I love having Movie Nights with my family and Friday night we had the perfect movie to enjoy – Frankweenie!
Frankenweenie was just released on January 8th, so you can now get your copy of the movie on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD at a store near you!
I was especially excited to check out this movie. Not only am I a huge fan of Tim Burton, but the movie was also nominated as Best Animated Feature for the 2013 Oscars! My son had been seeing previews of this for awhile now, so he was ready to see it too!
Victor Frankenstein, a lonely little boy with no friends, has a heartwarming bond with his beloved dog, Sparky. When Sparky is tragically struck by a car and laid to rest, Victor becomes inspired by Mr. Rzykruski to bring him back from the dead. At first, it doesn’t seem his experiment has worked, but soon little Sparky is as good as new–with the occasional body part needing to be reattached.
When Victor’s classmates catch on to his experiment, several of them go on to create ghastly, monstrous creations of their own and soon the small town of New Holland has been taken over by their monstrous creations.
Frankenweenie Bonus Features:
Captain Sparky vs. the Flying Saucers: One of Victor’s short films featuring Sparky and Victor.
Miniatures in Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ to Life: Producer Allison Abbate, Producer and Director Tim Burton discuss the years long process of making this film. Burton expanded a story idea into this feature length film from a live action short he made in 1984. Footage also shows how the puppets are cared for when damaged during filming, how the puppets are built from the ground up, original storyboard art, and more.
‘Frankenweenie’ Touring Exhibits: Footage from ComiCon 2012 regarding a touring exhibit of the artwork, puppets, and sets from Frankenweenie. Also contains commentary from Don Hahn and Allison Abbate.
‘Frankenweenie’ Original Live Action Short: Barret Oliver (remember him from The Neverending Story and The Secret Garden?), Daniel Stern, Shelley Duvall star in a live action short film which was the basis for the stop motion Frankenweenie.
‘Pet Sematary’ Music Video: The style of this music video featuring the group Plain White T’s is black and white as a tribute to Frankenweenie. It contains scenes from the film, and is feature in where else?–a cemetery.
What we thought:
I thought my son might be a little put off that the entire movie is in black and white, but he was enthralled right from the start! I also thought there were parts he might be scared of, but he also wasn’t scared at all. After the movie was over, he declared it as “super cool”! My husband and I also enjoyed some of the adult humor as well as the references to other favorite horror movies.
Check out these clips below of Frankenweenie!
Frankeweenie is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD! Make sure to check it out!
Disclosure: I received the above product for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are my own.