Vinton to Animate Burton’s Corpse

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed a rumor that Portland, Ore.-based Vinton Studios will animate producer Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature The Corpse Bride for Warner Bros. The film will be produced in London with filming is slated to start in November.

Corpse Bride is based on a 19th century Eastern European folk about a young man who accidentally gets engaged to a corpse. This will be the first feature-length project for Vinton Studios, best known for its work on the California Raisin ad campaign and the Fox primetime series The PJs. The news comes just weeks after founder Will Vinton was laid off from the company.

The production reunites several members of The Nightmare Before Christmas crew, including director of photography Pete Kozachik and Mike Johnson, who makes his directorial debut with Corpse Bride.