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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.



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White Rabbit (voice)
Cheshire Cat (voice)
Dormouse (voice)
March Hare (voice)
Bayard (voice)
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Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,555,220 (UK) (5 March 2010)


$334,185,206 (USA) (2 July 2010)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cast includes 5 prominent actors/actresses from the Harry Potter movies: Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), Timothy Spall (Wormtail/Peter Pettigrew), Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxine), and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge). Additionally, a few others were in the movie that played less prominent figures in the Harry Potter movies: Paul Whitehouse (Sir Cadogan) and Stephen Fry (narrator of the Harry Potter video games). See more »


When the Hatter asks Alice if he's gone mad, she tells him he's "entirely bonkers." The word "bonkers" wasn't coined until after World War II. See more »


[first lines]
Lord Ascot: Charles, you have lost your senses? This picture is impossible.
Charles Kingsleigh: Precisely. Gentlemen, the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it's possible.
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Crazy Credits

The beginning credits are seen to be flying through a city. The 3D version makes this twice as amazing. See more »


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Refined Tastes
Music by Matthew Cruft
KPM Music Ltd
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

some stunning visuals, clumsy writing
5 March 2010 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

It is still worth the high price of the 3-D admission to see some of the amazing animation and design, but the writing is extremely boring and clumsy, and the performances cannot save it. Too many liberties were taken with the originals here, and in no way improve upon them, it only barely resembles either of Carroll's books in theme and some specific scenes. There are some "Disney moments" that literally set off a gag reflex as well.

The animation is quite stunning and wonderful though, as is the costuming and set design (in so much as there were sets and not just green screens, I'm sure SOME actual props were used). There are some clever elements that owe only to good visual design and direction I'm sure, as the only other clever bits in the dialogue were the parts directly lifted from the originals.

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