The 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track adds to the overall experience of Frankenweenie by adding depth to the proceedings and creating a unique atmosphere of the weird town with its pale, elongated inhabitants whose mere movements seem painful and eerie. Surround effects and the track in general are modest and never overpowering, as Burton also opts for the ‘less is more’ approach here, until the chaos of the mob scene and the numerous monsters running amok, where the track adds drama to the proceedings.
“Captain Sparky Vs. The Flying Saucers” is a short dedicated to the home movie made by Victor and starring the always cheerful Sparky.
“Miniatures In Motion: Bringing Frankenweenie to Life” shows the process of shooting minute puppets in realistic miniature sets in great detail, and will be interesting for anyone who loves to know the secrets of this particular technique. The use of color in the black-and-white picture is an insightful discussion.
“Frankenweenie Touring Exhibit” discusses the exhibit of puppets, tiny props, artwork and sets that have showed all over the world. Very amusing.
“Original Live Action Frankenweenie Short Film” is the short made back in 1984, which was previously included on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD.
“Music Video: Plain White T’s” is a music video to the song “Pet Sematary”.
The pack could do with more interviews from the director and the voice actors but it mostly focuses on the more technical aspects particular to stop-motion animation.
Verdict: Out of all modern movies that feature parts of other movies pieced together like Sparky Frankenstein , this is the best one. Frankenweenie is a perfect showcase of both how much we as adults resist to grow up and how our children have evolved as an audience in the recent decades. A must-see.