Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Shot in black n white, brought to life through stop-motion animation and homaging various horror classics of the past, Frankenweenie is an expertly crafted, wonderfully animated & heartwarmingly told comedy from Tim Burton that may not rank amongst his finest works but that doesn't mean it isn't an enjoyable ride.
A remake of Burton's own 1984 short film of the same name, Frankenweenie tells the story of a young boy named Victor and covers his relationship with his deceased pet dog whom he reanimates through the means of science. But when he is blackmailed into revealing the trick to one of his classmates, it leads to some monstrous consequences.
Directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie features all the ingredients that are associated…
For well over a decade now Tim Burton has seemingly been happy to coast along rehashing his kooky style and blandly re-imagining other people’s stories. However, I find it impossible to get excited by a director who simply appears to be going through the motions. Which is why his latest film, Frankenweenie, sounded potentially appealing. Based on a near-career ending short film and with autobiographical elements (Victor acting as an on-screen surrogate for Burton) this new stop-frame animated feature is his most personal and heartfelt work in years.
Essentially a simple story about a boy and his dog reimagined as a classic Universal monsters movie, Frankenweenie, lovingly homages the films that have influenced Burton throughout his long career. When Victor’s…
Definitive proof that Burton should never, ever work with Depp again, let alone other real people.
I know this is an easy criticism, but I really feel Burton has surrounded him with people that fit nicely in his comfort zone and as a result his last couple of films have been drab and not that good. It seems as if he just didn't challenge himself anymore, relying on routine.
I wonder if Burton felt the same as he now reanimates (.......I know, sorry about that) his first short film and turns it into a fun and very creative film.
The black and white cinematography, the production design and the insanely gorgeous stop motion…
Your dog is aliiive!
-Edgar "E" Gore
Two stop-motion animated films that pay homage to horror films in the same year. We have entered a new golden age of cinema. While ParaNorman was clearly influenced by the horror films of the 70s and 80s, Frankenweenie is a full fledged love letter to the Universal Monsters era of horror. You won't even have to pay that much attention to recognize the nods to Universal's big names and even a huge nod to a sub-genre of horror of the same time period. It even manages to sneak in a cameo appearance from a legend of the genre. Having an unbiased opinion of the film is going to be hard.
The film however…
Everyone has it all wrong. Halloween should not be about horror movies. The bloody murder murder spirit is not that of Halloween. Instead, I like to spend a lot of my holiday with films that capture the whimsical magic with a slight dose of spooky that to me is the Halloween of our youth. Frankenweenie is the perfect representation of the combination of imagination, innocence and fear, that the day of spooks and creeps should bring out of all of us.
"Frankenweenie" starts out as a leisurely paced film about a boy, Victor, who loves science and monster movies. Tragedy strikes when the boy loses his best friend, a dog named Sparky. Victor then calls upon the cinematic and literary legacy provided him by his last name to shock Sparky to existence.
That synopsis offers no surprises to anyone familiar with Tim Burton's original short film of the same name. Now, Burton expands his short to a feature-length film and the results are more than pleasing.
"Frankenweenie" is beautifully rendered. The melancholy, black and white, stop-motion animation is equally handome, grotesque, and humorous. The animated environs evoke horror films of the past and Burton's own oeuvre. The vocal performances are solid,…
Got lost in the shuffle for the best horror themed animated film of 2012. Not as successful financially as Hotel Transylvania, or as good as ParaNorman. It is a remake of the 1984 short by Tim Burton and feels like it.
My review -- this horror/old school animation/drama film title is now on Blu-Ray and yes this film project does have a solid profit margin of roughly $43 million. The basic storyline is this, the film begins in the backdrop of what seems to be the 1950s [USA] and we meet this family as they are watching an homemade movie, but tragically after this accident our lead role sets to work on this scientific experiment which has surprising results.
The animation used is amazing as it comes from stop motion animation [meaning in a nutshell the artistic temperament is made out of Play-Doh or something of that substance and these characters need to be moved very slowly section by section but…
my friend was really mad when i told her i liked paranorman more than this
The origin story to The Nightmare Before Christmas
I can't prove it, you just gotta trust me on this
An okay film saved by a decent Danny Elfman score and some interesting visuals.
I keep expecting to like this movie more than I do. I don't get it. I like Tim Burton (yes even latter day Tim Burton) I like that he brings in so much of his old ensemble. I love stop motion. I love Universal Monster Movies and Kaiju. And I love black and white. But I resolutely do not love this movie. Hard to put my finger on why as well.
I can't think of another movie that is so much less than the sum of its parts.
Para além de um filme de animação, com carga dramática e cómica em doses certas, Frankenweenie é, como não podia deixar de ser, ou não fosse um filme de Tim Burton, exemplo de aventura e fantasia pura. Contudo, mais importante que isso é o facto de esta ser quase uma ode ao cinema clássico. E não apenas por ser a preto e branco.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
* The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was first given for films made in 2001.
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