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Alice In Wonderland Movie

A fully restored two-disc "Masterpiece Edition" was released on January 27, 2004, including the full hour-long episode of the Disney television show with Kathryn Beaumont, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, Bobby Driscoll and others that promoted the film, computer games, deleted scenes, songs and related materials, and went into moratorium in January 2009. A year and two months later, Disney released a 2-disc special "Un-Anniversary" edition DVD on March 30, 2010 to promote the recent Tim Burton version.[39] The film was released in a Blu-ray and DVD set on February 1, 2011, to celebrate its 60th anniversary,[40] featuring a new HD restoration of the movie and many bonus features. Disney re-released the film on Blu-ray and DVD on April 26, 2016, to celebrate the film's 65th anniversary.

Alice in Wonderland Movie

Several characters of the movie make appearances throughout the Epic Mickey-games. For example, the cards are seen throughout Mickeyjunk Mountain in the original Epic Mickey, Alice appears as a statue carrying a projector screen in Epic Mickey 2 and Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat appear as unlockable characters in Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.

He explained "the goal is to try to make it an engaging movie where you get some of the psychology and kind of bring a freshness but also keep the classic nature of Alice." On prior versions, Burton said "It was always a girl wandering around from one crazy character to another, and I never really felt any real emotional connection." His goal with the new film is to give the story "some framework of emotional grounding" and "to try and make Alice feel more like a story as opposed to a series of events."[13] Burton focused on the poem "Jabberwocky" as part of his structure,[58] and refers to the described creature by the name of the poem rather than by the name "Jabberwock" used in the poem. Burton also stated that he does not see his version as either a sequel to any existing Alice film nor as a "re-imagining".[56] However, the idea of the climax of the story being Alice's battle with the Queen's champion, the Jabberwocky, was first added in the video game American McGee's Alice, and the landscape, tower, weapons and appearance of Alice in those scenes of the film are very reminiscent of the same scenes in the game.

On its first weekend, the film made $220.1 million worldwide, marking the second-largest opening ever for a movie not released during the summer or the holiday period (behind The Hunger Games), the fourth-largest for a Disney-distributed film and the fourth-largest among 2010 films.[103] It dominated for three consecutive weekends at the worldwide box office.[104][105][106][107] On May 26, 2010, its 85th day of release, it became the sixth film ever to surpass the $1 billion mark and the second film that had been released by Walt Disney Studios that did so.[108][109]

Several reviews criticized the decision to turn Alice into a "colonialist entrepreneur" at the end of the film setting sail for China.[138][139][140] Given Britain's role in the First and Second Opium Wars during the Victorian era and the foreign domination of China through "unequal treaties", China expert Kevin Slaten writes, "Not only is it troubling imagery, for a female role model in a Disney movie, but it's also a celebration of the exploitation that China suffered for a century."[141]

After the release and success of the movie, Walt Disney Pictures has announced the development of several live-action adaptations of their Animated Classics series.[148][149][150][151][152][153][154] With the exception of Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Mulan,[155][156][157] [158] and Pinocchio; The Lion King, Maleficent, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and Christopher Robin have all followed to similar box-office results with the latter four also earning critical praise. Disney has also announced the development of live-action adaptations of Fantasia,[159] The Sword in the Stone,[160] The Black Cauldron,[161] Peter Pan,[162] The Little Mermaid,[163] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,[164] Lilo & Stitch,[165] The Hunchback of Notre Dame,[166] Bambi,[167] Robin Hood,[168] Hercules,[169] and The Aristocats.[170] The company also released Cruella, a live-action spin-off of One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and has plans for live-action spin-offs of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan along with a live-action prequel to Aladdin.[171][172][173][174]

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Alice in Wonderland is an English novel by Lewis Carroll first published in 1865. Since then, it has become one of the most adapted pieces of work in history, with countless television productions and movies being made over the years. Ranging from child-friendly animations to far darker affairs, audience interest has remained strong.

As a young reader, I found Alice in Wonderland creepy and rather distasteful. Alice's adventures played like a series of encounters with characters whose purpose was to tease, puzzle and torment her. Few children would want to go to wonderland, and none would want to stay. The problem may be that I encountered the book too young and was put off by the alarming John Tenniel illustrations. Why did Alice have such deep, dark eye sockets? Why couldn't Wonderland be cozy like the world of Pooh? Watching the 1951 Disney film, I feared the Cheshire Cat was about to tell me something I didn't want to know.

Kids may enjoy the movie's silly characters, like the Mad Hatter and March Hare (especially the celebration of "unbirthdays"), and the tantrums of the despotic Queen of Hearts. Like another perennial favorite, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland is the story of a girl who thinks she wants to go somewhere exciting, but, once she gets there, spends the entire time trying to find her way home. Wonderland may be different and exciting, but its inhabitants are often rude and unfriendly, even hostile.

But, creating a classic was not always straightforward. Walt had to wait at least ten years to make his dreams of creating an Alice movie a reality, and, once he could, there were a lot of things to consider such as how Alice would speak and which characters to cut.

Disney had adored the stories by Carroll since he was a schoolboy and had wanted to make an Alice in Wonderland movie since around 1932. But, with events such as the release of Paramount's version of the tale in 1933, productions of Disney's other animated movies, and international socioeconomic issues, production kept being deterred, and Alice was temporarily shelved. Yet, Disney remained persistent to achieve his goal, and he finally began to start making the movie a reality in 1946.

The world of Wonderland is full of colorful and wild characters. In fact, there are over eighty in total, so, to include them all in a feature-length movie was not possible. Characters that were cut included the Griffin, the Mock Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, and the White Knight.

Beforehand, the Cheshire Cat was supposed to have his own original song. However, 'I'm Odd' was ultimately cut from the final picture, and the Cat was given the Jabberwocky poem instead since the character and scene of the Jabberwocky were also cut from the movie.

Disney was so keen to make an Alice movie that he bought the rights to the original illustrations from the book in 1938. Created by Sir John Tenniel, these illustrations remain iconic in the world of Wonderland to this day.

More than 750 artists and animators worked on Alice, but perhaps the most noteworthy was the artist Mary Blair. Having produced a lot of concept art for the movie, it was Blair who ultimately set the overall color palette and tone of Alice, the bright whimsical colors steering away from more muted productions like Bambi.

Emily is a Screen Rant list editor hailing from the UK. An Animation graduate from UCA Farnham, she specialized in creating stop motion movies and enjoyed writing numerous essays on some of her favorite movies, with her dissertation on the sympathetic monster characters in Tim Burton movies coming top of her class. Emily is very passionate when it comes to writing about and researching films and TV shows, with her favorite subjects including old Disney films and their history, Tim Burton movies, almost anything Batman-related, What We Do in the Shadows and anything from Jim Henson. She is also a freelance artist and often trades at shows and conventions, often taking inspiration for her art from the movies she loves to write about. To check out her artwork, visit Emily once achieved a long-term dream and met the Muppets at a Disney convention in 2015. She treasures the moment they fought over her to this day.

But the good news is that presuming Alice Through the Looking Glass was always doomed, it came out so long after the first film that Disney happened to be in a much healthier place. It has the three biggest movies of the year worldwide (The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and Captain America: Civil War) with a probably fourth entry coming in Finding Dory and a possibly fifth entry in Rogue One.

Based on the story by Lewis Carroll, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is a visual feast to behold. Starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, this movie is rated PG, and is 108 minutes long. Free popcorn!

Mia Wasikowska, whose breakthrough in America came playing a self-harming young gymnast on HBO's In Treatment, won the role of Alice over some more established names (Amanda Seyfried was also said to be high on Burton's list). The following year she gave a critically acclaimed performance as the title heroine in the latest movie adaptation of Jane Eyre. 041b061a72

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