Films

Alice in Wonderland

March 5th 2010
  • Adventure/Fantasy,
  • PG,
  • 109 min,
  • Walt Disney Pictures
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  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Timothy Spall, Matt Lucas, Noah Taylor, Annalise Basso, Eleanor Tomlinson, Lindsay Duncan, Frances de la Tour, John Hopkins, Jemma Powell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Eleanor Gecks, Leo Bill, Lucy Davenport, Austin James Wolff
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Writers: Linda Woolverton, Lewis Carroll
  • Producers: Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd, Richard D. Zanuck
  • Co Producers: Katterli Frauenfelder, Linda Woolverton
  • Associate Producer: Derek Frey
  • Executive Producers: Chris Lebenzon, Peter M. Tobyansen
  • Art Direction: Stefan Dechant
  • Casting: Susie Figgis
  • Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
  • D.O.P.: Dariusz Wolski
  • Editor: Chris Lebenzon
  • Makeup: Valli O'Reilly
  • Music: Danny Elfman
  • Production Design: Robert Stromberg
  • Set Decorations: Karen O'Hara, Peter Young

Storyline

Based on the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice in Wonderland," which will combine performance-capture imagery, currently seen in "Beowulf," with live-action footage. Disney released their classic animated version in 1951.

The movie will incorporate many characters and narrative elements from Carroll's books but is essentially a new story, Alice's return to Wonderland (ala "Return to Oz") years later. Now aged 17 and not fitting into Victorian society and structure, she returns to a slightly haunted and overgrown Wonderland.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Cornwall, UK; Devon, UK; Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar
  • Production Budget: $95 million
  • Production Companies: Team Todd, Tim Burton Animation Co., Tim Burton Productions, Walt Disney Pictures, The Zanuck Company
  • Production Schedule: September 2008 - February 2009

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Trivia

- Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan lobbied for the role of Alice.

- Shooting of the live-action elements took just over a month

- Tim Burton says that he never felt a emotional connection to any of the previous 'Alice' adaptations

2010 Guide Analysis: "Though his take on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" didn't prove as definitive as hoped, Burton's new version of 'Alice' seems a slightly different and more potent beast altogether. Carroll's tale has been translated many times before of course, most notably the 1951 Disney cartoon along with the 1985 & 1999 TV versions, but none have been done with a budget of this size and Burton's trademark twisted imagination.

Visuals from the trailers look good (especially in 3D) and while Burton regulars may balk at the very kid-friendly corny antics of Depp's silly turn as the Mad Hatter in the trailers, the stellar mostly British cast in small roles like Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, etc. give one hope that adults will get some enjoyment as well."

Trailers & Clips

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 3 March 2010: Egypt, Sweden
  • 4 March 2010: Australia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland
  • 5 March 2010: Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK
  • 10 March 2010: Belgium, Netherlands
  • 12 March 2010: Finland, Norway
  • 18 March 2010: Israel
  • 24 March 2010: France
  • 1 April 2010: Argentina
  • 16 April 2010: Brazil
  • 17 April 2010: Japan