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- Johnny Depp
- Helena Bonham Carter
- Emily Watson
- Tracey Ullman
- Paul Whitehouse
- Joanna Lumley
- Albert Finney
- Richard E. Grant
- Christopher Lee
- Michael Gough
Did You Know?
- When Victor plays the piano, he leans back and the nameplate says "Harryhausen," a reference to stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen.
- During the Skeleton Dance, a trombone is being played. But the sound is of at least two muted trumpets.
- Victor Van Dort: Tomorrow, Victoria, we are to be...
- [nervously twists his tie]
- Victor Van Dort: Mmmm... mmmm... mmmm...
- [small giggle]
- Victoria Everglot: ... married.
- Victor Van Dort: Yes, married.
Atom User Reviews
A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies.
But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next.
It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story.