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Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie
  • 2012
  • US
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short
  • UK release: 17 October 2012

Young Victor Frankenstein is devastated by the death of his pet dog, but when a forward-thinking teacher spurs his imagination an ambitious science project comes into being as Burton expands and remakes one of the early pieces that kickstarted his career, back in 1984. Frankenweenie is a delight on the level of both plot and visual detail. It’s so smart, inventive and downright beautiful that you want to stand up and cheer.

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Frankenweenie

20 Sep 20125 stars

Tim Burton’s latest is a triumphant black and white animation

The commodified pseudo-weirdness of Tim Burton has become a bit of a bugbear, even for those who once fell hard for his particular brand of whimsy. Wearying in its repetition of the same Goth-lite tropes, over-reliant on Johnny Depp’s cutesy bug-eyed…

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