Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Tim Burton was inspired by Russian folklore for this stop-motion musical, directed with Mike Johnson, about a mild-mannered young Victorian whose engagement to the daughter of impoverished aristocrats is imperiled when he encounters a beautiful dead woman in a haunted forest. A worthy successor to The Nightmare before Christmas and a nominee for Animated Feature Film, Corpse Bride benefits from its typically striking Burton imagery and a lively score from Danny Elfman.

DIRECTORS: Mike Johnson, Tim Burton. WRITTEN BY: John August, Caroline Thompson, Pamela Pettler. CAST: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Albert Finney. 2005. 74 min. USA/UK. Color. English. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

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