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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Rated PG for some scary images and action and brief mild language.

PG In Theaters 09/16/2005 , 76min.
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Plot & Details

Tim Burton returns to the dark but fanciful animated style of The Nightmare Before Christmas with this stop-motion black comedy. Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) lives in a small European village in the 19th century, where he is pledged to marry Victoria (voice of Emily Watson), a partnership arranged by their parents. The two only meet the day before their scheduled nuptials, and Victor performs disastrously in the wedding rehearsal. Later that evening, while he is walking through the woods and hopelessly practicing his vows, he puts Victoria's wedding band on what looks like a branch. Victor quickly discovers this was a big mistake; as it happens, he has put the ring on the skeletal finger of the enchanted Corpse Bride (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), who then whisks him off to a dark and mysterious netherworld where they are now married. Victor is frightened in the land of the dead, and even realizes that he has fallen in love with his true fiancée, Victoria, so he searches for a way back to his own world. Directed by Tim Burton in collaboration with animator Mike Johnson, Corpse Bride features a stellar voice cast, including Albert Finney, Christopher Lee, Richard E. Grant, Joanna Lumley, and Danny Elfman (who also composed the film's musical score).
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Genre(s): Animation
  • Run Time: 76min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2005
  • DVD Release Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: In Theaters
  • Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
  • Director(s): Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
  • Starring: Dr. Dre , Johnny Depp , Snoop Dogg , Helena Bonham Carter , George Wallace
  • Themes: Wedding Bells,Supernatural Romance,Ghosts
  • Tone: Atmospheric,Eerie,Humorous,Poignant,Stylized,Macabre
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-16-2005),USA (09-23-2005)
  • Language: English

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Feature Tim Burton Nominated
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Feature Mike Johnson Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Nominated

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Nominated

Producers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year - Animated Film Allison Abbate Nominated
2005 Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year - Animated Film Tim Burton Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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