Genre: ANIMATION / COMEDY / FANTASY
Release Dates: SEPTEMBER 23, 2005
Official Websites: corpsebridemovie.warnerbros.com
Taglines: Rising to the occasion.
Production Company: Tim Burton Animation / Will Vinton Studios
Corpse Bride is set in 19th-century European village, where Victor (Johnny Depp) is travelling home with his friend to get married to Victoria (Emily Watson). The two stop to rest in the woods, and as a joke, Victor puts his wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl (Helena Bonham-Carter), who returns as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor’s lawfully wedded wife.
Crew: Tim Burton and Mike Johnson (directors); Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson (writers); Allison Abbate and Tim Burton (producers); Jeffrey Auerbach and Sarah Feeley (executive producers)
Cast: the voice talents of Johnny Depp as Victor, Helena Bonham Carter as The Corpse Bride, Emily Watson as Victoria, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee and Joanna Lumley
Studio: Warner Brothers
Film Fetish trivia:
The legend of the Corpse Bride began as a nighttime horror story in 19th century Russia. Anti-Semitism was strong, and Jewish girls would often be ambushed and murdered on their way to their own weddings in order to prevent bearing future generations.
Because of the Jewish tradition of being buried with the clothes one died in, these girls would invariably be laid to rest wearing their blood-splattered bridal gowns.