PG | | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
While Tim Burton based the town of New Holland on a similar town in which he grew up outside Burbank, California, Disney officially chose New Holland, Pennsylvania as the town where the film takes place. After the principal of New Holland Elementary School (also the name of the school in the film) contacted Burton and the film's producers about the fictional town's similarities to New Holland, PA, Disney representatives brought movie segments and promotional materials to the school. Disney representatives also brought a parade float to New Holland's fall festival. New Holland, PA is also known for its Pennsylvania Dutch background and holds a fall festival similar to the "Dutch Day" in the film.
Where's Mr. Rzykruski?
Gym Teacher: All I know is I'll be teaching the class for the rest of the semester.
Elsa Van Helsing: Do you know anything about science?
Gym Teacher: I know more than you do.
Bob: Mr. Rzykruski knew a lot.
Gym Teacher: Well, sometimes knowing too much is the problem.
Victor Frankenstien: What about the ...
Gym Teacher: ...
When Victor went back to the Pet Cemetery to retrieve Sparky to bring him back to life, you see some flowers on top of where Sparky was buried. In the next scene, when Victor starts digging, the flowers moved to the side with no indication of Victor bending over to move them.
When the Disney logo has almost completed, a flash of lightning turns the logo black-and-white, the sky turns cloudy and the music turns scary.
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