent and his comment that back home, "everyone is [[MadScientist scientist]]."
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Two examples. First, Mr Whiskers is responsible for the resurrected Sparky leaving the house the first time and causing trouble, providing quasi-justification to the mayor's feelings of animosity towards Sparky. Second, Edgar finds out Victor's secret, and then tries to use it to win favor for himself by means of an "invisible fish". This causes a chain reaction that eventually leads to Edgar letting slip the fact that Victor's methods can resurrect animals, which is what leads to the other kids turning their dead pets into monsters by accident and almost getting the town destroyed.]]
* WeCanRebuildHim: Victor decides to go this route in bringing Sparky back from death. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Toshiaki decides to do the same thing with other animals in order to one-up Victor, which goes horrifically wrong.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The invisible fish does not come up again after its apparent disappearance.
** Also, how did Weird Girl [[spoiler: cope with the death of Mr Whiskers?! Did she get a new cat? Is she still friendly with Victor?]]
** None of the other kids are seen or mentioned after the chaos in the town square. [[spoiler: Nassor's stuck in a cabinet, but the others may just be hiding given that their parents will probably ground them for life...]]
** In fact, the movie ''has'' no epilogue! This seems to be par for the course for Burton.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Nassor.
** It's pretty obviously a British accent, being based on Boris Karloff's voice and all.
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