Frankenweenie DVD

Frankenweenie DVD

Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Martin Short

Director: Tim Burton

Rating: 4/5

I have been a fan of Tim Burton for many years and he really seems to excel as a filmmaker when he tackles stop motion animation.

Frankenweenie saw him return to this genre as he adapted his short of the same name of nearly thirty years ago into a feature film.

Frankenweenie is an homage to Frankenstein and it really is a terribly moving film - only someone with a heart of stone with fail to be moved by this film.

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.

It is great to see Burton back working with stop motion animation as this is where he excels and, you feel, where his heart truly lies.

The black and white film really is beautiful and it gives and even greater eeriness to the movie and the events that unfold.

This is one of the most endearing and touching animation movies of the year - only someone with a heart of stone will not be moved by this young's boys love for his dog.

But you can tell that this is a movie that has been crafted with real love and affection as Burton revisits a tale that he told for the first time nearly thirty years ago.

The likes of Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder and Charlie Tahan really deliver great vocal performances that really help bring an array of characters to life.

Tahan is especially great as Victor as the emotion just pours out of him at the beginning of the movie making certain scenes very moving.

There is something here for the whole family as children with enjoy the experiments while the nod back to the 1930's horror gene is something for the adults.

We are so use to seeing CGI driven animation films and Frankenweenie really is a breath of fresh air.

Frankenweenie is out now on DVD & Blu-Ray now

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