Frankenweenie is a 1984 Tim Burton-directed short film produced with Buena Vista Distribution and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. It is both a parody and homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's novel of the same name. 28 years later, Burton decided to work on a stop-motion 2012 remake of that film.
The film is preceded by the 6-minute short animation piece Vincent. Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short horror film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton, and produced by Rick Heinrichs. The film is narrated by actor Vincent Price, a lifelong idol and inspiration for Burton.