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Still shot from the movie: Frankenweenie.


Tim Burton presents his macabre style of animation again in this Frankenstein takeoff. When Victor's (voice of Charlie Tahan) pet dog dies the enterprising, budding scientist stitches the pup back to life. Unfortunately his uncertain methods create very different results than he had hoped for. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 87
Theater Release: 05 Oct 2012
Video Release: 07 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This film is full of stereotypical characters including a smart Asian student, a dumb fat kid, a brilliant European scientist, a romance-reading suburban housewife and a loud-mouthed female gym teacher. What is the purpose of these depictions? How do they impact the need for character development? Do they contribute to or distract from the story?

Since restoring life isn’t an option for children, how can parents help their child deal with the loss of a pet? What other losses might a child have to deal with?

How are adults (such as parents, teachers and community members) portrayed in this story?

To learn more about Mary Shelly’s classic novel, on which this movie is based, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

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