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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Corpse Bride
Emily and Victoria are sisters.
Think about it. According to Emily's story, her family was very wealthy until Barkis killed her and took all of the money. Meanwhile, the Everglots are revealed to be going through a recession after losing all of their money. Don't you think there's a connection between these two subplots?
  • Perhaps, if not sisters, given Emily seemed to have been dead for some time, but at least cousins with Emily being born to the Everglots' older sibling.
    • Maybe Victoria wasn't born yet when Emily died.
    • Barkess is still alive so Emily's death had to be fairly recent.
    • But maybe Barkess was younger when Emily died.
    • Wouldn't have Emily said something when she saw Victoria?
      • Not if she didn't recognize her. Plus, keep in mind that dead people can't age.

The Corpse Bride is a sequel to Frankenweenie.
Both films star a protagonist called Victor, and age aside, they look virtually identical.
  • I presume amnesia and a time machine are somehow involved...
  • Or Frankenweenie is a sequel to The Corpse Bride, and F's Victor is a descendant of CB's Victor.
  • Add in Nightmare Before Christmas as a sequel to The Corpse Bride. Tim Burton once said "All stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end, but not always in that order."

Victor and Victoria will have a daughter named Emily
Emily was very important to both of them and this would make for a Heartwarming Moment.
  • Doubles as a bit of Fridge Brilliance when you consider that in one version of the Jewish tale this movie was based on, the living bride names her first daughter after the dead bride to honor her.

The Maggot being a Peter Lorre impersonation was intentional...
... and it was originally going to be accompanied by impersonations of Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr., to make for a shout-out to the Route 66 episode "Lizard's Leg & Owlet's Wing".

The Land of the Dead is actually Planet Limbo set in the Victorian era

Some of the citizens of the Land of the Dead were never actually alive to begin with
The Maggot and the Black Widow spiders come to mind, since they wouldn't talk if they were simply reanimated versions of their respective species like Scraps. There's also Bonejangles, who, if he was alive to begin with, would've looked out of place in the movie's setting of a Victorian village, wearing a bowler hat and being a jazz singer (that, and assuming that it isn't just a nickname, his name "Bonejangles" is probably something that no one in the Land of the Living would have been called).
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