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Corpse Bride (2005)

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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Victor Van Dort (voice)
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Corpse Bride (voice)
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Finis Everglot (voice)
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Barkis Bittern (voice)
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Elder Gutknecht (voice)
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Bonejangles (voice)
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Emil (voice)

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Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? Written by XxCherrySodaxX

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Rated PG for some scary images and action, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$385,078 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$53,337,608 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Trivia

Mr. Bonejangles and his skeleton band, are partly inspired by the cartoon The Skeleton Dance (1929), but are also heavily influenced by Cab Calloway and his band, as they appeared in rotoscoped form in several Betty Boop cartoons. The piano player wears shades, like Ray Charles, and his movements are based on Charles' mannerisms. The character Bonejangles is based on the famous dancer Bill Robinson, who was called "Bojangles". See more »

Goofs

When we are first introduced to "Scraps", he is in a wrapped gift box. When Victor drops the box on the ground and Scraps appears, the box soon disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Town Crier: Hear ye, hear ye, ten minutes to go 'til Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.
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Crazy Credits

During the introduction sequence, where the camera follows a butterfly around the town, it pauses and stands on the edge of the "Based on characters by" credit. See more »

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Referenced in The Girls Next Door: 80 Is the New 40 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tannhauser: Pilgrim's Chorus
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Simon Preston
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Corpse Bride Is To Die For
1 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think that The Corpse Bride is a beautiful story. It's about true love and kindness. Johnny Depp is a perfect Victor Van Dort and all the characters are played wonderfully. The animation is superb from facial expressions to a reflection in a tear drop. The ending is one worth waiting for. It's an excellent film that all families should see. I'd suggest not taking children younger than 8 or 9. They might not understand the story line that young, but they'll love the dancing skeletons and the fun songs! That was a surprise: all the songs they sang. If there's one song you must hear it has to be the skeleton one, but also the piano sequence is beautiful as well. Hope you enjoy the film as much as I did!


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