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Movie Review: Treasure Planet (2002)

As its name implies, Treasure Planet is a futuristic re-telling of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, following young upstart Jim Hawkins as he unexpectedly receives a map to the fabled title planet, where space pirates long ago stashed all of their loot. His astronomer friend Doctor Doppler commissions a ship for them to travel there, but most of the crew turn out to be vengeful pirates who plan to mutiny and take the treasure they believe is owed to them from past treacheries. Now Jim, Dr Doppler, and the formidable Captain Amelia must fight for their lives on an unfamiliar, booby-trapped planet.

Movie Review: Frankenweenie (2012)

Young Victor Frankenstein is a clever inventor and filmmaker whose only friend is his dog, Sparky. When Sparky is killed by a car, Victor devotes himself to bringing him back to life through SCIENCE. As students at school discover his secret, a chain of events is launched that eventually leads to re-animated mutant pets terrorizing their small town. Tim Burton’s return to stop-motion animation (and original material) is an adaptation of his live-action short film from 1984.