5 My film choice of 2012!!mattymark | 21/01/2013 | See all mattymark's reviews (531)What's this? Tim Burton makes a movie without Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter?? Can't remember the last time that happened!! And it's ironic that this film is being made by Disney, the very studio that fired Tim Burton for making the original short film that this is based on back in the 80's too! A beautiful love letter and homage to black and white horror classics, Frankenweenie is the story of Victor, a young boy whose dog gets killed and he can't get over it so after being inspired one day in science class he decides he is going to bring his beloved dog Sparky back from the dead! While sadly i feel a lot of the jokes and references to classic horror films will go over a lot of kids heads, there is plenty for the film buff to enjoy. The lead character is called Victor Frankenstein and watch out for characters called Van Helsing and Edgar E Gore (Get it? E Gore?)and plenty of other sight gags. The black and white stop motion animation is fantastic to look at and this is at heart a touching, very funny story of a boy and his beloved dog! Tim Burton's best film in years. A must see!