Frankenweenie script
Frankenweenie (2012)
Synopsis: Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

On the reel of the projector we

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. TOWN - MORNING

Tight on the wheel of the paper boy’s bicycle we pull out

to reveal the suburban paradise of New Holland. It's a

sea of cookie-cutter houses on cul-de-sac'd streets named

after trees.

The town comes complete with its own ersatz Dutch

windmill, which lazily turns on the hillside above.

A BIKE-RIDING PAPERBOY delivers the morning news.

EXT. VICTOR'S HOUSE / STREET - MORNING

Sparky runs out the front door and grabs the newspaper

for Dad. Dad kisses Mom goodbye.

DAD:

See you later, sweetie.

MOM:

Have a good day!

Dad heads to his car.

Sparky picks up the newspaper in his mouth, then trots

back to the house, where Victor is waiting.

January 2012

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MOM:

Victor! Come on honey your going

to be late. Go put Sparky in the

backyard.

VICTOR:

Come on Sparky!

Victor takes Sparky around to the side of the house. He

throws a ball for Sparky which lands on the edge of his

neighbours meticulous garden lawn.

VICTOR:

Good morning, Mr. Burgemeister!

Next-door neighbor BURGEMEISTER is trimming his box

hedge. The Mayor of New Holland, Burgemeister is

slightly OCD and largely insufferable.

BURGEMEISTER:

Your dog has been sniffing around

my Dutch Dazzlers. The other day

I caught him peeing on my

flamingo.

VICTOR:

I'll keep an eye on him.

BURGEMEISTER:

You better.

VICTOR:

Yes sir.

Victor continues to walk to the backyard.

VICTOR:

Go on Sparky. That’s right. Good

boy.

Sparky trots after Victor. Victor puts him in the back

yard and waves good bye.

VICTOR:

See you later!

Burgemeister picks up his own newspaper and unfolds it to

read the front page.

INSERT NEWSPAPER: The headline reads “MAYOR

BURGERMEISTER TO KICK OFF DUTCH DAYS.” A photo shows

Mayor Burgemeister complete with sash and hat.

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John August

John August (born August 4, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director, and host of the Scriptnotes podcast along with Craig Mazin. more…

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