• Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Release Date: September 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

PG |1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria's (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony. While he's in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back aboveground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern (Richard E. Grant).

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant

Director: Tim Burton , Mike Johnson

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Animated

Production Co: Warner Bros., Tim Burton Animation Co., Will Vinton Studios

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Love, Love triangle, Sacrifice, Son, Small town, Daughter, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story. show more

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Awards

Nominated Animated Feature Film