Bonejangles is the local entertainer at the Ball and Socket Pub, and is the owner as his face appears on the sign outside the pub. He is also one of Emily's closest friends.


Bonejangles is a large-jawed skeleton with only one eye.

He wears a bowler hat and has pants that he sometimes wears.


Bonejangles is rather anachronistic in his speech, mannerisms, and musical styles -- while the rest of the characters act appropriately for the Victorian era setting.

His personality is more appropriate for a 1920s-era jazz singer as Bonejangles does seem to be slightly eccentric, but he's cool, charming, musical, kind and friendly.


He sang "Remains of The Day," the song that explains the "Corpse Bride"'s backstory, with his group of skeleton musicians.

Bonejangles was seen at Victoria Everglot's wedding party chasing a large woman after accidentally scaring Finis Everglot.

He was last seen at Emily and Victor Van Dort's wedding, and at his friend's ultimate farewell.



Victor Van Dort

God themself


  • ”I'll tell you a story that'd make a skeleton cry of our own jubiliciously lovely corpse bride.” - Singing Remains of The Day.
  • "What a story it is. A tragic tale of romance, passion and murder most foul." - Before telling the Corpse Bride's story.
  • "I love me a lady with meat on her bones!" - To a large woman in Victoria Everglot's wedding party.


Main article: Bonejangles/Gallery


  • Bonejangeles is voiced by Danny Elfman, the composer of the music of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
  • Modeled loosely on Sammy Davis, Jr. due to his having one eye (Davis had a glass eye) and an exaggerated underbite.
  • Bonejangeles is a reference to Bill Robinson aka Mr. Bojangles, an American tap dancer and actor from the first half of the 20th century.
  • Bonejangeles shares a voice with Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas also by Tim Burton.
  • The line of, "A tragic tale of romance, passion and murder most foul" is in reference to the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
  • Given the Bonejangle's prominent underbite, it is possible that he suffered from the mutation Mandibular Prognathism when alive which causes prominent deformed underbites. Another explanation is that Bonejangles could have acquired his jaw post-mortem (as we are shown the Underworld has shops which sell body parts) after losing his original one.
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