Release date:September 16, 2005
(limited; wide release: September 23)
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
Directors:Michael Johnson, Tim Burton
MPAA Rating:PG (for some scary images and action, and brief mild language)
Screenwriters:Caroline Thompson, Pamela Pettler
Starring:Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Albert Finney, Richard Grant, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lee
"Corpse Bride" carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton's classic films "Edward Scissorhands" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style.