When Edgar is confronted by Toshiaki, Nassor and Bob on the baseball field at school, he accidentally reveals Victor's actions, inspiring them to try reanimation themselves. Meet the characters from Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. | " Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Only Tim Burton could envision this Frankenstein-inspired tale, and it's a honey, a dark and dazzling spellbinder that scares up laughs and surprising emotion. While Victor and his parents search for Sparky, the classmates invade the lab, discovering Victor's reanimation formula. " Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film an A-, saying "The resulting homage to Frankenstein in particular and horror movies in general is exquisite, macabre mayhem and a kind of reanimation all its own. contains bonus content that includes a custom icon and an app that will load a menu to view more the bonus content, provide input, or buy more music from Disney Music Group. During the exhibition it was possible to see sets and characters that were used for the stop motion feature film. He exudes tons of energy and enthusiasm, which even his untimely death doesn’t diminish. Like the original, the feature version was shot in black and white.  Frankenweenie: Unleashed!  The crew created three giant sound stages, including Victor's cluttered family attic, a cemetery exterior, and a high school interior. Mr. Rzykruski voiced by Martin Landau and 1 other . The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands); Martin Short (Mars Attacks! Ryder will voice Elsa, while Landau has been cast as the voice of Mr. Rzykruski. Susan Frankenstein voiced by Catherine O'Hara and 1 other . Despite their admiration of him, he communicates little with them due to his relationship with his dog. Sparky enjoys chasing after balls and being the star of Victor’s homemade movies. As IGN notes, the main character Sparky had to be "'dog-size' compared to the other human characters, but also large enough to house all the elements of the mechanical skeleton secreted within his various foam and silicon-based incarnation".  The film premiered on September 20, 2012, on the opening night of Fantastic Fest, an annual film festival in Austin, Texas.  The film opened the London Film Festival on October 10, 2012, in the United Kingdom. Victor hits a home run at his first game; Sparky, seeing Victor's hit, runs away from the bleachers to pursue the ball, to which he is struck and killed by a car, leaving Victor saddened. Victor has produced a new '50s style monster movie, starring Sparky as the monster that flattens Victor's handmade, cardboard town, populated with his toys and action figures. " Joe Williams of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Some audiences might feel that Frankenweenie is creaky, but those on the same wavelength as Burton will gratefully declare it's alive. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Frankenweenie with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com He is recognized by Edgar, who blackmails Victor into teaching him how to raise the dead. The science is murky at best, but the underlying themes are profound, and the story is equal parts funny and poignant. Chłopcu udaje się go jednak ożywić. In depth information about Frankenweenie, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Productions. He has black hair, wears a white shirt and black pants. , The film was initially set for release in November 2011, before Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures moved it to March 9, 2012.  The film is accompanied by a two-minute short animated film, titled Captain Sparky vs the Flying Saucers.  Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, while regarding the film as "not one of Burton's best, but it has zealous energy" and "the charm of a boy and his dog retains its appeal. Burton first retold the classic story of Frankenstein back in 1984, with the short film Frankenweenie. On the other hand, the mechanics are small and delicate, and in some instances they had to have Swiss watchmakers create the tiny nuts and bolts. , In the lead up to the film's release in October 2012, there was a traveling art exhibition detailing the work that has gone into creating the film. Frankenweenie, the first black-and-white feature-length film and the first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D, was released in the United States on October 5, 2012 and met with positive reviews and moderate box office returns. The two machines SMASH. , The film received generally positive reviews from critics. Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop motion-animated supernatural horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Compared to other stop-motion animation sets, Frankenweenie's set is much larger. " Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave the film three out of five stars, saying "There are so many horror auteurs Burton wants to thank that the film is absolutely bursting at the seams with knowing nods. " David Hiltbrand of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the film two out of four stars, saying "Frankenweenie is the apotheosis of goth director Tim Burton's oeuvre: artistic yet sterile, incredibly meticulous and totally misbegotten. Filming & Production " Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film three and a half stars out of five, saying "Frankenweenie is enlivened with beguiling visuals and captivating action sequences. Oh! DAD: Bravo! A stop-motion animated remake of his first Disney film from 1984. 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Budget $ 39.000.000 Opbrengst $ 81.491.068 Release 04.10.2012 Release NL 18.10.2012 , Justin Chang of Variety reacted positively to the film, saying that it "evinces a level of discipline and artistic coherence missing from the director's recent live-action efforts". Cast Charlie Tahan Victor Frankenstein Winona Ryder Elsa Van Helsing Martin Landau Mr. Rzykruski Catherine O'Hara Mrs. Frankenstein, Gym Teacher, Weird Girl Atticus Shaffer Edgar "E" Gore Martin Short Edward Frankenstein, Mr. Burgemeister, Nassor, Mr. Frankenstein Robert Capron Bob Conchata Ferrell Bob's Mom James Liao Toshiaki Tom Kenny Frankenweenie concerns Victor (voice of Charlie Tahan), a boy who is good-natured but shy, and prefers to make homemade monster movies with his Super-8 camera than play outside with other kids. However, his ugly appearance leads him to be shunned by the local town and the boy must convince them that he is the same dog they once knew and loved. But Victor has one true and loyal friend -- his dog Sparky. " Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a positive review, saying "Fans of Tim Burton 1.0, rejoice: Frankenweenie hearkens back to the director's salad days and, in turn, to the old-school horror classics that inspired him in the first place. film melts, then the tail WHIPS AROUND, getting snared in. , In early 2011, it was announced that Danny Elfman would score Frankenweenie, with work already started on pre-production music. Official Sites Persephone runs to Sparky and they kiss. , From September 14, 2012, to November 5, 2012, Disney California Adventure offered exclusive scenes from the film during Muppet*Vision 3D's nighttime operating hours. DAD: You tell em’ Sparky. The man should make more small movies like this one. To recap, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton, is a remake of his own 1984 short film of the same name. Based on 221 reviews, the film holds an approval rating of 87% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.54/10. MOM: Oh! Victor Frankenstein: Miguel Rivera Sparky Frankenstein: Spike Edward Frankenstein: Hugh Neutron Susan Frankenstein: Judy Neutron Elsa Van Helsing: Princess Isabel Vampire Cat: … " Christy Lemire of the Associated Press gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Revisiting the past - his own, and that of the masters who came before him - seems to have brought this filmmaker's boyish enthusiasm back to life, as well. " Kerry Lengel of The Arizona Republic gave the film three out of five stars, saying "It's all perfectly entertaining, but never really reaches the heights of hilarity, perhaps because everything about the plot is underdeveloped. Suddenly, one of the projectors JAMS on a splice.  In January 2011, Box Office Mojo announced the film's new release date for October 5, 2012 with John Carter replacing the film for the once planned March 9, 2012 release. The puppets also have human hair, with 40–45 joints for the human characters and about 300 parts for Sparky. The tongue-in-cheek film contains numerous references and parodies related to the book, past film versions of the book, other literary classics, and other films which Burton has directed. Frankenweenie is a 1984 short film directed by Tim Burton and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. Victor Frankenstein voiced by Charlie Tahan and 2 others . Sparks Fly More from Frankenweenie. It is no secret that Tim Burton has a core group of individuals with whom he prefers to work. After his beloved dog is run over and killed, a young boy succeeds in bringing him back to life, with a few minor adjustments. He later starred in Tim Burton's 1984 short film Frankenweenie… The monsters break loose into the town fair, where they wreak havoc. Frankenweenie 3D Regie Tim Burton Cast Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Tom Kenny, Charlie Tahan, Conchata Ferrell, Robert Capron, James Hiroyuki Liao, Atticus Shaffer. Victor and Sparky enter the burning windmill and rescue Elsa and Persephone, but Victor is trapped inside. The website's critical consensus reads, "Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story. ); Catherine O'Hara (Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas); and Martin Landau (Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow), along with some new voice actors, such as Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer. Sparky rescues Victor, only to be dragged back inside by Mr. Whiskers, who is fatally impaled by a flaming piece of wood during their confrontation before the windmill collapses on Sparky, killing him again. RELATED: See the cast of ‘Friends’ then and now If you want to feel old, teen actor Noah Hathaway was 13 when he starred as Atreyu in The NeverEnding Story , and is now 49 years old. " Stephen Whitty of the Newark Star-Ledger gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The stop-motion animation - a favorite tool of Burton's - is given loving attention, and the character design is full of terrific touches, such as the hulking flat-topped schoolmate who looks a bit like a certain man-made monster.  It is a feature-length remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is also both a parody of and homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name. Frighteningly good, you might say. Although Tim Burton signed with Walt Disney Pictures to direct two films in Disney Digital 3-D, including Alice in Wonderland and his remake of Frankenweenie, development for its full-length stop motion version dates as far back as November 2005, when scripts had been written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott. Frankenweenie Cast .  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Frankenweenie (2012) - Podczas zabawy pies Victora zostaje potrącony przez samochód i ginie. , Prior to the film's release, an "inspired by" soundtrack album, Frankenweenie: Unleashed!, as well as Elfman's Frankenweenie: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, was released by Walt Disney Records on September 25, 2012. 5 Favourites. " Richard Corliss of Time gave the film a positive review, saying "This 3-D, black-and-white "family" comedy is the year's most inventive, endearing animated feature.  In its third weekend, the film dropped to number nine grossing $4,329,358. Sparky defeats the monster and the troops and townsfolk. This is the final horror film released by Disney until Ready Or Not on August 21, 2019 from Fox Searchlight Pictures, which was bought by Disney in 2019. When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment. The screen flickers. Frankenweenie Blu-ray Trailer 1 0:31. " James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Even as the narrative becomes progressively more ghoulish and a Godzilla wannabe shows up, Frankenweenie never loses its heart. Mr. Rzykruski is blamed for the accident and fired. But he just doesn't know when to stop, and his overgrown creation gets the better of him. 1:20. | EXCLUSIVE: Tim Burton is going to familiar people to voice cast Frankenweenie, Burton's stop motion animated Disney feature based on his 1984 short … Inspired by his new science teacher Mr. Rzykruski's demonstration of the effect of electricity on dead frogs, Victor digs up Sparky's body, brings him to his makeshift laboratory in the attic, and successfully reanimates him with lightning.  John August was approached for a rewrite in 2006, but was not hired until January 2009. " Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the film a score of 74 based on 38 reviews. In both stories, Sparky dies, much to the dismay of his young owner, who proceeds to bring the pup back to life in his makeshift laboratory. Frankenweenie (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The film won the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film and was nominated for an Academy Award; a Golden Globe; a BAFTA; and an Annie Award for Best Animated Film in each respective category.. the second projector's reel. To reward him for his bravery and saving Victor, the townsfolk gather and revive Sparky with their car batteries. After finding Sparky at the town's pet cemetery, Victor sees the monsters heading to the fair and goes with his classmates to help deal with them; the Sea-Monkeys explode after eating salt-covered popcorn, and Colossus is stepped on by Shelley, while the rat and Shelley are returned to their original, deceased forms after both are electrocuted. Around 200 separate puppets were used, with roughly 18 different versions of Victor.  In its fourth weekend, the film dropped to number 12 grossing $2,456,350. TOGETHER in a shower of sparks. , Filming began at 3 Mills Studios in July 2010. The movie is rated PG in both U.S and U.K by MPAA and BBFC, respectively. January 2012. Enjoy more Frankenweenie videos. " Linda Barnard of the Toronto Star gave the film three out of four stars, saying "High-concept and stylish, Frankenweenie is a playlist of films and characters from Burton's movie-loving childhood. Many of the animation artists and crew from Corpse Bride were involved. ", Frankenweenie grossed $35,291,068 in North America and $46,200,000 in other countries for a worldwide total of $81,491,068. 189 Views.  Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a mediocre review by explaining that while the various creative elements of the film "pay homage to a beloved old filmmaking style", the film mostly feels "like second-generation photocopies of things Burton has done before". Frankenweenie is a 2012 American stop-motion-animated dark fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. " Rafer Guzman of Newsday gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "It's a quintessential Burton film, but also more Disney than a lot of Disney films. Together, the two reanimate a dead goldfish which turns invisible due to an error with the experiment. From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. The movie was rated PG for brief scary images and thematic material, sequences of peril and creature action/violence. " Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Designed to appeal to both discriminating adults and older kids, the gorgeous, black-and-white stop-motion film is a fresh, clever and affectionate love letter to classic horror movies. Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop motion-animated supernatural horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. " Amy Biancolli of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The overall effect is great cinema, good fun, a visual feast for pie-eyed Burton fans - and a terrifically warped reminder of just how freaky a PG film can be. Edgar brags about the fish to his classmates, but when he tries to show it to a skeptical Nassor, it is gone, leading him to speculate that they can only last for a short time. " Chris Packham of The Village Voice gave the film a positive review, saying "Frankenweenie, scripted by John August, and based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps from Burton's original story, is tight and brief, hitting all the marks you'd expect from an animated kid's film, and enlivened by Burton's visual style. 0 Comments. … And then, today's feature film: MONSTERS FROM BEYOND! In 1984, Tim Burton launched his career with a live-action short named "Frankenweenie," and now he returns to that material for the new "Frankenweenie," a stop-motion, black-and-white animated comedy inspired by "The Bride of Frankenstein" and countless other classic horror films in which science runs amok. It was released on October 5, 2012. rejoice. Frankenweenie's cast is chock-full of Burton ... Edward Frankenstein seems like a reasonable dad. Feature Films Episode Guide. 1 Summary 2 Plot 3 Cast 3.1 Humans 3.2 Animals 4 Gallery 5 Videos 5.1 Interviews 6 Trivia Frankenweenie is a heartwarming hilarious tale about a boy and his dog. With Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau.  In its second weekend, the film dropped to number seven grossing an additional $7,054,334. " Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The story brims with self-parody, social satire, horror, nostalgia, wit and emotional insight, with Burton keeping all the plates spinning. The Gym Teacher replaces him; before Mr. Rzykruski leaves town, he advises Victor to use science wisely. 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", Ty Burr of The Boston Globe gave the film four out of four stars, saying "Frankenweenie is a mere 87 minutes long, which turns out to be just the right length; there's not enough time for Burton to go off the rails as he does in so many of his films. Martin Short talks about Frankenweenie, working with Tim Burton, voicing multiple characters, and more. The main three cast members were just children when they starred in the film and are all grown up now. In fear of losing the upcoming science fair, Toshiaki and Bob make a rocket out of soda bottles, which causes Bob to break his arm. The sound stages were then divided into 30 separate areas to deal with the handcrafted, frame-by-frame style of filmmaking. Elsa lives next door to Victor and also has a beloved pet, her poodle Persephone. Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is an 11-year old elementary school-aged boy living in quaint, suburban \"New Holland.\" His simple family consists of himself, his father Ben Frankenstein (Martin Short), his mother Susan Frankenstein (Catherine O'Hara), and the loyal family dog Sparky. Having that personal connection to the film will again, completely bias me! Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, production manager: art department and puppet fabrication (as Melissa Rogers), first assistant director (as Kev Harwood), third assistant director: dailies (uncredited), researcher visual development: Los Angeles, art department supervisor: sets and models, visual development art director: Los Angeles, art department modeller (as William Sumpter), supervising dialogue editor (as Bjørn Ole Schroeder), sound mix technician (as Anthony Villaflor), original dialogue recording engineer (uncredited), puppet workshop junior (as Magdalena Bieszczak), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Jessica Cope), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders / puppet modeller, puppet design and development: Mackinnon and Saunders, puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Paulo Goldstein), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Jonny Grimshaw), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Bethany Jupe), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Michele Pouncy), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Sue Robson), puppet crew: Mackinnon and Saunders (as Nick Smalley-Ramsdale), stereo supervisor: Prime Focus World (as Ritesh 'Ricky' Aggrawal), compositor: Nvizible (as Taz Agiakatsikas), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Sheldon Braithwaite), head of production: Prime Focus World, London, stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as David Josè Augusto), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Ricardo Ferriera), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Gourav Gupta), stereo production: Prime Focus World (as Monika Hada), executive producer stereoscopic conversion, prime focus, stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Velichiko 'Vili' Ivanov), visual effects producer: Nvizible (as Gil James), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Gregory Kalaintzis), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Alex Kubinyi), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Sanket Kulkarni), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Lydia Lopez Arteaga), stereo production: Prime Focus World (as Kevin Malaikal), head of production: Prime Focus World, India, stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Atyeb Muneer Ahmed), lead effects technical director (as María Eugenia Ocantos), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Shraddha Patel), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Vishal Patel), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Varion Pereria), paint artist: Prime Focus World (as Menelaos Peristerides), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Tharanga Rajakaruna), stereo artist: Prime Focus World (as Naresh Rawat), stereo production: Prime Focus World (as Nicholas Thompson), stereoscopic conversion artist (uncredited), show technical director: stereo conversion (uncredited), digital paint artist: Prime Focus (uncredited), senior digital matte painter (uncredited), view-d artist: stereoscopic conversion (uncredited), visual effects executive producer: Nvizible (uncredited), visual effects production executive (uncredited), visual effects coordinator: Nvizible (uncredited), visual effects elements supervisor: stereoscopy, Prime Focus, India (uncredited), stereoscopic conversion: Prime Focus (uncredited), production supervisor (IMAX version) (uncredited), lead stereoscopic compositor: Prime Focus (uncredited), motion control assistant (as Thomas Piercy), junior camera assistant (as Thomas Wootton), junior assistant animator (as Pete Hardy), animation production scheduling coordinator, casting production assistant (uncredited), post-production coordinator / story coordinator, digital intermediate systems administrator (uncredited), editorial assistant: ViewD stereo conversion (uncredited), digital intermediate assistant (uncredited), digital intermediate accountant (uncredited), additional music and programming (as Thomas J. Lindgren), additional arrangements (as Helene Muddiman), co-music production supervisor (uncredited), executive assistant: Don Hahn, Los Angeles, project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited). " A. O. Scott of The New York Times gave the film three out of five stars, saying "While Frankenweenie is fun, it is not nearly strange or original enough to join the undead, monstrous ranks of the classics it adores. " Tom Long of The Detroit News gave the film a B+, saying "Frankenweenie may just be a wacky horror cartoon, but it's an awfully good wacky horror cartoon. During the chaos, Persephone, Elsa's pet poodle, is grabbed by Mr. Whiskers and carried to the town windmill with Elsa and Victor giving pursuit. , At Disneyland, Sparky's tombstone was added to the pet cemetery outside of Haunted Mansion Holiday, a seasonal attraction that features characters from Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. 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