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From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous. A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

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"Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time."
‑ Tom Charity,
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Don't be surprised if everyone you know under the age of 13 declares this their new favorite Halloween film."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"The real audience here is Burton fans (add an extra star to this review if you're a Burton fan)."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
""Frankenweenie" is not just cute, it's weird. And, I love it."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Burton's best film since 1994's Ed Wood or even 1990's Edward Scissorhands."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The best thing about an animated monster movie with this much heart is: It's alive. In the best possible way."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"A remake of not one Tim Burton movie, but all of them."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"A bittersweet and delightful bit of animated fare..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This is a Tim Burton film with something to say. And that's a rare and precious thing."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"This 3-D, black-and-white "family" comedy is the year's most inventive, endearing animated feature."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"... a padded short story that didn't require embellishment... looks very weak directly compared to the sheer brilliance of the similarly themed ParaNorman."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"Actively frustrating and a tedious experience to endure."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Compared to the shorter and more to the point original, the expanded Frankenweenie is padded and less focused, meandering from a simple path of what was a clever parody/homage."
‑ Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade
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