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Winona Ryder: 'Frankenweenie' Character Debut!

Winona Ryder: 'Frankenweenie' Character Debut!

Check out Winona Ryder in animated form as Elsa Van Helsing in Disney’s upcoming Frankenweenie! has the 40-year-old actress’s exclusive character debut for the Tim Burton-directed flick, which hits theaters October 5.

Elsa is a soulful and somber classmate of Victor. She lives next door to him with her tyrant uncle, Mayor Burgemeister, who forces her to be this year’s “Little Dutch Girl” at the town’s celebration of Dutch Day. Elsa also has a beloved pet, her poodle Persephone (also pictured inside), and truly empathizes with Victor when he loses Sparky.

Persephone is a perfectly groomed black poodle with an enormously large poof of hair on her head. She is curious and flirtatious with Sparky and fiercely loyal to Elsa, her owner. When Persephone and Sparky first meet in the backyard, the attraction is instantaneous and electrifying.

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  • Fassdong

    Will Johnny Depp be in this movie also? ;)

  • notyourfriend

    Can’t wait!!! one of the best actresses…

  • KC

    I just love Burton’s films! Can’t wait to go and see this.

  • somali girl

    Why did they ever break up? I hope Johnny is in this.

  • JasMarie

    her characters picture, looks so much different from the character model, hopefully they didnt change her character model, i liked :(

  • KATE



  • The Good Dexter

    I like her, she’s so pretty. I would love to see her more.

  • Cooper

    Winona + Tim = amazing. I love her!

  • speaktruth

    Really interesting timing with this one given that Johnny and Vanessa have just split. Wonder if there’s a chance for Johnny and Winona to reunite after all?

  • Poppy

    love love love Winona!!! Johnny and Winona Forever and always <3

  • sigh

    Ok everyone, Johnny and Winnona broke up years ago and have their own separate lives now.
    Also, Johnny is NOT in this movie (thank god, I was getting sick and tired of Tim and Johnny movies)

  • Jenna

    Whoohoo – now put Johnny in that movie and we have something going!! ;-)

  • JJ Jay


    Johnny technically isn’t in Frankenweenie since he didn’t voice any characters. But “Victor” looks a lot like Johnny, as in Corpse Bride Victor.

    My 2 favorite Winona movies: She is HYSTERICALLY FUNNY in Balls of Fire (this is the movie Johnny saw of her when he met her at the premiere), and then I love her Lydia in Beetlejuice.