Alice in Wonderland

(2010)

From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure "Alice in Wonderland," a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Crispin Glover; Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll's beloved "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871) with stunning, avant-garde visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history, "Alice in Wonderland" comes to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on March 5, 2010.

James Bobin in Talks to Direct ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel

James Bobin in Talks to Direct ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel

The Muppets director James Bobin is in negotiations to direct a sequel to Walt Disney Pictures' Alice in Wonderland.

We first reported on the sequel back in December, when Alice in Wonderland screenwriter Linda Woolverton signed on to write the script. No story details have been confirmed, but the working title is Into the Looking Glass.

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel Moves Forward at Disney

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel Moves Forward at Disney

Walt Disney Pictures is moving ahead on a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, with original screenwriter Linda Woolverton returning to write the follow-up. It isn't clear at this time if Tim Burton will return to direct.

Alice in Wonderland took the box office by storm in 2010, taking in $334 million domestically and just over $1 billion worldwide. It also isn't known if deals are already in place for Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen), and Anne Hathaway (White Queen) to reprise their roles.

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Seven Oscar Finalists Revealed for Best Makeup

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup category for The 83rd Academy Awards.

On Saturday, January 22, all members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

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15 Visual Effects Finalists for ‘83rd Academy Awards’ Revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards.

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‘Toy Story 3’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark

Two weeks after becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office today, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second $1 billion film this year from The Walt Disney Studios - the first studio in history to accomplish this feat. Disney first crossed the $1 billion threshold with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in 2006. Toy Story 3 becomes the only animated film to reach this milestone and the seventh title in industry history.

As of Thursday (8/26/10), Toy Story 3 tallied more than $592.9 million internationally, Disney's largest international animated release. Latin American audiences have contributed $138 million making Toy Story 3 the highest grossing Disney film ever released in the region. Toy Story 3 is the most successful UK release in Disney history and currently stands as the fourth biggest title in territory history with $102.4 million in box office receipts so far. In Japan, the film has taken in $111.2 million and spent five consecutive weeks as the #1 movie. Toy Story 3 currently ranks as the #7 film in global box office history and domestically ranks #9 with $404.6 million in receipts to date.

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ Tops the DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Tim Burton's new remake held off a classic movie monster remake to top the home video charts in its first week on the shelves. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alice in Wonderland debuted in the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts, for the week ending June 6. Alice in Wonderland came to DVD less than three months after it debuted in theaters, with a domestic tally of $333.2 million at the box office.

The closest competitor to Alice in Wonderland was really no competition at all, with The Wolfman debuting in a distant second place on the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts. It was said that Alice in Wonderland outsold The Wolfman by a four-to-one margin on the DVD charts and a five-to-one margin on the BD charts. It was also reported that 37% of Alice in Wonderland's total sales were in the Blu-ray format, a rather high figure for a family film.

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EXCLUSIVE: Richard D. Zanuck Goes Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Alice and Wonderland’

Lately it seems like the word legend is thrown around pretty frequently but never has it been more perfectly apt then when used to describe Hollywood producer Richard D. Zanuck. Born into a show business dynasty as the son of former head of 20th Century Fox, Daryl Zanuck, he made a name for himself in 1975 when he collaborated with director Steven Spielberg to essentially create the summer blockbuster with the film Jaws. Since then Zanuck has produced some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed films of his generation including The Verdict, Cocoon and Road To Perdition but it was '1989s Driving Miss Daisy, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Picture. Recently Zanuck has stayed very busy producing hit films like Yes Man, The Book of Eli and Clash of the Titans, but it his relationship with visionary director Tim Burton that excites the seventy-five year old producer the most.

Richard D. Zanuck: Well I actually want to get involved in everything that Tim is doing because it is, particularly at this point in my career, it's very stimulating for me to watch his imagination run wild with these tales. When I say wild I don't mean undisciplined it's just he has such incredible vision and the way he puts everything a little off center, its just fascinating to watch and I've enjoyed these last five pictures with him. It's been a wonderful experience. But the secret to Alice in Wonderland, and what attracted both of us actually was the product of the writer Linda Woolverton who wrote this and had the basic concept. The secret to it was making Alice an older girl, a young lady and that provided, and I hate to use the word arc but for lack of a better word it provided that character to start off in one place, experience a whole different set of experiences and then come back at the end a different, stronger personality.

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Tim Burton on Directing ‘Alice in Wonderland’

The filmmaker talks about his blockbuster film out on DVD and Blu-ray next week.