Alice In Wonderland• 19-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 Queens reign of terror.• Director: Tim Burton• Writers: Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)• Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter• Soundtrack: Main soundtrack song ‘Alice’ is sung by popular artist Avril Lavigne
Awards and Fun Facts • Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 40 nominations!Fun Facts• Before creating the White Rabbit, animators spent a day at a rabbit shelter for abandoned rabbits, observing the animals and shooting photo reference footage to ensure they captured the nuances of rabbits chewing and wriggling their noses.• Very few real sets were built for Wonderland. In fact, only three versions of the Round Hall (where Alice ends up after falling down the rabbit hole) and the Red Queen’s dungeon were practical sets. The rest were created digitally.• A special 4K hi-def camera called a Dulsa with 4,000 lines of resolution was used to shoot Helena Bonham Carter’s Red Queen to enable her head to be blown up to twice its size in post-production without losing any image quality.
Reviews• The special effects are brilliant. Even if you dont enjoy the plot, Alice in Wonderland looks amazing.• Mia Wasikowska confirms herself as a hugely impressive actress in Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland.• This is a loose, enjoyable and safe spin on the books, with familiar characters doing familiar things.
ProductionProduction Companies:• Walt Disney Pictures (presents)• Roth Films (as A Roth Films Production)• Team Todd (as A Team Todd Production)• Zanuck Company, The ( as A Zanuck Company Production)Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
The Films OrginsAlice in Wonderland is a 2010 American computer -animated /live action fantasy adventure film.• The film is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 fantasy novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.• Despite its short theatrical release window and mixed reviews, the film is the ninth highest grossing film of all time as of October 2011.• It grossed over $1.02 billion worldwide, and at the 83rd Academy Awards it won Best Art Direcion and Best Costume Design
The Finance• Production Budget: $200,000,000• Opening Weekend: £10,555,220 (UK)• Gross: $1,024,299,904 (Worldwide)• Alice in Wonder Land was the first movie In 2010 to gross £10m. Alice in Wonderland took more then £10m in the first three days!
Boycott• The UK’s three big cinema chains – Odeon, Vue and Cineworld initially threatened to boycott Alice In Wonderland in protest against Disney’s plan to shorten the DVD release date.• Disney wanted to release the DVD just 3 months after the cinema openings, instead of waiting the customary four months.• They reached an agreement of the cinema’s could show Tim Burton’s 3D fantasia on its screens, just hours before the films world premiere in London.