Vincent Frankenstein attempts to revive his dog Sparky. Photo by Walt Disney Pictures
"Frankenweenie" -- Tim Burton's black and white, stop-motion homage to classic monster movies and his old pooch Pepe' -- opens wide this weekend. When young Victor Frankenstein's beloved dog Sparky gets sent to an early grave, the bashful boy genius uses blinding science to revive his faithful bull terrier. We all know harnessing electricity to raise the dead rarely happens without monstrous repercussions, but here are five fun facts you might not know about the film.