Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
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
This movie was based on a nineteenth century Russian folktale, which Joe Ranft introduced to Burton while they were finishing The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). This movie began production in November 2003, while Burton was completing Big Fish (2003. He continued with production on his next live-action movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), which was produced simultaneously with this movie. See more »
In all the scenes with a piano, the keys that are played don't sound out the right melody. For example: Victor plays Middle C, but the sound that comes out is not Middle C, but D, sharps and flats are heard coming from white keys instead of black keys, etc. See more »
Hear ye, hear ye, ten minutes to go 'til Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.
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Emily is referred to on-screen by name, but is only credited as "Corpse Bride." See more »
After enchanting audiences with "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Tim Burton brings another stop-motion animated spectacle, "Corpse Bride." In this story, Victor Van Dort, an inept young groom-to-be, can't make his way through his wedding rehearsal. Going outside to get his lines right, he accidentally winds up marrying the corpse of a murdered bride-to-be. The animation is spectacular, proving stop-motion can be good enough to compete with computer animation. Johnny Depp provides the voice of Victor, showing mild-mannered and nervous grace. Helena Bonham Carter is the voice of Emily, the Corpse Bride, giving the dead character lively emotion. One striking element of the movie is the color scheme. In the living world, there is no bright color, making a near-black and white appearance. The story is well-written, and the music is good. Overall, "Corpse Bride" must definitely be seen!
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