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Video: Tim Burton Speaks Out On The 'Alice In Wonderland' Game

Tim Burton, known for his freakishly disturbing/awesome movies is well into production on "Alice in Wonderland," a freakishly disturbing/awesome take on Lewis Carroll's classic story.

As with most movies of this type, there will be a game coming out alongside the flick. MTV News had some time to talk to Burton about the movie, and the topic of the game came up.

Despite not being a "hardcore gamer," Burton seems genuinely interested in gaming, and is impressed that the developers have been able to do so much with the limited amount of assets they've been given so far. Hrm...can't say that bodes well for the game if they're just sorta winging it, but hey, ya never know!

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'Alice In Wonderland' Teaser Trailer In Freeze Frames

Rather than delivering a stylized logo, a release date and nothing more, the just-released teaser trailer for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" is generously packed with real, actual movie footage. And it's great. Burton is just the right guy to bring Lewis Carroll's wacked-out vision of Wonderland to modern audiences, with liberal help from CG animation and Johnny Depp of course.

In fact, it is so packed with psychedelic goodness, that it's easy to let the little details fly by. Don't worry though-- we've got you covered. Over on MTV.com, I've put together a little shot-by-shot breakdown of the trailer for your reading pleasure. We've also got the HD version available now for your viewing pleasure. Capping it all off is a Freeze Frames image gallery which hits every major moment in the trailer.
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Five Disturbing Versions Of 'Alice In Wonderland' That Weren't Created By Tim Burton

Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" isn't the first incarnation of Lewis Carroll's classic story to appear in theaters, and it certainly won't be the last. Watching the "Beetlejuice" and "Corpse Bride" director take a stab at one of the most surreal oddities in children's literature is a bit like handing pyromaniac a match and the keys to a fireworks warehouse. Burton has more than 150 years of history for film goers to judge his adaptation of "Alice" against. Here are five productions, movies and otherwise, that have shown what unsettling undertones lurk in Carroll's tale.

"Alice in Wonderland" (1976)

Directed by Bud Townsend

Roger Ebert called this oddity "fairly mild, as X movies go." What we have here is the most famous erotic musical to claim "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as its inspiration. The skin flick hurdled the bar for bizarre by turning Tweedledum and Tweedledee into an uncomfortably close brother and sister pairing,
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First Look: Teaser Trailer For Alice In Wonderland!

Yes the new teaser trailer has been released for Alice in Wonderland! The Tim Burton directed movie stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway and is something of a sequel to the Lewis Carroll classic.

The trailer itself looks fantastic, everything I expected from Tim Burton and of course the trailer is very Johnny Depp heavy considering it’s short running time - brilliant! Alice in Wonderland hits UK theatres on 12th March 2010. Take a look at the trailer below (courtesy of IGN) and get it while it’s hot!

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Tumble Down The 'Alice In Wonderland' Rabbit Hole With Today's eBay Prop-Watch

What can I say? I have "Alice in Wonderland" on the brain today. Can you blame me? The debut trailer for Tim Burton's March 2010 take on Lewis Carroll's story all sorts of great.

So of course when I navigated my way over to eBay today, I plugged "Alice in Wonderland" into the search instead of my usual set of phrases. I figured I'd find a cool animation cel from the animated Disney classic. Instead I found this... thing. I don't know what it is. Sculpture? Toy? Material awesome? All of those things I suspect. The worst part about writing this column every day (okay okay... most days) is that half the time -- more than half the time even -- I'm finding stuff that I desperately want to dig into the savings for. Not that I have. Or will.

Yet.

Yeah, it's a sculpture. An official Walt Disney
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'Alice In Wonderland' Teaser Gives A Generous Glimpse Of Tim Burton's Excellence

Wow. As a longtime fan of all things "Alice in Wonderland"-related, I've been looking forward to Tim Burton's take on Lewis Carroll's stories with something that far exceeds "great interest." It's more like "rabid enthusiasm," or "release more content before I go postal." And now that the first in-motion look at the movie has arrived, I find my vocabulary pared down to a single word: Wow!

For those of you fretting and raising eyebrows over this new Alice's (Mia Wasikowska) age or Johnny Depp's (he plays the Mad Hatter) star billing, know that Burton's story is a sort-of sequel to the Carroll original. You'll see all sorts of familiar characters and locales of course, but things have changed -- and quite a bit -- since Alice's first visit to Wonderland.

Update: Apparently a certain website got a little overexcited about the "Alice" trailer and decided to run it a day early.
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Story Breakdown And Another Image From Alice In Wonderland

Apparently the marketing machine is in full swing, as in the last 48 hours we’ve seen countless images and now a script review for the Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Mia Wasikowska.

Lets start with the script review, I’m not going to post the whole thing here, but for the benefit of the article I’ll summarise:

The script isn’t exactly an adaptation of the original story by Lewis Carroll, as it is an extension of it. Alice went to Wonderland as a child, and she’s now almost grown. She’s 17, and she’s back for more, but doesn’t remember her times there earlier. She’s about to be engaged, maybe. A rich suitor wants to marry her, and the opening scenes of the movie are of her engagement party.
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New Alice In Wonderland Concept Art

USA Today has published some gorgeous new images from Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland project, underway at Disney.Available for your hi-def perusal is concept art showing Johnny Depp as a wall-eyed Mad Hatter; Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway as the Red and White Queens; and glimpses of The White Rabbit, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and Alice herself.That character list should give you a clue that this is not quite a straight adaptation. While the Hatter and the Rabbit are from Lewis Carrol's barking 1865 original story, The Tweedles and the Queens are all from 1871 sequel Through the Looking Glass (the Queen in the first book is the playing card Queen of Hearts, not the chess piece Red Queen, although reports that Bonham Carter's version is fond of crying "off with their heads" and has a moat full of bobbing skulls, suggests an amalgamation of the two
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'Alice In Wonderland' Effects Supervisor Details Tim Burton's Vision

'Tim just has a take on it in his head that is unlike anybody that I know,' Michael Lantieri tells MTV News.

By Eric Ditzian

Tim Burton

Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Since the early 20th-century, silent-film version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," there has been no shortage of cinematic, animated, musical and made-for-tv adaptations of Alice's legendary trip down the rabbit hole. Tim Burton and his partner in big-screen head trips, Johnny Depp, are the latest to take on the beloved children's book.

On Monday (June 22), USA Today released the first eye-popping images from their 2010 movie, and MTV News recently spoke with the special-effects supervisor on the film, Michael Lantieri, about how Burton's edition will be truly unique.

"Tim just has a take on it in his head that is unlike anybody that I know," Lantieri said.

The USA Today pictures show Depp as an orange-haired,
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New Alice In Wonderland Pic

The new issue of Empire has a few tidbits from Tim Burton's new film Alice in Wonderland, with new pics and an interview with Burton himself about the film. And here, for your delectation, is a look at Alice about to head down the rabbit hole. And yes, that must belong to a pretty huge rabbit.Mia Wasikowska stars as Alice, alongside an all-star cast that includes Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (perfect casting), Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen, Christopher Lee as the Jabberwock, Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar.As Burton says, "I've always liked Lewis Carroll's imagery. It's so politically incorrect too, isn't it? Y'know, a bottle of something that says 'Drink me' and the mushrooms..."For more on Alice in Wonderland, and of course lots more, pick up the 20th birthday issue of
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Actor Crispin Glover Joins The Cast Of Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland"

Crispin Glover has joined the cast of Tim Burton's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland." He will be playing the Knave of Hearts in the upcoming Disney 3-D flick.

Glover, 44, joins Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Johnny Depp in the retelling of the Lewis Carroll children's story. Burton will be using a combination of live action and performance-capture technology in the film.

Depp, who is no stranger to Burton's film, will be playing the Mad Hatter. Hathaway will be the White Queen, while Bonham Carter will play the Red Queen.

HBO's "In Treatment" actress Wasikowska plays the title character.
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Anne Hathaway, Helene Bonham Carter To Play White And Red Queen In Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland"

Anne Hathaway has signed on for role in director Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." Burton's partner Helena Bonham Carter has also joined the Disney film.

"The Devil Wears Prada" star will be playing the White Queen, while Bonham Carter will take on the role of the Red Queen. The White Queen is a good monarch who has been ousted and banished by her sister, the Red Queen.

Johnny Depp, a Burton pal and film regular, will be playing the Mad Hatter, while Australian actress Mia Wasikowska is set to play the title role in the retelling of the Lewis Carroll children's story.

"Alice in Wonderland" is due for release in March 2010.
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Animator Frank Thomas Dies at 92

Animator Frank Thomas Dies at 92
Animator Frank Thomas, one of the "nine old men" behind Disney's legendary launch into animation in the 1930s, died Wednesday at his home in California; he was 92. The studio released a statement on Thursday confirming Thomas' passing, stating that he had been in declining health the past few months following a brain hemorrhage. One of the animators on such classics as Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Bambi, Thomas joined Disney in 1934 just as the studio was beginning production on Snow White, its first full-length animated film. Known primarily for crafting emotional scenes, Thomas was the man who created the spaghetti dinner scene in Lady and the Tramp, the ice-skating sequence in Bambi, and Pinocchio's birdcage incarceration by the evil Stromboli, as well as the "I Got No Strings" number from the same movie. Other famed and celebrated creations included the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and the wary Ichabod Crane of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Thomas met his fellow "old man," Ollie Johnston, at Stanford University, and the friendship between the two was chronicled in the 1995 documentary Frank and Ollie, written and directed by Thomas' son Theodore Thomas. The animator retired in 1978 and went on to write several influential books on animation. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeannette, and their four children. --Prepared by IMDb staff

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