Helena Bonham Carter
Most of us at JoBlo are Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fans. Man crushes aside, I would consider myself a huge fan of both. With that in mind, I really enjoyed Corpse Bride. Itís a great and original story with wonderful and innovative animation. In a mere 80 minutes, they managed to give the audience complex characters that we actually care about. In the end, itís easy to get accustomed to the creepiness of the movie because youíre so involved in the world presented before you.
The film will draw obvious comparisons to NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and with Tim Burton and Danny Elfmanís touch, why shouldnít it? Also, for fun, you can count the number of references to the hill in Nightmare. Trust me, there are a lot.
Also, notice how an animated Johnny Depp looks just like the real-life Adrian Brody. There was a scene where Johnnyís character is playing the piano and I thought for sure it was taken directly from THE PIANIST.
Inside the Two Worlds (4:05): All the players talk about the two worlds. The contrast between the land of the living and the land of the dead is pretty large. They go into detail on why they made it that way and what they were thinking.
Danny Elfman Interprets the Two Worlds (4:56): Danny-boy talks about the same thing we just watched. But with a musical twist. No mention of Adrian Brody being an inspiration.
The Animators: The Breath of Life (6:38): The players talk about kicking it old school with stop-motion animation. I can handle stop-motion if itís done this well.
Tim Burton: Dark vs Light (3:39): Everyone and Johnny talk about how great Tim Burton is.
Voices From the Underworld (5:58): Tim claims he was ďluckyĒ to get the cast, but I disagree. He basically just called on all his friends. Either way, we get a rundown of the characters.
Making Puppets Tick (6:33): A feature on puppets. It really is fascinating how much work was put into this film.
The Voices Behind the Voice (7:35): Over seven minutes of the cast reading their lines as we watch the characters.
There are also Pre-production Galleries, a Trailer and a Music-Only Track.