Back in the early '80s, Tim Burton launched his career by shooting a live-action short for Disney called "Frankenweenie." They thought it was too weird and fired him. Now, 30 years later, Burton helms a stop-motion-animated, feature-length version of his old short. In it, a morose young kid named Victor brings his dead dog back to life. Much like the original Frankenstein's monster, this reanimated pet causes much concern and confusion among the townsfolk. Old Burton pals Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara provide some of the voices. The film is pure, unadulterated Burton--which will please some and frustrate others. 87 minutes PG.
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