Corpse Bride

Changing heroes mid-stream

As an animated film moves from screenplay to storyboards to scratch reels, you see the story coming to life — and the problems front-and-center.

New interview up

I did an interview this afternoon with Sam Heer at BlogTalkRadio’s 123Film station, in which we talked about Go, The Nines, the Burton movies and screenwriting in general.

Are animated specs worth the time?

Short answer: yes. But be realistic about the chance of it getting made.

How accurate is the page-per-minute rule?

Most screenplays are about 120 pages, and most movies are around two hours. But the conversion rate between paper and celluloid is rarely one-to-one.

Does Corpse Bride have a happy ending?

I know you were brought in late on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and from what I gather, weren’t responsible for much of the story, but I’m curious about your thoughts on one particular story element. Is the ending a happy one for Victor? The way it plays, it seems as though it is intended to […]

Corpse Bride has risen
Corpse Bride article in Script magazine
New, longer Corpse Bride trailer up

There’s a new trailer up for Corpse Bride, which tells a lot more of the story than the teaser trailer did. I have mixed feelings about the new trailer. Visually, it all looks great. This one shows a lot more of what makes the animation so distinctive. For instance, pay attention to Corpse Bride’s veil, […]

Corpse Bride trailer up

The trailer for Corpse Bride is now up at Apple. Before you ask, I don’t know if this is a teaser or the final trailer. It does a good job setting up what the movie is about, so I’m not sure they’ll need to cut a longer version. Corpse Bride is the second animated movie […]