Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie was supposed to open in cinemas in India but was sent straight to DVD for inexplicable reasons.

The lovingly narrated movie has so much going for it: a heart-warming story, imaginative stop-motion animation, non-cute children, eccentric adults, and at least one incredibly huggable dog.

Did we mention the foreign-accented science teacher who first puts into young Victor’s head the idea that a dead dog can be brought back to life?

A children’s movie about loss and resurrection Frankenweenie has enough heart and mind to also appeal to grown-ups.