Frankenweenie Movie

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Who's Involved:

Don Hahn, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, John August, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Tim Burton, Catherine O'Hara, Robert Capron, Christopher Lee, Conchata Ferrell, Allison Abbate

Release Date:

Friday, October 5, 2012 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr, 27 m

Plot: What's the story about?

From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a 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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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    ... Elsa van Helsing (voice)

    Homefront, The Informers

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    ... Mr. Rzykruski (voice)

    Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game, The Company Men

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    ... Mr. Walsh / Toshiaki / Mr. Bergermeister / Bob / Mr. Curtis (voice)

    The Willoughbys, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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    ... Bob (voice)

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

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    ... Bob's Mom (voice)

    Krampus, Axe Murders of Villisca

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    ... Movie Dracula (voice)

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Resident

Crew: Who's making Frankenweenie

A look at the Frankenweenie behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Burton last directed Dumbo and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The film's writer John August last wrote Aladdin and Dark Shadows.


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John August


Allison Abbate
Tim Burton

Production: What we know about Frankenweenie

Key Facts

  1. Based on Tim Burton's 1984 short film. A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 13, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

On or about August 9, 2010, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about January 22, 2009, the film was in Development status.

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Post-Production status.

Frankenweenie Release Date: When was it released?

Frankenweenie was released in 2012 on Friday, October 5, 2012 (Nationwide release). There were 17 other movies released on the same date, including Taken 2, Butter and Wuthering Heights.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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