Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp in off-beat animated love story

Canadian Press – September 10, 2005 – by Megan Leach – Johnny Depp talks about his role in The Corpse Bride during a news conference for the movie during the International Film Festival in Toronto, Saturday.

TORONTO (CP) – The walking dead, dancing skeletons, murderous plots, arranged marriage and assorted talking creepy-crawlies – those are just some of the players in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. The film has its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and the stars and creators were on hand for a news conference Saturday.

Dear People of the World…”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Makes Its Sweet Arrival On DVD November 8 from Warner Home Video

Press Release Source: Warner Home Video – Sept. 8, 2005 – Come and enjoy a tour of the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world when “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” arrives on DVD and video on November 8 from Warner Home Video. Based on the beloved, classic novel by Roald Dahl, the DVD is a must-own family fantasy, perfect for children of all ages! Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton (Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Beetlejuice), this visually spectacular masterpiece stars two time Academy Award

Johnny Depp brings Chocolate Factory to Japan

Tokyo, Sept 08: Hollywood star Johnny Depp melted fans` hearts in Tokyo in a promotional event to introduce his latest Tim Burton collaboration “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Even a rainstorm preceding the massive hurricane Nabi could not deter Depp`s Japanese supporters from attending the event for a chance to win a handshake, an autograph or even just a glimpse of the the star.

The Warner Brothers-distributed “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, with a 150 million U.S. dollar budget, did over 50 million U.S. dollars worth of business in its opening weekend in the U.S. in July. It then went on to take in over 200 million in domestic receipts and another 33 million British pounds in the U.K. Now Warner Brothers hopes to sweeten the pot with added box office honey from Japan.

And with Burton at the helm and Depp onboard Warner Brothers is certain that “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will find the gold, and with good reason. Depp has long been recognized in the film industry as a unique and talented actor.

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What’s a film festival without a bevy of parties?

The Globe and Mail – September 8, 2005 – TORONTO – Of course it’s all about the wonderful filmmaking, the artistic visions, the sweeping epics and touching diamonds in the rough. But we hear there’s the odd party here and there at the festival that just may be worth checking out. Certainly the hottest invite to clutch close to your chest this week is Saturday’s Corpse Bride gala after-party at Birks Boutique Yorkville. Why? Well none other than Mr. TIFF 2005 himself, Johnny Depp, will be there with his beautiful wife, Vanessa Paradis.

Animated film outshines Hollywood stars in Venice

An animated film based on a 19th-century Russian folk tale and described as “low budget” by its director Tim Burton is the runaway success of the 62nd Venice film festival so far. – Posted by Sawf News Connect on September 07, 2005.

VENICE, Italy (AFP) – Burton’s inventive, funny and touching movie featuring the voices of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter earned loud and lengthy applause at the festival, where it is being shown out of competition.

“Corpse Bride” recounts a folk tale in which timid Victor, voiced by Depp, is whisked away to the underworld to marry the mysterious Corpse Bride (Bonham Carter), while his real bride Victoria (Emily Watson) waits in the Land of the Living.

62nd Annual Venice Film Festival

The 62nd annual Venice Film Festival will screen Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride out of competition on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sala Grande.

Biennale Cinema
62nd Venice Film Festival
Screenings Schedule

7.30 p.m. SALA GRANDE
– OUT OF COMPETITION –
CORPSE BRIDE by Mike Johnson, Tim Burton (UK, 75′). Cast: Johnny Depp (voice), Helena Bonham Carter (voice), Christopher Lee (voice)

Burton’s “Corpse Bride” animates Venice film fest

Yahoo News – Mike Collett-White – VENICE (Reuters) – In Tim Burton’s ghoulish but hilarious animation movie “Corpse Bride,” the world of the dead is full of color, music and fun while the land of the living is black, white and oppressive.

For his latest film showcased at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, the director used painstaking “stop-motion” animation techniques with models, setting it apart from the more common computer generation used in hits like “Shrek” and “Toy Story.”

The film which took Burton 10 years to bring to the screen is not in competition for the Golden Lion this year, but the thunderous reception it received at a preview for the press and critics late on Tuesday suggested it may have been a contender.

Depp adds another quirky candy tycoon to his repertoire of oddball

TOKYO — Johnny Depp has often been referred to as one of Hollywood’s chameleons, for his ability to play so many offbeat characters. –
By Chris Betros.

His latest effort, as eccentric chocolate tycoon Willy Wonka, in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” is no exception. With his clip-on teeth and garish make-up, Wonka is another in the 42-year-old Depp’s long line of unique characters, among them Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Ichabod Crane, James Barrie and pirate Capt Jack Sparrow.

“Ever since I met Johnny for ‘Scissorhands,’ each time he has been more amazing,” said Burton, 47, during a visit to Japan this week with Depp. “He likes to act strangely and wear funny costumes. That’s the sort of person I like to work with.” For his part, Depp described Burton as someone he can have complete trust in.

Depp, who was last here in 1995 to promote “Dead Man,” received a rousing reception at Narita airport when he flew in by private jet. Nearly 2,000 fans were on hand to greet him, and at his news conference, a couple of hundred waited in vain outside the room. Depp seemed touched by the reception, although he doesn’t give much away.

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Depp adds another quirky candy tycoon to his repertoire of oddball characters

Japan Today – By Chris Betros – TOKYO – Johnny Depp has often been referred to as one of Hollywood’s chameleons, for his ability to play so many offbeat characters.

His latest effort, as eccentric chocolate tycoon Willy Wonka, in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” is no exception. With his clip-on teeth and garish make-up, Wonka is another in the 42-year-old Depp’s long line of unique characters, among them Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Ichabod Crane, James Barrie and pirate Capt Jack Sparrow.

“Ever since I met Johnny for ‘Scissorhands,’ each time he has been more amazing,” said Burton, 47, during a visit to Japan this week with Depp. “He likes to act strangely and wear funny costumes. That’s the sort of person I like to work with.” For his part, Depp described Burton as someone he can have complete trust in.

Depp, who was last here in 1995 to promote “Dead Man,” received a rousing reception at Narita airport when he flew in by private jet. Nearly 2,000 fans were on hand to greet him, and at his news conference, a couple of hundred waited in vain outside the room. Depp seemed touched by the reception, although he doesn’t give much away.

He speaks slowly and softly, sometimes not sure what he is supposed to say. Dressed in jeans, brown jacket and with a flannel shirt tied around his waist, he looked quite cool with his grungy, casual chic style. He is still sporting a beard from his just-finished sequel to “Pirates of the Caribbean.”