Can’t wait for Frankenweenie to hit theaters later this year? Well you’re in luck! Because here is the original 1984 short film by Tim Burton that’s getting the new stop-animation makeover. Starring Shelley Duvall as Susan Frankenstein, Daniel Stern as Ben Frankenstein, Barret Oliver as Victor Frankenstein, and Sparky as Sparky.
When young Victor’s pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor’s home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky’s still the good loyal friend he’s always been.