Frankenweenie is one of the best Tim Burton movies in quite some time. At first glance it may not seem like the idea would work. A black and white stop motion animation movie doesn’t leap out and strike many of us as an obvious choice for a successful box office venture. And all Tim Burton movies have Johnny Depp in them don’t they? But the idea for Frankenweenie somehow just works and Tim Burton has made a movie which not only looks amazing but which holds the audiences attention from beginning to end for this very touching story.
Take a look at this Frankenweenie movie trailer:
The story is about Victor Frankenstein a young boy who loves his pet dog Sparky. Tragedy strikes when Sparky is run over by a car and is killed. But Victor has an idea that he will bring his beloved dog back to life – all he needs is a little help with harnessing the power of science! Of course it proves difficult to keep his resurrected dog a secret from everyone and soon Victor’s classmates try and copy his rather unusual science project.
There are some interesting extra features on the Blu-ray DVD. In our house we always want to know the behind the scenes scoop so we particularly liked the Miniatures in Motion: Bringing Frankenweenie to Life feature. The all new animation short Captain Sparky v The Flying Sauces is certainly worth a look too.
Will non Tim Burton believers convert after seeing this movie? Probably not. He has a very distinctive style which just isn’t for everyone, but we loved the movie. Visually it is stunning and the story translates to all the family. Frankenweenie is certainly well worth a look.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.