FRANKENWEENIE | British Board of Film Classification
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FRANKENWEENIE <span>[3D]</span> artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 83m 21s

Ratings Info Contains mild threat, scary scenes and one use of mild language

Genre(s) Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Director(s) Tim Burton

Cast includes Shelley Duvall (voice), Daniel Stern (voice), Barret Oliver (voice), Joseph Maher (voice), Roz Braverman (voice), Paul Bartel (voice), Sofia Coppola (voice), Jason Hervey (voice), Paul C. Scott (voice), Helen Boll (voice), Sparky, Rusty James (voice), Wynona Ryder (voice), Martin Short (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 05/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FRANKENWEENIE is an animated film in which a young boy with a passion for horror movies brings his pet dog back to life.


The film employs images and conventions from classic horror films, such as stormy nights and spooky graveyards. Characters face danger and threat but also display courage and resourcefulness. The more intense moments are brief and are followed by reassuring elements. The comic tone of much of the action further lightens the darker moments.


There is a single use of mild bad language ('bastard'). There is also some milder bad language, including uses of 'Jeez' and 'damn'.

The film also features some mild rude humour, including visual and verbal jokes about bodily functions.


Title Information
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
83m 21s
BBFC reference
Note to parents
This version of the film is displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find this a more intense experience

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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