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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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Tim Burton

Writers:

Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Mad Hatter
Mia Wasikowska ... Alice Kingsleigh
Helena Bonham Carter ... Red Queen
Anne Hathaway ... White Queen
Crispin Glover ... Stayne - Knave of Hearts
Matt Lucas ... Tweedledee / Tweedledum
Michael Sheen ... White Rabbit (voice)
Stephen Fry ... Cheshire Cat (voice)
Alan Rickman ... Blue Caterpillar (voice)
Barbara Windsor ... Dormouse (voice)
Paul Whitehouse ... March Hare (voice)
Timothy Spall ... Bayard (voice)
Marton Csokas ... Charles Kingsleigh
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Lord Ascot
John Surman John Surman ... Colleague #1
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Storyline

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>

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [Germany] | Disney [France] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,101,023, 7 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$334,191,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,025,467,110
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first movie Tim Burton has directed for Disney since leaving the studio in the 1980s (he wrote and co-produced Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)). He worked as an animator there before becoming a director. See more »

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When Alice is riding Bayard to the Red Queen's castle, the wide shots show the dog's back moving wildly up and down with Alice. In the closeups of Alice, she is hardly moving up and down at all. See more »

Quotes

[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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Also released in a 3D version. See more »

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Grace and Favours
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Music by Richard Myhill
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Fantasy , imagination and adventures is this peculiar version based on Lewis Carrol tale
30 June 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Tim Burton film version of Lewis Carroll's classic proves the special slickness of director to create weird worlds and strange characters . Alice (Mia Wasikowska)is 19-year-old and doesn't remember nothing about her former visit on Wonderland happened 10 years ago . Then she returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends as Mad Hatter (Jhnny Depp), White Rabbit (voice of Michael Sheen), Chesshie Cat (Stephen Fry), Blue Caterpillar (voice of Alan Rickman) and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's (Helena Bonham Carter)reign of terror who helped by Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover) is fighting her sister White Queen (Anne Hathaway)for the kingdom.

Moving rendering of Lewis Carroll classic with gimmick of blending live action and computer generator puppets and 3D animation . Riveting for its casting , but overall , roller-coaster spectacle. Most of the charm and wit remains from original story in this particular version . It results to be an amusing of somewhat aloof , storytelling of children classic with a magnificent three-dimensional visual effects team at its best bring to life the following : the Cheshire cat , Blue caterpillar, the Queen of hearts, March Hare , Tweedledum and many others. Breathtaking array of technical effects with impressive set pieces illuminate the Alice's full-blown adventures. The amazing plot is pure entertainment and with interesting screenplay based on characters created by Lewis Carroll , though here Alice acts as a heroine who combats dragons , monsters and of course the evil Queen of Hearts . Episodic characters as Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts are given major boost by strong personalities from Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter . Spectacular final battle full of action , groundbreaking frames and fabulous fights . Overwhelming production design , though full of digital effects with impressive scenes and portentous images . Stirring musical score fitting perfectly to story by Danny Elfman and colorful cinematography by Dariusz Wolski . The motion picture lavishly financed by veteran producer Daryl F. Zanuck is originally directed by Tim Burton in his exceptional style. Rating : 6,5 acceptable rendition .

Other take on based on this vintage tale are the following : 1933 by Norman Z McLeod with Gary Cooper , Edward Everett Horton and Jack Oakie ; 1950 by Dallas Bower with Carol Marsh , Pamela Brown and Felix Aylmer ; 1951 by Walt Disney directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luke with voices of Sterling Holloway , Ed Wynn and Richard Haydn ; 1972 by William Sterling with Fiona Fullerton, Peter Sellers , Dudley Moore and Michael Crawford and TV version with Tina Majorino and Woopy Goldberg .


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