The next film on our list of Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movies
is Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
, the instant stop-motion classic set in Victorian Era Britain! The film was nominated for Best Animated Picture at the Academy Awards, but was bested by Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(a film on our list of Top 25 Outdoor Movies of All Time
). Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
is a great selection for your next city-wide community outdoor movie event or backyard cinema Halloween celebration! The film is appropriate for all ages, and is entertaining to children and adults alike. Before we continue, here's the theatrical release trailer for Corpse Bride
The young and nervous Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), son of rich fishmongers Nell and William Van Dort (Tracey Ullman and Paul Whitehouse) is set to marry Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of bankrupt aristocrats Lady Maudeline and Lord Finis Everglot (Joanna Lumley and Albert Finney). His soon to be in-laws are cold and stuffy, and simply want to restore their family wealth and status. During a wedding recital, Victor stumbles through his lines, and is unsuccessful at reciting them. The priest overseeing the events banishes Victor until he is able to successfully deliver his lines, and so he sets off in the woods, practicing and memorizing. He finally masters his lines, and decides to momentarily place his lover Victoria's ring on a branch that resembles a human hand.
Victor quickly realizes that the branch is actually a human hand, or rather the hand of a corpse Bride named Emily (Helena Bonham Carter), who was killed on the night of her elopement as her husband only wanted her money. Emily is convinced that Victor is to be her new husband, and will undo her waiting and curse after all these years. Victor then tries to explain that he made a mistake, and is actually engaged to someone else. But the spirits in the underworld don't pay attention to what he's saying, and move forward in celebration of Emily's final release!
continues in a fantastic story of love and hope, that will truly entertain your community, and will bring the spirit of Halloween in a fun and creative way. Tim Burton's imagination will captivate your community in ways that modern animation techniques won't be able to do. Burton's artistic achievements have recently been celebrated by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as a full fledged retrospective of his career. Many of the artifacts and clips from Corpse Bride
were included in the exhibition. Burton is truly a visionary and an artist, and his films are great for screening as outdoor movies as they are bright and bold, and will project well.
If anyone has screened Corpse Bride
as an outdoor movie (as inflatable cinema in your backyard, or as an outdoor movie in the park with the rest of your community), please share your story by posting it to the comments section below! We'd love to see how your event turned out.
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