A wonderfully creepy comedy about a young boy who loses his beloved pet in an accident and decides to bring him back to life. Victor (Robert Capron) is a young boy who loves two things - monster movies and his pet dog Sparky. When Sparky is tragically killed in an accident, Victor is heartbroken, but refuses to accept that his beloved pet is gone. Inspired by a science lesson at school, Victor attempts to bring Sparky back to life using techniques seen in his favourite films. To his surprise (and everyone else's), it works - but it is not long before his bolt-necked, home-sewn creation is wreaking havoc and striking fear into the local community. As the neighbours gather their torches and pitchforks, Victor must race to convince them that Sparky is not a monster, but the same loyal pet he always was. Using the same-stop motion animation that he championed in 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'Corpse Bride', director Tim Burton presents this off-beat, original and heart-warming tale of a boy and his dog.
Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Robert Capron
17th October 2012
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