Back in the 80’s Tim Burton tried making “Frankenweenie” into a live-action film, but he was fired by Disney and told that this movie would be incredibly frightening to a family audience. So as the years have gone by Burton has brought it back and has made it into a stop-motion animated film instead.
The animation looks incredibly similar to one of Burton’s older films ‘Corpse Bride’, but what really appeals to me about this film is how it’s all black and white. It gives the feeling that it is a parody of Frankenstein and with colour I believe it would throw it off, it also gives it a much darker feel to it.
Synopsis: 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.
Almost thirty years later, strange and macabre stories are more powerful than ever, thank goodness because I for one would have missed his dark and quirky-themed movies.