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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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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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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

Multiple identical puppets had to be created, so that more scenes could be accomplished in a shorter period of time. In all, fourteen puppets of the Bride and Victor were created, and thirteen were created of Victoria. See more »

Goofs

Emily is shown having a 'sock' on her skeletal left leg, while the right leg is made of flesh, does not have a 'sock' on it, whether its a sock, flesh or just a design flaw is not made clear. 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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Tara Theme
Written by Max Steiner
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A Work of Dark Art
5 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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