History WesternAnimation / CorpseBride

21st Dec '16 11:37:25 AM DrNoPuma
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* CreepyJazzMusic: "Remains of the Day" is a jazz song performed by {{Skeletal Musician}}s, and naturally contains [[XylophonesForWalkingBones creepy xylophone parts]]. While the skeletons [[DarkIsNotEvil are not villainous]], the song provides the backstory for the titular Corpse Bride, and tells of how she was murdered by TheBluebeard.
21st Nov '16 10:26:14 PM ArchTeryx
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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''. To which the dead casually respond, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"

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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''. character'', who treats the dead as if they're the unholy legions of hell. To which one of the dead casually respond, whispers, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"church!" (Where else would you have a proper Victorian wedding, after all?)
21st Nov '16 10:21:42 PM ArchTeryx
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* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead. And they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead. And dead. The dead, far from meaning harm, are overjoyed to share a few words with their living relatives, and are back on Earth only to attend a wedding. Further, they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.
31st Oct '16 4:22:06 PM BlindJustice-2515
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%%* AnimatedMusical:



* Mundanger: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].

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* Mundanger: {{Mundanger}}: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it so again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].
31st Oct '16 4:20:30 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* TheMusical

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* TheMusicalMundanger: The undead are more than capable of harm, but do none on-screen. The only character who has murdered, [[spoiler:and plans to do it again, is the mortal Lord Barkis]].
24th Oct '16 8:31:39 AM theLibrarian
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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria. Originally it's an arranged marriage for social purposes, but they both fall for one another when they meet for the first time without their parents around.
18th Sep '16 8:49:08 AM mlsmithca
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* AHellOfATime / HellOfAHeaven: All dead go to the same place, and how you're treated depends vastly on who you were and how you behaved in life. Victor is greeted warmly by the deceased souls, but [[spoiler:Barkis]] isn't so much; they are greeted, however, with the same phrase...
-->'''Mrs. Plum:''' [[IronicEcho New arrival!]]



* ArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria, obviously.
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage upon meeting, they find that they get along very well. At the very least, it seems that they care for each other.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Victor and Victoria, obviously.
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Victoria have been betrothed by their families so that Victor's NouveauRiche parents can mingle with the aristocracy while Victoria's ImpoverishedPatrician parents can finally have money again. It turns out to be a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage upon meeting, meeting; they find that they get along very well. At the very least, it seems that they care for each other.



* BrokenAesop: A number of fans of the film have commented that the "Don't run away from your problems" message rings rather hollow since, by all appearances, the world of the dead ''is'' legitimately better off than the world of the living. This may also be why [[spoiler:Victor ends up with Victoria and not Emily]] in the end, since the latter scenario could be fairly easily interpreted as ''pro-suicide''.



* BrokenAesop: A number of fans of the film have commented that the "Don't run away from your problems" message rings rather hollow since, by all appearances, the world of the dead ''is'' legitimately better off than the world of the living. This may also be why [[spoiler:Victor ends up with Victoria and not Emily]] in the end, since the latter scenario could be fairly easily interpreted as ''pro-suicide''.



* [[DoesHeHaveABrother Does He Have a Dead Brother?]]: Miss Plum, the cook, wonders this when Victor first turns up in the Land of the Dead.

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* [[DoesHeHaveABrother Does He Have a Dead Brother?]]: DoesHeHaveABrother: Miss Plum, the cook, wonders this when Victor first turns up in the Land of the Dead.



* {{Expy}}: Victor looks like the grown-up version of [[http://www.helderdarocha.com.br/blog/tim_burton_vincent.jpg Vincent]], the child protagonist of one of Burton's earliest stop-motion works.
** This is even {{lampshaded}} in the movie.
-->'''Mr. Everglot''': We shall continue as planned, with or without Vincent.\\
'''Mrs. Everglot''': Victor.\\
'''Mr. Everglot''': Whatever.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Victor looks like the grown-up version of [[http://www.helderdarocha.com.br/blog/tim_burton_vincent.jpg Vincent]], the child protagonist of one of Burton's earliest stop-motion works.
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works. This is even {{lampshaded}} in the movie.
-->'''Mr. --->'''Lord Everglot''': We shall continue as planned, with or without Vincent.\\
'''Mrs. '''Lady Everglot''': Victor.\\
'''Mr. '''Lord Everglot''': Whatever.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Victor's mother gets caught in the door of the carriage, and Mayhew and Victor's dad tries to push her in. Cut to the Everglots watching the carriage [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rocking wildly back and forth]]. "Fish merchants!" Also see ParentalBonus, and doubles as a Creator/WilliamShakespeare reference: 'Fishmonger' used to mean 'pimp.'

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Victor's mother gets caught in the door of the carriage, and Mayhew and Victor's dad tries to push her in. Cut to the Everglots watching the carriage [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rocking wildly back and forth]]. "Fish merchants!" Also see ParentalBonus, and doubles as a Creator/WilliamShakespeare reference: 'Fishmonger' used to mean 'pimp.'



* [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend He's Not My Boyfriend]]: "He's my ''husband''."



* AHellOfATime: All dead go to the same place, and how you're treated depends vastly on who you were and how you behaved in life. Victor is greeted warmly by the deceased souls, but [[spoiler:Barkis]] isn't so much; they are greeted, however, with the same phrase...
-->'''Mrs. Plum:''' [[IronicEcho New arrival!]]



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name."

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Victoria's family. To quote Lord Everglot in "According to Plan," they are "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name."name," spoken as he and his wife look into the family safe, which contains nothing but cobwebs. Their house, meanwhile, is large and grand, but, as Mr. Van Dort gracelessly observes (to their faces), shabby and sparsely furnished.



* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Gray]]: The staid Victorian world of the living, in stark contrast to the land of the dead, which is ironically more colorful and, well, full of life.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Lord Barkis Bittern the '''killer'''. Buh buh BUUUUUHHHH!!!]]
** Also an {{Unreveal}} -- in "The Remains of the Day," when Bonejangles tells Emily's story in silhouette, his shadow briefly takes on [[spoiler:Lord Barkis']] appearance.

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* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Gray]]: The RealIsBrown: More grey than brown, but this describes the staid Victorian world of the living, in stark contrast to the land of the dead, which is ironically more colorful vivid in hue and, well, full of life.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Lord Barkis Bittern the '''killer'''. Buh buh BUUUUUHHHH!!!]]
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BUUUUUHHHH!!!]] Also an {{Unreveal}} -- in "The Remains of the Day," when Bonejangles tells Emily's story in silhouette, his shadow briefly takes on [[spoiler:Lord Barkis']] appearance.



* RummageFail: She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor.

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* RummageFail: RummageFail:
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She doesn't exactly rummage, but it's close enough when Mrs. Plum tries to grab a knife from the male cook's head for Victor to fight with but accidentally takes hold of a fork and tosses that to Victor.



* SelfMadeMan: William Van Dort, millionaire fish merchant.

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* SelfMadeMan: William Van Dort, millionaire fish merchant. The fact that he made his money through hard work rather than by inheriting it from his parents means that he and his wife are still looked down on by the upper class, one reason they are marrying Victor off to Victoria.



* ShesNotMyGirlfriend: Gender inverted as He's Not My Boyfriend: "He's my ''husband''."



* ShoutOut: The piano Victor sits at when meeting Victoria is brand-labeled a "Harryhausen", in homage to stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The piano Victor sits at when meeting Victoria is brand-labeled a "Harryhausen", in homage to stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.



* StealthPun: The head waiter is a head who happens to be a waiter.
** Not to mention that the joint where he works is called "The Ball and Socket."

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* StealthPun: StealthPun:
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The head waiter is a head who happens to be a waiter.
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waiter. Not to mention that the joint where he works is called "The Ball and Socket."



* TilMurderDoUsPart: What Emily's former fiance [[spoiler:(Lord Barkis)]] did to her which led her to become a corpse bride.



* TilMurderDoUsPart: What Emily's former fiance [[spoiler:(Lord Barkis)]] did to her which led her to become a corpse bride.



* UpperClassTwit: Both Victor's and Victoria's parents, to varying degrees.
** Victor's parents are clearly [[NouveauRiche Working Class Twits]].

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* UpperClassTwit: Both Victor's and Victoria's parents, to varying degrees.
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degrees. Victor's parents are clearly [[NouveauRiche Working Class Twits]].



* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''.
** "Keep it down, we're in a church!"
* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead.
** They don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.

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* YouShallNotPass: Spoofed with extra points for having it said by ''Christopher Lee's character''.
**
character''. To which the dead casually respond, "Keep it down, we're in a church!"
* ZombieApocalypse: Subverted, as the living gradually recognize their lost loved ones among the shambling ranks of the dead.
** They
dead. And they don't shamble, ''[[TheDeadCanDance they softshoe]]''.
18th Sep '16 8:37:21 AM mlsmithca
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** In different ways, for both sets of parents, this is the reason they are arranging Victor and Victoria's marriage. The Everglots are after the Van Dorts' money since they have none of their own, while the Van Dorts see the marriage as their ticket to the high society that currently shuns them for earning, rather than inheriting, their wealth. This is treated as normal, standard practise even -- then again, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance it was]].

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** In different ways, for both sets of parents, this is the reason they are arranging Victor and Victoria's marriage. The Everglots are after the Van Dorts' money since they have none of their own, while the Van Dorts see the marriage as their ticket to the high society that currently shuns them for earning, rather than inheriting, their wealth. This is treated as normal, standard practise practice even -- then again, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance it was]].
6th Jun '16 3:42:54 AM Snicka
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* TheDeadCanDance

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* TheDeadCanDanceTheDeadCanDance: The corpses in the Underworld appear to be constantly partying and giving elaborate musical numbers.
13th Apr '16 5:03:16 PM DrNoPuma
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* XylophonesForWalkingBones: "Remains of the Day" is sung by a SkeletalMusician and heavily features xylophone music. There's even a part where some dancing skeletons play each others' ribcages!
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