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Persephone is a character in Disney's 2012 stop-motion film Frankenweenie.


Persephone 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.

Physical appearance

Persephone is a perfectly groomed black poodle with an enormously large poof of hair on her head. When she got electified by Sparky, her hair turned frizzy and gained a white lightning-shaped streak.

Role in the film

Persephone and Sparky first met when his ball rolled into her backyard. As he tried to get it out, he noticed Persephone trotting around inside the backyard. As Sparky sat down in his backyard, sad that he lost the ball, Persephone rolls the ball back into his yard.



  • Persephone's hairdo and appearance is an obvious reference to Universal's Bride of Frankenstein.
  • Unlike the other animals, Persephone does not classify as a monster.
  • She is the love interest of Sparky.
  • She is a poodle.
  • Her name is after Persephone, the wife of Hades, the God of the Underworld, and the daughter of Demeter in Greek mythology.

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