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Corpse Bride (2005)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Victor Van Dort (voice)
... Corpse Bride (voice)
... Victoria Everglot (voice)
... Nell Van Dort / Hildegarde (voice)
... William Van Dort / Mayhew / Paul The Head Waiter (voice)
... Maudeline Everglot (voice)
... Finis Everglot (voice)
... Barkis Bittern (voice)
... Pastor Galswells (voice)
... Elder Gutknecht (voice)
... Black Widow Spider / Mrs. Plum (voice)
... Maggot / Town Crier (voice)
... General Bonesapart (voice)
... Bonejangles (voice)
... Emil (voice)
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Storyline

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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Loving You Is Like Loving The Dead See more »


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

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Warner Bros [France]

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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$385,078, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,359,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,195,061
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Trivia

The puppets used neither of the industry standards of replaceable heads (like those used on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)) or replaceable mouths (like those used by Aardman Studios in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)), but instead used precision crafted clockwork heads, adjusted by hidden keys. This allowed for unprecedented subtlety, but was apparently even more painstaking than the already notoriously arduous animation. One animator even reported having recurring nightmares of adjusting his own facial expression in this fashion. See more »

Goofs

When Victor is taken to the "underworld" a piratical skeleton has a sword in his middle. The sword hilt is facing out of his chest, so the other skeleton could grab it. When Victor goes up and grabs the sword, the sword blade is sticking out of his chest. 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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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Adultizzle Swizzle (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Treulich geführt
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(from Lohengrin)
Written by Richard Wagner
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Another beautiful Tim Burton movie
11 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

i just saw this movie at the Toronto film festival. Tim Burton, as with most of his movies, makes the setting and visuals the most important part. And what a beautiful movie it was, the animation was astounding. You could tell that each frame was tirelessly worked on in order to make each little piece have its own distinct look. The plot is unimportant, and cliché, but that doesn't matter. This movie shouldn't be watched for the storyline. The voice acting was very convincing, especially the lead, Johnny Depp, who does a great job as the shy, clumsy Victor. The only character i really didn't think was needed was the worm, who was just included just for some childish comedic relief, which took away from the dark mood of the picture. Though not as enjoyable as "Nightmare Before Christmas" it still was a very good animated movie. 8.5/10


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