Voicing the lead characters of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" (Warner Bros.) is an incredible cast of actors, led by the two-time Academy Award-nominated Johnny Depp.
Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature
follows the story of Victor (Depp), a young man who is 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
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
Depp worked simultaneously on "Corpse Bride" and Burton's recent blockbuster
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Many of his recording sessions took
place at the end of a "Charlie" shoot day, when he would get out of his
Willie Wonka costume and into the recording booth to voice Victor. Depp had
never voiced a character in an animated film before, but the actor, a
well-known Tim Burton devotee, jumped at the prospect of working with the
director on both projects. "Corpse Bride" marks the fifth time the actor
and director have united, Depp also having starred in Burton's "Edward
Scissorhands," "Ed Wood" and "Sleepy Hollow."
"Each time I've worked with Johnny he's something different," says Burton.
"He's interested in being a character and not necessarily interested in his
persona, and I find it very exciting to work with actors like that.
Especially ones that are perceived by the public as being People Magazine's
Most Beautiful People, or whatever they call it. He's really willing to
take risks that don't have to do with image or money. And each time is just
different and better. It's great to find people like that you can
communicate with on an almost subconscious level."
"Tim's vision is always amazing, beyond anything you expect," says Depp.
"If Tim wanted to shoot 18 million feet of film of me staring into a light
bulb and I couldn't blink for three months, I'd do it."
Depp received an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe nomination, Screen
Actor's Guild nomination and BAFTA nomination for his role as J.M. Barry in
Mark Forster's "Finding Neverland," in which he starred opposite Kate
Winslet and Freddie Highmore.
Depp also received an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe nomination,
BAFTA nomination and a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Actor for his
portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the action adventure "Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." He is currently filming "Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3."
Opening soon across Metro Manila, "Corpse Bride" is distributed by Warner
Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family | PG | 1 hr 14 m
Warner Bros. Pictures