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Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is a 2005 British-American stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton
Tim Burton
with a screenplay by John August, Caroline Thompson and Pamela Pettler based on characters created by Burton and Carlos Grangel. The plot is set in a fictional Victorian era
Victorian era
village in Europe. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
leads the cast as the voice of Victor, while Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
voices Emily, the titular bride. Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is the third stop-motion feature film produced by Burton and the first directed by him (the previous two films, The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
and James and the Giant Peach, were directed by Henry Selick). This is also the first stop-motion feature from Burton that was distributed by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures. It was dedicated to executive producer Joe Ranft, who died during production. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for the 78th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which also starred Bonham Carter. It was shot with Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Canon EOS-1D Mark II
digital SLRs, rather than the 35mm film cameras used for Burton's previous stop-motion film The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993).

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Development 3.2 Filming 3.3 Visual effects

4 Music 5 Release

5.1 Box office 5.2 Reception 5.3 Home media

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit] In a Victorian village, Victor Van Dort, the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot, the neglected daughter of snobbish yet impoverished aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will simultaneously raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal by forgetting his vows, he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root. The root turns out to be the finger of a murdered woman in a tattered bridal gown named Emily, who rises from the grave claiming that she is now Victor's wife. After fainting, Victor wakes up and finds himself spirited away to the Land of the Dead. The bewildered Victor learns the story of how Emily was murdered years ago by an unknown perpetrator on the night of her secret elopement. Wanting to reunite with Victoria, Victor tricks Emily into taking him back to the Land of the Living by pretending he wants her to meet his parents. She agrees to this and takes him to see Elder Gutknecht, the kindly ruler of the underworld, to return Victor and Emily temporarily to the Land of the Living. Once back home, Victor asks Emily to wait in the forest while he rushes off to see Victoria and confess his wish to marry her as soon as possible, to which she gladly returns his feelings. Just as they are about to share a kiss, Emily arrives and sees the two of them together. Feeling betrayed and hurt, she angrily drags Victor back to the Land of the Dead. Victoria tells her parents that Victor has been forcibly wed to a dead woman, but no one believes her. With Victor gone, Victoria's parents decide to marry her off against her will to a presumed-wealthy newcomer in town named Lord Barkis Bittern, who appeared at the wedding rehearsal. Victor apologizes to Emily for lying to her, and the two reconcile. Shortly after, Victor's recently deceased family coachman appears in the afterlife and informs Victor of Victoria's impending marriage to Barkis. He also overhears that, in order to validate Victor and Emily's marriage, Victor must repeat his vows in the Land of the Living and willingly drink the Wine of Ages, a poison, thus joining her in death. Fretting about having lost Victoria to another man, Victor agrees to die for Emily. All of the dead go "upstairs" to the Land of the Living to perform the wedding ceremony for Victor and Emily. Upon their arrival, the town erupts into a temporary panic until everyone recognizes their loved ones from the dead, and they have a joyous reunion. After a quarrel with Barkis, and realizing he was only after her supposed wealth, Victoria follows the procession of dead to the church. Emily notices Victoria and realizes that she is denying Victoria her chance at happiness the same way it was stolen from her. She stops Victor from drinking the poison and reunites him with Victoria. Barkis interrupts them, and Emily recognizes him as her former fiance, who is revealed to be the one who murdered her for her dowry. Barkis tries to kidnap Victoria at sword point, but Victor stops him and the two men duel; the dead townspeople are unable to interfere with the affairs of the living. Emily intercedes to save Victor, and Barkis mockingly proposes a toast to Emily, unknowingly drinking the cup of poison. The dead, able to intercede upon Barkis's death, eagerly take retribution against him by dragging him to the underworld where he will atone for his crimes. Victoria, now a widow, is once again able to marry Victor. Emily frees Victor of his vow to marry her, giving the wedding ring back to Victor and her wedding bouquet to Victoria before exiting the church. As she steps into the moonlight, she transforms into hundreds of butterflies as Victor and Victoria look on wrapped in each other's embrace. Cast[edit]

Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
voices the title character.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
as Victor Van Dort, a shy and gawky young man who is engaged to Victoria Everglot for social and financial reasons. Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
as Emily, the Corpse Bride, a beautiful and charismatic young zombie woman with a passion for music and dance. Emily Watson
Emily Watson
as Victoria Everglot, Victor's pretty, sweet-natured, yet timid fiancée. Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
as Nell Van Dort, Victor's socially ambitious mother who holds contempt for her son; and Hildegarde, the elderly, hunchbacked maid of the Everglot household. Paul Whitehouse as William Van Dort, Victor's absent-minded and tactless father; Mayhew, the Van Dorts' coachman; and Paul the Head Waiter, literally a severed head. Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
as Maudeline Everglot, Victoria's snide, unloving mother. Albert Finney
Albert Finney
as Finis Everglot, Victoria's grim, toad-like, and avaricious father. Richard E. Grant
Richard E. Grant
as Barkis Bittern, a charming yet murderous con-artist, later revealed to be Emily's former fiancé and killer. Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
as Pastor Galswells, a haughty and bad-tempered priest who is hired to conduct Victor and Victoria's marriage. Michael Gough as Elder Gutknecht, an ancient and rickety skeleton who rules benevolently over the underworld. Jane Horrocks as the Black Widow, an affable black widow spider seamstress; and Mrs. Plum, the deceased proprietress of the Ball and Socket Pub. Enn Reitel as Maggot, a sarcastic, green maggot who lives inside Emily's head and acts as her conscience; and the town crier. Reitel's performance as Maggot
Maggot
is a parody of Austrian-born actor Peter Lorre.[4] Deep Roy
Deep Roy
as General Bonesapart, a diminutive skeleton in a military uniform with a sword stuck in his chest. He is a parody of Napoleon Bonaparte. Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
as Bonejangles, a vivacious, one-eyed, singing skeleton. Stephen Ballantyne as Emil, the Everglots' long-suffering butler.

Production[edit] Development[edit] The film is based on a 19th-century Russian folktale, which Joe Ranft introduced to Burton while they were finishing The Nightmare Before Christmas.[5] The film began production in November 2003, while Burton was completing Big Fish.[6] He continued with production on his next live-action feature, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was produced simultaneously with the film.[6] Co-director Mike Johnson spoke about how they took a more organic approach to directing the film, saying: "In a co-directing situation, one director usually handles one sequence while the other handles another. Our approach was more organic. Tim knew where he wanted the film to go as far as the emotional tone and story points to hit. My job was to work with the crew on a daily basis and get the footage as close as possible to how I thought he wanted it."[6] Filming[edit]

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
co-directed the film.

The film was originally supposed to have been shot on film, though a last-minute change by the studio helped introduce a different technology.[6] In 1997, during pre-production on Henry Selick's feature, Monkeybone, the film's cinematographer Pete Kozachik was looking for a type of filming that would streamline the process of integrating stop-motion characters with pre-filmed live actors.[6] After finishing Monkeybone, Kozachik continued to test cameras for a practical means of shooting feature animation digitally.[6] In early 2003, the production unit was not interested in digital capture for stop motion; the team was instead prepping the movie for a film shoot.[6] Two weeks before filming was to begin, Kozachik and visual effects consultant Chris Watts came up with a solution using digital still cameras that was deemed viable by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
senior vice president of physical production and visual effects Chris DeFaria. The production then became digital.[6] After testing a dozen different models, Kozachik opted for a basic digital still camera, the Canon EOS-1D Mark II, an off-the-shelf model that was outfitted with adapters to allow the use of Nikon prime lenses (14mm-105mm).[6] Kozachik spoke about why he chose the camera, saying: "One reason I went with this particular camera is that its image chip is just about the same size as Super 35 film negative, so we could use Nikon lenses and treat them like regular 35mm cine lenses and get the same effect—the same depth of field and angle of coverage. I knew that we were going to be fighting to make this look like a 'real' movie because we weren't shooting on film, so I wanted to at least have the optics look like movie optics."[6] Animation
Animation
took place at 3 Mills Studios
3 Mills Studios
in East London.[6] A dozen animators/puppeteers were put to work when production began, but that number had tripled by the end of production.[6] The initial group spent time developing each puppet's unique characteristics.[6] The puppets themselves, built by Mackinnon and Saunders, were typically about 17 inches tall and animated on sets built three to four feet off the ground with trap doors that allowed animators access to the sets' surfaces to manipulate the puppets.[6] The three primary characters—Victor, Victoria and Corpse Bride—were fitted with heads the size of golf balls that contained special gearing to allow the animators to manipulate individual parts of the puppets' faces.[6] The animators' work was spread over 25 to 35 individual setups/stages, each having its own Canon digital camera.[6] A total of 32 cameras were used on the film.[6] Each camera was outfitted with a "grabber" system that enabled the animators to capture frames and download them into a computer to assemble a short "reel" of the shot being produced to check their work.[6] The film's images were stored on a 1GB image card that was capable of holding approximately 100 frames of animation.[6] Eight roving camera teams—each team including a lighting cameraman, an assistant, a lighting electrician and a set dresser to deal with any art department issues—worked with the animators to set up shots.[6] Each camera team had a "lighting station" workstation—comprising an Apple G4 computer and a monitor to assist in checking lighting and framing—to view TIFF file versions of the camera's images.[6] Once a shot was approved, the computer was removed and the animators were left to shoot the scene using their still camera and "grabber" computer/camera system to check their work.[6] The film's story department head Jeffrey Lynch explained that the scenes were developed initially from storyboards created by a team, saying: "We shot as close to a 1:1 film ratio [one take per shot] as we could because there was no time for reshoots. We did most of our experimentation in the storyboard process—as many ways as needed—to get the scene how we wanted it. There was no coverage, as there would be for a live-action film."[6] Co-director Johnson would go over each scene with the animators, sometimes acting out the scene, if necessary. The animators would create a "dope sheet"—in which a shot was broken down, frame by frame—to account for key "hits". The animators would then shoot tests of the scene, often shooting on "2s" or "4s" (meaning shooting just every second or fourth frame of what would appear in the final animation).[6] Johnson explained: "The next day, when they'd finish their test/rehearsal, we'd cut it in and see how it played in the reel and fine-tune from there. We might do some lighting tweaks, performance tweaks or have the art department get in and touch anything that needed it. Then we'd close the curtain and let the animator animate the shot."[6] The animators would sometimes make use of the voice and/or video recordings of the actors, a practice also common in cel animation.[6] Once photographed, the frames were manipulated by a team of "data wranglers." Using a workflow developed by Chris Watts, the frames were downloaded from the camera image cards as RAW files, converted to Cineon files and processed through a "color cube."[6] Cinematographer Pete Kozachik explained: "The color cube is a 3D lookup table created by FilmLight Ltd. that forces the image data into behaving like a particular Eastman Kodak film stock—in this case, 5248, one of my favorites. With this film emulation, we could actually rate our cameras at ASA 100, then take our light meters and spot meters and, with great confidence, shoot as if we were using 5248. Sure enough, the footage would come back and look just like it."[6] The frames could be processed further to generate a TIFF file for viewing on the lighting station computer monitors so lighting, composition and color could be previewed.[6] Visual effects[edit]

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
filmed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and recorded dialogue for Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
simultaneously.

Visual effects were delivered by London's Moving Picture Company (MPC), and were applied to the 1,000 or so shots in the film, though most of the effects simply painted out puppet supports and similar set equipment. Some visual effects elements—groups of birds and butterflies, were created completely in CG, though others were composited as visual effects from real-life elements.[6] Pete Kozachik explained that the trick for shooting the characters by themselves was obtaining visually interesting shots that would dependably support the director's storytelling, saying: "The challenge is keeping the action clear and simple with lighting and composition. There's a discipline to clear storytelling with these puppets. You want to be abstract, but one can easily go overboard with these critters because they aren't as familiar to the audience as real humans. The characters don't necessarily translate the same as if you're shooting a real person. You have to consciously balance arty atmosphere and graphic clarity so as to not confuse the audience about what it is they're looking at."[6] In a 2005, interview with About.com, Burton spoke about the differences between directing Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
and The Nightmare Before Christmas, saying: "The difference on that was that one I had designed completely. It was a very completed package in my mind. I felt like it was there. I felt more comfortable with it. With this, it was a bit more organic. It was based on an old folk tale. We kept kind of changing it but, you know, I had a great co-director with Mike Johnson. I feel like we complemented each other quite well. It was just a different movie, a different process."[7] He also spoke about casting Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
as Victor, saying: "It was weird because we were doing both at the same time. He was Willy Wonka by day and Victor by night so it might have been a little schizophrenic for him. But he’s great. It's the first animated movie he's done and he's always into a challenge. We just treat it like fun and a creative process. Again, that’s the joy of working with him. He's kind of up for anything. He just always adds something to it. The amazing thing is all the actors never worked [together]. They were never in a room together, so they were all doing their voices, except for Albert [Finney] and Joanna [Lumley] did a few scenes together, everybody else was separate. They were all kind of working in a vacuum, which was interesting. That’s the thing that I felt ended up so beautifully, that their performances really meshed together. So he was very canny, as they all were, about trying to find the right tone and making it work while not being in the same room with each other."[7] Music[edit]

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Film score by Danny Elfman

Released September 20, 2005

Recorded 2005

Genre Soundtrack

Length 59:42

Label Warner Bros.

Producer Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
chronology

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005 Corpse Bride (2005) Serenada Schizophrana (2006)Serenada Schizophrana2006

The soundtrack was produced by Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
with the help of John August and released on September 20, 2005.[8] It contains all of the music from the film including score music and four songs with lyrics sung by voice actors.[8] All tracks written by Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
and John August. All scores written by Elfman.

No. Title Performer(s) Length

1. "Main Title" (Score) Elfman 2:05

2. "According to Plan" Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse 3:44

3. "Victor's Piano Solo" (Score) Elfman 1:17

4. "Into the Forest" (Score) Elfman 4:34

5. "Remains of the Day" Elfman, Jane Horrocks, Paul Baker, Alison Jiear, Gary Martin 3:26

6. "Casting a Spell" (Score) Elfman 1:25

7. "Moon Dance" (Score) Elfman 1:27

8. "Victor's Deception" (Score) Elfman 3:59

9. "Tears to Shed" Helena Bonham Carter, Horrocks, Enn Reitel 2:45

10. "Victoria's Escape" (Score) Elfman 2:30

11. "The Piano Duet" (Score) Elfman 1:53

12. "New Arrival" (Score) Elfman 0:41

13. "Victoria's Wedding" (Score) Elfman 3:14

14. "The Wedding Song" Elfman, Horrocks, Baker, Jier, Martin 3:00

15. "The Party Arrives" (Score) Elfman 3:20

16. "Victor's Wedding" (Score) Elfman 2:08

17. "Barkis's Bummer" (Score) Elfman 2:07

18. "The Finale" (Score) Elfman 2:35

19. "End Credits" (Part 1) (Score) Elfman 1:49

20. "End Credits" (Part 2) (Score) Elfman 2:32

Bonus Tracks from Bonejangles and his Bone Boys

No. Title Performer(s) Length

21. "Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1" (Band Version) (Score) Elfman 2:15

22. "Remains of the Day" (Combo Lounge Version) (Score) Elfman 3:06

23. "Ball & Socket Lounge Music #2" (Score) Elfman 1:10

24. "Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1" (Combo Version) (Score) Elfman 2:14

Total length: 59:42

Release[edit] Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
premiered on September 7, 2005 at the Venice International Film Festival. The film was released on September 23, 2005 in United States and on October 13, 2005 in the United Kingdom.[9] Box office[edit] Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
grossed $53,359,111 in North America, and $63,835,950 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $117,195,061.[3] In North America, the film opened to number two in its first weekend, with $19,145,480, behind Flightplan.[10] In its second weekend, the film dropped to number three, grossing an additional $10,033,257.[11] In its third weekend, the film dropped to number six, grossing $6,511,336.[11] In its fourth weekend, the film dropped to number nine, grossing $3,577,465.[11] The biggest market in other territories being France, UK and Japan where the film grossed $8.88 million, $8.57 million and $7.1 million respectively.[12] Reception[edit] Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
received positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
reported an 83% approval rating with an average rating of 7.2/10 based on 187 reviews.[13] The site's consensus reads: "As can be expected from a Tim Burton
Tim Burton
movie, Corpse Bride is whimsically macabre, visually imaginative, and emotionally bittersweet."[13] Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 based on top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 83 based on 35 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[14] The film was nominated for the 78th Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.[15] In 2008, the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
nominated this film for its Top 10 Animation
Animation
Films list.[16] Justin Chang of Variety gave the film a positive review, saying "This macabre musical about a young bridegroom who mistakenly weds a girl from beyond the grave is an endearingly schizoid Frankenstein of a movie, by turns relentlessly high-spirited and darkly poignant."[17] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
gave the film a positive review, calling it "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."[18] Michael Atkinson of The Village Voice
The Village Voice
gave the film a positive review, saying "The variety of its cadaverous style is never less than inspired; never has the human skull's natural grin been redeployed so exhaustively for yuks."[19] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
gave the film a B, saying "As an achievement in macabre visual wizardry, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
has to be reckoned some sort of marvel."[20] Manohla Dargis of The New York Times
The New York Times
gave the film four out of five stars, saying "Cinema's reinvigorated fixation with the living dead suggests that we are in the grip of an impossible longing, or perhaps it's just another movie cycle running its course. Whatever the case, there is something heartening about Mr. Burton's love for bones and rot here, if only because it suggests, despite some recent evidence, that he is not yet ready to abandon his own dark kingdom."[21] Moira MacDonald of The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "What makes Corpse Bride sing, ultimately, is the breadth of imagination that it demonstrates; creating a cluttered, textured and mysteriously beautiful world that we're loathe to leave at the end."[22] Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Ghoulishness and innocence walk hand-in-hand in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, a movie that digs into Hollywood's past to resurrect the antique art of stop-motion animation and create a fabulous bauble of a movie."[18] Jack Mathews of the New York Daily News gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying " Stop-motion
Stop-motion
animation may be the hardest and most tedious job in Hollywood, but the makers of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
deserve a couple of years in Tahiti celebrating their effort."[18] Lou Lumenick of the New York Post
New York Post
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is an instant classic."[18] Lisa Rose of the Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
gave the film three out of five stars, saying " Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
offers unclassifiable enchantment."[18] James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three out of four stars, saying "As animated films go, this is easily the best of a weak year."[23] Peter Howell of the Toronto Star
Toronto Star
gave the film four out of four stars, saying "If his The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
from a dozen years back was a treat for the eyes and mind, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride goes double or nothing by being a delight for the ears and also the heart."[18] Joe Williams of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
gave the film a B+, saying "Beneath the bone pile of allusions, Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is a darkly enchanting fable in its own right."[18] Andrew Sarris of The New York Observer
The New York Observer
gave the film a negative review, saying " Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
turns out to be a ponderous mixture of puppetry and animation that is far too technologically complex and laborious for this hopelessly Luddite reviewer."[18] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
gave the film three out of four stars, calling it "A sweet and visually lovely tale of love lost."[24] Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel gave the film four out of five stars, saying "The sweetness, the visual flourishes and inspired pieces of casting carry the Corpse Bride, if not all the way down the primrose path, then at least across the threshold."[25] Robert K. Elder of the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "If Nightmare Before Christmas was a jazzy pop number, Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is a waltz--an elegant, deadly funny bit of macabre matrimony."[26] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave the film two out of five stars, saying "The film does have a fairy-tale aspect, but, like many of its characters, it is more dead and buried than fully alive."[18] Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Corpse Bride is an unexpectedly touching celebration of love told in a quirky and inventive style."[27] Peter Travers
Peter Travers
of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
gave the film three and a half stars out of five, saying "In the guise of a family film, Burton evokes a darkly erotic obsession that recalls Edgar Allan Poe and Hitchcock's Vertigo. It would be a test for any filmmaker, and Burton aces it."[18] Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul."[18] Bill Muller of The Arizona Republic
The Arizona Republic
gave the film four out of five stars, saying " Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is a delightful mix of strange goings-on and imaginatively crafted puppetry, a wild ride through Burton's chaotic, splendidly original world."[18] Michael Booth of The Denver Post
The Denver Post
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying " Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
will win your heart, if it doesn't rip it out of your chest first."[28] Terry Lawson of the Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
gave the film three out of four stars, saying "There's a happy Halloween in store even for children who aren't allowed to trick or treat, and it's courtesy of Tim Burton's animated Corpse Bride."[18] Bruce Westbrook of The Houston Chronicle gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Amazingly fluid and drop-dead gorgeous, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
is the best-looking, stop-motion animation film ever."[29] Rene Rodriguez of the Miami Herald
Miami Herald
gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying " Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
suffers from the same problem that has plagued Burton's recent live-action films: for all its formidable razzle-dazzle, it doesn't engage the heart."[18] Colin Covert of the Star Tribune
Star Tribune
gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "This vibrantly imaginative mix of horror and humor puts the f-u-n in funeral."[18] Home media[edit] Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
was released on DVD
DVD
and HD DVD
DVD
on January 16, 2006.[30] It was released on Blu-ray on September 26, 2006.[31] As of February 3, 2015, the film has sold 2,777,736 DVDs and 40,411 Blu-ray Discs totaling a gross of $53,359,111 and $61,411,543 respectively for a total gross of $114,770,654 in North America.[32] See also[edit]

List of animated feature films List of ghost films List of stop-motion films

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Tim Burton

Filmography Frequent collaborators Unproduced projects Tim Burton
Tim Burton
Productions

Directorial works

Feature films

Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
(1985) Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
(1988) Batman (1989) Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
(1990) Batman Returns
Batman Returns
(1992) Ed Wood (1994) Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks!
(1996) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Planet of the Apes (2001) Big Fish
Big Fish
(2003) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Alice in Wonderland (2010) Dark Shadows (2012) Frankenweenie (2012) Big Eyes
Big Eyes
(2014) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Dumbo (2019)

Short films

The Island of Doctor Agor (1971) Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979) Hansel and Gretel (1982) Vincent (1982) Frankenweenie (1984) Stainboy (2000)

Music videos

"Bones" "Here with Me"

Produced only

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993) Cabin Boy
Cabin Boy
(1994) Batman Forever (1995) James and the Giant Peach (1996) 9 (2009) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Literature

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997)

Television series

Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("The Jar", 1986) Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
("Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp", 1986) Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
(1989–91) Family Dog (1993)

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Saturn Award for Best Animated Film

Watership Down (1978) The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH
(1982) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
(2002) Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
(2003) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(2004) Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005) Cars (2006) Ratatouille (2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
(2008) Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens
(2009) Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
(2010) Puss in Boots (2011) Frankenweenie (2012) Frozen (2013) The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
(2014) Inside Out (2015) Finding Dory
Finding Dory
(2016)

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Laika

Feature films

Coraline (2009) ParaNorman
ParaNorman
(2012) The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls
(2014) Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings
(2016) Omniverse (2019)

Short films

Moongirl (2005)

People

Phil Knight Travis Knight Henry Selick

Associated productions

Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005) King of California
King of California
(2007) Slacker Cats (2007–2009) A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)

See also

Will Vinton

Authority control

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