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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Poster

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Alan Rickman's last film. He died four months before the film's release. The film is dedicated to his memory. His final non-voice acting role was in Eye in the Sky (2015), which was released before he died.
This is Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter's seventh and final film together.
This film marks Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's ninth collaboration together following Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012). This is also their first collaboration wherein Tim doesn't direct, but produces.
The first major adaption of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Walt Disney never adapted it as a follow up to Alice in Wonderland (1951), likely because it's a darker story.
Although this film is a direct sequel to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010), he is not directing this film. James Bobin is the director, and Burton is a producer.
Rhys Ifans, who plays the Hatter's father, is 4 years younger than Johnny Depp.
Although Jabberwocky appears briefly, he doesn't say a word, possibly by the 2015 death of Christopher Lee, who voiced the creature in Alice in Wonderland (2010).
The character of Time does not appear in either of Lewis Carroll's two Alice books, but is mentioned in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 7. The Mad Hatter tells Alice that Time was a guest at their table, quarreled with the other partiers, and then cursed the tea party so that "it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles."
This is Sacha Baron Cohen's first Disney film appearance.
At the US box office, it earned less in its opening weekend, than what Alice in Wonderland (2010) made on its opening day. The opening gross was 77% less than its predecessor.
Dodo makes no appearance, possibly with the respect of his Voice Actor Michael Gough passing away 1 year after the release of Alice in Wonderland (2010).
Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen all previously starred together in Les Misérables (2012).
This is the first film Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have worked on together after their amicable split.
The Red Queen's Castle Guards are creatures made of composite vegetables, modeled on the works of artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1595). The Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.
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One of the seconds has the head of WALL·E (2008) another Disney film.
Released in 2016, marks the 145th anniversary of the children's book Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Both Rhys Ifans and Stephen Fry portrayed Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft. Rhys in Elementary (2012) and Stephen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
The ship's name "Wonder" is the name of the second out of four ships built for the Disney Cruise Line. The "Magic" being the first, The "Dream" third and the fourth being the "Fantasy". Disney Magic's maiden voyage was on July 30, 1998. Disney Wonder's maiden voyage was on August 1999. Disney's Dream and Disney Fantasy entered service in January 2011 and March 2012, respectively.
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This is the third movie featuring Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, following Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Les Misérables (2012). "Sweeney Todd" was directed by Tim Burton, who directed Alice in Wonderland (2010) and is producing this film.
Alice's father watch brand is Carrol's (visible as she prepares to leave the Wonder), an obvious reference to Lewis Carroll, author of Alice In The Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass books.
There are four people in this film who portray characters from the Sherlock Holmes novels. Andrew Scott plays Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock (2010), Rhys Ifans plays Mycroft Holmes in Elementary (2012), Stephen Fry also played Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), which also features Geraldine James as Mrs. Hudson.
Time gives to Iracebeth a mechanical device portraying a decapitation. This could be seen as a dark humor reference to her always saying "Off with their heads!"
Both Andrew Scott and Lindsay Duncan appeared in the BBC series Sherlock (2010), Andrew as Jim Moriarty and Lindsay as Lady Smallwood.
This film marks Tim Burton and Danny Elfman's 17th film, this is also the 2nd time Burton Produced a film with Danny Elfman doing the score, the first one was The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).
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This is a wholly original story, using characters from Lewis Carroll's two Alice books.
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Reunites Sacha Baron Cohen and director James Bobin. Both have worked together on Da Ali G Show (2000) and created the show's characters.
Sacha Baron Cohen played Thenardier in Les Misérables (2012). Matt Lucas played the same role in Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010).
Although the movie is not related to the video game _"Alice" (2000)_ by American McGee (itself a horror-themed "sequel" to the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) in any formal fashion, it does bear a number of striking similarities: both feature Alice in an insane asylum (albeit in completely different circumstances), Time's castle is reminiscent of the level "Crazed Clockwork", while the venous, red, organic look of the Red Queen's castle is similar to the level "Ascension", which also depicts the Red Queen's castle. None of these aesthetics or plot devices feature in the books.
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Time gives Iracebeth a mechanical device portraying a decapitation. Helena Bonham Carter's first major role was Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane (1986).
Third time Frances de la Tour starred in a live action Disney fantasy movie, the first one being Alice in Wonderland (2010) and the second one being Into the Woods (2014).
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

While Alice and the Hatter are trying to return the chronosphere to its rightful place by traveling through a time vortex, the music changes briefly to match the theme from Doctor Who (2005).

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