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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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14 Responses to “Winona Ryder: 'Frankenweenie' Character Debut!”

  1. 1
    Johnny Says:


  2. 2
    Fassdong Says:

    Will Johnny Depp be in this movie also? ;)

  3. 3
    notyourfriend Says:

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

  4. 4
    KC Says:

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

  5. 5
    somali girl Says:

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

  6. 6
    JasMarie Says:

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

  7. 7
    KATE Says:



  8. 8
    The Good Dexter Says:

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

  9. 9
    Cooper Says:

    Winona + Tim = amazing. I love her!

  10. 10
    speaktruth Says:

    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?

  11. 11
    Poppy Says:

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

  12. 12
    sigh Says:

    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)

  13. 13
    Jenna Says:

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

  14. 14
    JJ Jay Says:


    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.

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