The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time

This past Friday marked the theatrical release of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s full-length animated adaptation of his 1984 live-action short of the same name (which he was fired from Disney for making). We loved the original (we’re pretty sure we wore that VHS tape right out), so we’ve always had a soft spot for Sparky that hasn’t been the least bit dampened by his, ahem, reanimation. As a side effect (there are always side effects for these kinds of things), the film’s release has had us meditating on some other cute monsters from cinema, so we’ve put together a list of the most lovable movie monsters of all time — according to us, of course. Click through to saw “aww” at some adorably grotesque faces, and if we’ve missed your favorite, be sure to add to our list in the comments!

Sparky in Frankenweenie

If you had a dog as adorable as Sparky, you’d want to resurrect him too. Well, probably every kid whose dog, regardless of cuteness, gets hit by a car wants to resurrect him, but not everyone is as resourceful (or fictional) as Victor. Unlike the original Frankenstein’s monster, there’s no bitterness and revenge against humanity — just a series of hijinks, terrified neighbors, and a pretty adorable love story with a familiar-looking poodle. Aww.