Burton, Tim: Warner Collection

Making their debut on HD DVD are Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” two uniquely different versions of the story about a boy who discovers a magical world after finding the winning golden ticket in a bar of chocolate.

In addition, making their HD DVD debuts Batman Begins and two animated titles: “Tim Burtons Corpse Bride” and “The Polar Express,” an animated Christmas Classic and one of Warner Home Video’s best-selling family DVD’s.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” makes its HD DVD debut with In-Movie Experience (IME), the interactive feature allowing viewers to enjoy new ways of accessing interviews and other material–while the movie is running.

The IME for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” offers rare glimpses into director Tim Burtons creative process, scene by scene, that is at once insightful and turned on its head with comic Oompa Loompa interjections, unexpected chocolate fun facts and pop-ups.

HD DVD titles will be available for $28.99 SRP and the two Blu-Ray Discs will be available for $34.99 SRP. All bonus materials on the Standard Definition versions of these titles will be included on the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Starring Oscar nominee Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, this exciting retelling of Roald Dahls beloved childrens book is a delectable treat for the whole family that Entertainment Weekly calls “A feast for the eyes and the imagination.” The adventure begins when Charlie Bucket discovers a Golden Ticket, catapulting him into a fantastic world of chocolate rivers, nutty squirrels, and mischievous Oompa-Loompas.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Stars Gene Wilder and tells the story of a poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character.

Tim Burtons Corpse Bride: Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.