This is a full-length remake of a 1984 short.
I finally got to see Frankenweenie yesterday. Besides my family, there were four other people in the theatre. And I have seen the original, although it's been a couple of years. All of the classmates's stories (science fair projects and sad song rehearsals) are new to this. The bits involving the boy and his dog, including the ending in the headlights, are very similar to the original.
I felt like the other projects stretched the suspension of disbelief a lot, starting with the fish. Even for a story about bringing a dead dog back to life. Still, I did like the classmate characters. And the science teacher.
It was something to do in Antioch, California