By Stephanie Ciccarelli
February 17, 2006
Helena Bonham-Carter is in both of these voice acting films. Which will win out at the Oscars?
The Oscars are just around the corner, and the Best Animated Film nominations include Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride", "Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and "Howl's Moving Castle".
Of particular interest are "Corpse Bride" and "Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit". Did you know that the lovely Helena Bonham Carter's voice acting skills are featured prominently in both of these Oscar nominated, full-length animated films?
In Corpse Bride, Helena gives voice to Emily, also known as the Corpse Bride. Helena shares the microphone with co-stars Johnny Depp (Victor), and Emily Watson (Victoria) in this morbid tale of true love conquering all.
In Wallace and Gromit, Helena is Lady Tottington, a buck-toothed heroine who vows to rid the town of a were-rabbit before the annual vegetable growing competition. Partnering with Helena in this animated film is fellow voice actor Ralph Fiennes, playing the role of the snobby Victor Quartermaine, who also aspires to marry Lady Tottington.
A few similarities between Helena's roles in Corpse Bride and Wallace and Gromit are:
- Both of Helena's co-stars voice characters named Victor (Victor Quartermaine and Victor Van Dort)
- Both of these films have British connections
- Helena was able to keep her British accent for both characters
Helena has always been choosey with her roles, and it has proven advantageous for her over the years.
The question is: which of these films will the academy give the nod to? Will endearing celebrity voice acting be a decisive factor, or will it come down to sheer animation and respective plot lines?
Which of these films do you think should take home the honors, and why? Leave a comment and let the debate begin!
Have a fantastic weekend,
P.S. If you are interested in the 3rd nominated animated film, click here to learn more about Howl's Moving Castle. This film has been trumpeted by Disney and has already received several high-profile reviews.
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