Picture from Frankenweenie
Overall C+

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images and action


The most recent home video release of this movie is January 7, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Frankenweenie

Release Date: 8 January 2013

Frankenweenie i releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

-  Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers

- Miniatures In Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ To Life

- “Frankenweenie” Touring Exhibit

- “Frankenweenie” Original Live Action Short—Burton’s original live-action short film.

- Music Video—“Pet Sematary” performed by Plain White T’s

Related home video titles:

Tim Burtons other dark animations include, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride and James and the Giant Peach. An older incarnation of this same story (produced by Tim Burton in 1984) is included in the bonus extras of the DVD releases of The Nightmare Before Christmas.