Package Description:Tim Burton's Corpse Bride carries on in the dark romantic tradition of his classic Edward Scissorhands and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride Victoria (voiced by Emily Watson) waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world -- or the next -- that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and in very lively afterlife, told in classic Burton style.
Inside the Two Worlds
Danny Elfman interprets the Two Worlds
the animators: the Breath of Life
Tim Burton: dark vs. light
Voices fron the underworld
Making puppets tick
The voices behind the voice
The Corpse Bride preproduction galleries
Johnny DeppVictor Van Dort
Helena Bonham CarterCorpse Bride
Emily WatsonVictoria Everglot
Tracey UllmanNell Van Dort/Hildegarde
Albert FinneyFinis Everglot
Joanna LumleyMaudeline Everglot
Christopher LeePastor Galswells
Paul WhitehouseWilliam Van Dort, Mayhew, Paul The Head Waiter
This is around the 5th time Ive seen Corpse Bride and I could say that I proffer it even more then the last time I watched it. Corpse Bride is directed by Tim Burton one of my personal all time favourite directors. Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort and Helena Bonham Carter as the Corpse Bride. The voice acting was steady and I found that the voice actors fit the characters they were portraying. The voice cast also has such actors as Christopher Lee as the Pastor and Emily Watson as Victoria Everglot. There was a couple times the voice acting didnt work but for most of the film the voice actors gave a good performance. The characters were fun and interesting to watch each with there own personality. I especially liked Victor and how he is always jumpy and scared of what comes next. The cinematography I found worked with the film and helped with the style of the film. The animation in the film is stop motion which I personally love. The animation is smooth and has a unique style to it. The animation also fits the characters very well. There is two settings for the film one a bleak colourless world and the other a colourful and vibrant world for the undead. I personally proffer the bleak world because of the atmosphere it gives off. The style in my opinion is exemplary and has some of my favourite character designs from any animated film I have seen up to this point. I also very much like the colour design from the black grey and blue to the bright green and psychedelic pink. Good and steady dialogue that fits the characters very nicely. Even though my favourite scenes are the ones with very little to none dialogue I still very much like the scenes that are dialogue heavy. Steady editing with some very interesting edits. The film involves two types of music from the background sound track to the musical soundtrack. I personally proffer the background soundtrack composed by Danny Elfman. The songs in the film arent bad but there not always on point. Weird and Unique story about a man (Victor) marring a corpse Bride by accident. The story is steady and always keeps me interested in the characters and whats about to happen next. The film also has some comedy that personally makes me laugh now and again. The film also at points has a very strong atmosphere especially a scene where it involves Victor talking to Victoria when the Corpse Bride shows up at the window. The film is also very enjoyable and entertaining to watch. There are a couple things I personally dont like but they dont take away from the film to much.
I love stop motion animated movies. There aren’t that many that are made because it’s a lot of time and work that goes into them so it’s a art form that i find very admirable and unique. Tim Burton also has a unique gothic-style art form and it is animated beautifully with the undead story theme he does. I gave 4 stars because the story is enjoyable but it has it’s fair share of flaws. But it is an overall harmless and silly kid-friendly movie
I bought this DVD for my granddaughter, she called me and asked me to get her this movie because the one that I got her 5 years ago,, she played it so much that doesn't work anymore. So I got her a new one a Blu-ray I watched it with her great movie , good to sit down with your children or grandchildren and watch this movie.