Tim Burton Stars:
Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short Box office:
$35.1 million What Lisa Schwarzbaum said:
''[This] homage to Frankenstein
in particular and horror movies in general is exquisite, macabre mayhem and a kind of reanimation all its own. [It's a] lovingly detailed work of stop-motion construction in black and white and story-enhancing 3-D.'' What Burton said:
''With my background in animation, I wanted to make the characters look more like my original drawings. There's just more of a weird kind of energy in those drawings, and there are certain acting things that you can't do with a real dog, you know? We wanted real dog emotions, and it's a little easier to try to get that in animation.''