The 1984 short Frankenweenie
is one of my favorite Tim Burton films: It's devoted to the Universal Studios monster films without being slavish, it has a great cast (come back from whatever purgatory you've been enslaved in, Shelley Duvall), and it has enough heart and style to rival Ed Wood
and Edward Scissorhands
. And now, in the golden age of Hollywood remakes, Burton's revisited Frankenweenie
with a stop-motion feature that expands on the original. It's pretty, if a bit humorless—but nonetheless, put this one in the "good" column of Burton's polarizing output.
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Resurrecting Tim Burton's Frankenweenie