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14. "Frankenweenie" (2012)
The story of Frankenweenie predates even the director's 29-year collaboration with Elfman, and for the feature film treatment of the tale, the composer dealt in emotional uplift quite a bit more than he has on any other Burton endeavor. There's also some fun play with the theremin, fitting for the ghoulish subject matter. But overall the work isn't as catchy or transcendent as others on the list.