All About Alice

Alice fell down the rabbit hole on at least seventeen different occasions, and yet Disney wants to venture down the rabbit hole once again to debut their newest Alice movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass. Producers all over the world took Lewis Carroll’s 1865 story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and put their own spin on the tale, but no producers capture Wonderland as precisely and magically as Disney does.

In 1951, Disney released the well-known animation, Alice in Wonderland. The movie goes through the dream of an imaginative girl named Alice. Alice falls asleep and dreams up Wonderland. She meets the most peculiar characters – animals that speak and dance and are completely mad – as she searches for her way back home. Alice encounters the Red Queen who threatens to cut her head off. Luckily, Alice wakes herself up out of Wonderland just in time and comes to understand the purpose of logic and reason in the world.

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Alice is just a young girl when her dreams first venture into Wonderland, but at the age of nineteen, Alice finds herself back in her magical world in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010). The plot changes in Tim Burton’s version of the movie because it is a continuation of the first Disney-produced Alice in Wonderland. Rather than searching for a way to travel home, Alice is faced with the task to save Wonderland from the Red Queen’s reign of terror by slaying the Jabberwocky. Once she does, she is able to go back home.

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Released by Walt Disney Pictures, Alice in Wonderland is the nineteenth-highest grossing film of all time.  With a movie so popular, Disney couldn’t end it there. In the summer of 2016, Walt Disney Pictures will release Alice Through the Looking Glass, also directed by Tim Burton, as a sequel to the previous Alice in Wonderland film. The cast from 2010 returns to star in this new movie. The white rabbit made a strong impact in the past Alice movies with his few, but memorable lines: “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!” Time is a reoccurring component in the Alice movies, but this upcoming movie will be all about time. It involves Alice traveling back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Disney released the trailer just a few weeks ago to give you something to pass the time as you wait in anticipation for Alice Through the Looking Glass to come to a theater near you.

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