The 2012 movie:
- Acting for Two:
- Actor Allusion: Clips of Christopher Lee from Horror of Dracula appear in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein are watching on TV.
- All-Star Cast: ...Just look up.
- Creator Killer: Amazingly, the original short was almost the case of Tim Burton. His career at Disney as an animator was already doing poorly, and the studio was giving him various odd jobs until his contract ran out, including some unused designs for The Black Cauldron. They eventually gave him some money to make a live-action short, and were so appalled by what he turned in that he was fired on the spot for "wasting" it. He was fortunate enough to have another project to fall back on, kicking off his directing career and allowing him to continue working in show business until he and Disney eventually made peace.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Dee Bradley Baker as Persephone the female poodle.
- Dueling Movies: With ParaNorman.
- Production Posse: No Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham-Carter, but Burton has worked with Ryder, Landau, Short, and O'Hara before.