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"Alice in Wonderland" Sequel Begins Filming

By Garth Franklin Monday August 4th 2014 10:33AM

Filming begins this week on Disney's "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," the follow-up to Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" which made over $1 billion at the worldwide box-office.

James Bobin ("The Muppets") takes over the helm of the follow-up which will shoot on location and at Shepperton Studios in England ahead of a May 27th 2016 release.

Returning from the previous film are Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (The Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen), Anne Hathaway (The White Queen), Matt Lucas (Tweedledee and Tweedledum), Stephen Fry (Cheshire Cat), Alan Rickman (Alan Rickman), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Paul Whitehouse (the March Hare) and Barbara Windsoe (Dormouse).

Joining them for this outing are Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter's father, Ed Speleers as 'James Harcourt', Sacha Baron Cohen as 'Time' and Toby Jones as 'Wilkins'.

Much of the same production crew behind the first is also back including writer Linda Woolverton, composer Danny Elfman, costume designer Colleen Atwood, VFX supervisor Ken Ralston, and producers Joe Roth, Tim Burton and Jennifer & Suzanne Todd.

Joining them are production designer Dan Hennah ("The Hobbit"), cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), make-up designer Peter King ("The Hobbit"), special effects supervisor Neil Corbould ("Gravity") and editor Andrew Weisblum ("Noah").

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