Finally I had a chance to see Corpse Bride last night. Caught it at the Alamo Drafthouse, which is the only theater smart enough to show short films and other theme-appropriate clips before shows. Last night they played Vincent (Tim Burton’s stop-motion film before he left Disney), and Devil Went Down to Georgia, among others we probably missed.
Corpse Bride is thoroughly Tim Burton. And while it may not become a classic like The Nightmare Before Christmas, it is still an enjoyable film and contains some really great moments. Interestingly the Corpse Bride herself probably has the most depth of any of the characters.
Next up to see is Wallace and Gromit, which was number one at the box office this weekend. I bet the execs in Hollywood are wondering how there could be two back-to-back stop-motion successes when everyone else “knows” computer animation is the future. (Yawn.) In related news, the Aardman Animations studio appears to have burned down! Tragic. Not sure what the extent of damage really was yet, but it doesn’t sound good. Update: BBC has the story now.