Finally got my hands on some really huge copies of Alice in Wonderland concept art, production art, and film stills, among other things. I'll be posting these over the next week or so because there is a lot of it. What we have here is Cheshire Cat, the Knave of Hearts, the March Hare, a Mushroom Forest, the White Rabbit, and two concept sketches by Tim Burton. One of these is the Red Queen and is very similar to this piece of concept art we ran a long time ago. I don't know for sure about all of the rest, but a lot of these are by Michael Kutsche, who is really an amazing artist. The Cheshire Cat picture on the top, in particular would make a great desktop wallpaper. (Source: Disney)
I don't know about you, but I'm thinking that things are going to be pretty busy on this blog between now and March 5. We have here the new Avril Lavigne single for the Almost Alice Soundtrack of the coming Tim Burton movie.
Here are the covers for the different versions of the Alice in Wonderland video game, which are available for pre-order here. These are all slated for release on March 2, 2010. I got good-quality versions of this just for you.
As expected, a new "Wonderland Wednesday" trailer is up on the Disney official website. I've embedded the YouTube copy above. To get the original on Disney's website, you have to skip (or watch) the intro and then go to the video section. These are a little bitter-sweet because there really isn't any real new footage. We'll embed this as soon as it hits YouTube.
Happy birthday to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who was born on this day, January 27, in 1832. Besides being a famous English author who went by the pen name Lewis Carroll, Dodgson was also a mathematician, a photographer, and an Anglican deacon. He is best known for his word play, nonsense stories and poems. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass. Here is a wikipedia page on Lewis Carroll. Dodgson died on the 14th of January, 1898.
Here's a press release about upcoming Alice in Wonderland 2010 ad spots leading up to the movie release:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is teaming up with sister networks ABC, ESPN and ABC FAMILY for a week-long, cross-network extravaganza that will send viewers straight down the rabbit hole with “ALICE IN WONDERLAND.” The stunt provides 60-second first-looks customized for each network, all of which will air between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6, 2010. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen footage from visionary director Tim Burton’s 3D theatrical motion-picture event, the first looks will culminate with a spectacular Super Bowl spot on Feb. 7, 2010. Entitled “Tick-Tock,” this action-packed spot features intense imagery and a few surprises from Burton’s Wonderland.
“We wanted to kick off our television campaign for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in a big way,” says David Singh, executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “With Tim Burton at the helm and a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and rising star Mia Wasikowska, the film already has a passionate following. Fans are eager to step into the incredible 3D Wonderland that Burton has created and get a glimpse at what he’s done with these brilliant characters, and we’re ready to give it to them.”
FIRST LOOK SCHEDULE
“Desperate Housewives,” Jan. 31, 9/8c
“The Bachelor,” Feb. 1, 8/7c
2010 NFL Pro Bowl, Jan. 31, 7:20ET
NBA NUGGETS/LAKERS game, Feb. 5, 10:30ET
“Greek,” Feb. 1, 10/9c
“The Parent Trap,” Feb. 6, 8/7c
Cross-network promo spots for the stunt begin on Jan. 26, 2010. The campaign will be supported, and the creative maximized on the studio’s online/social networking sites including Facebook (Facebook.com/Disney), Twitter (Twitter.com/disneypictures), You Tube (YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers), Disney.com and more.
Wonderland Wednesdays on You Tube. Walt Disney Studios UK has a high quality version of the trailer with Johnny Depp commentary that was released last week PLUS it says that if you subscribe, you will receive announcements of new clips to be released every Wednesday. I looked for the same in the regular Disney You Tube channel, but it looks like either my You Tube browsing talents are not up snuff, or it's only on Disney' UK channel.
Also, there are a bunch of sites with new Alice in Wonderland images - mostly of production art - here and here.
I don't usually post on weekends, but this here looks like a leak and so it seems to me that it might not be up for very long. It's the 3OH!3 track from Almost Alice, which you probably already know is the soundtrack album for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland featuring different bands. There is also a soundtrack which is the score by Danny Elfman. Both are available for pre-order. For Almost Alice click here. For the Score Soundtrack, click here.
I also usually post items like this without comment, but for anybody who forgets that Alice 2010 is a Disney movie, this track is quite the harsh reminder. Phew what a stinker of a pop song.
The Nucleus Gallery is having a show of art inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The picture above is by artist Alina Chau. Here are the details on the website of Nucleus. via 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 February 27, 2010 - March 29, 2010 Opening Reception / Feb 27, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
There is also news that Tim Burton will be doing an alternative version of Sleeping Beauty titled Maleficent. The press has responded with lots of chatter and of course everyone expects the title role to be filled by - you guessed it - Helena Bonham Carter.
As March draws closer (it's only a month and a half away) more news items relating to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland are appearing. This latest is a line of Alice-inspired clothing by designer Sue Wong. More info is available here at the Disney Blog.
Publisher Dynamite is releasing a hard cover graphic novel adaptation of Alice in Wonderland due out in February of 2010. Apparently this is an adaptation which tried to stay true to the original Lewis Carroll tale. It is available for pre-order on Amazon. Complete Alice In Wonderland Volume 1: Alice's Adventures
First Off: First Showing received a promotional package for the movie. I was wondering if Disney would do this for Tim Burton's Alice 2010, and here it is. Looks like the Dish Rag also got one.
Next, Pete Wentz and Mark Hoppus have announced that they contributed a track to the Soundtrack of the movie.
Also belonging in the topic of "I don't know how I missed this, exactly." is new (to me) merchandise from Hot Topic. They have: tote bags, micro raschel throws, key chains, t-shirts. necklaces, hats hair clips, v-neck tees, hoodies, earrings, belt buckles, key caps, pin sets, raglan tees, gloves, lockets, knee-high socks, rings, journals, scetchbooks, calendars, lunch boxes, and wallets.
A long long time ago, I posted some furniture that looked like it belonged in Alice in Wonderland, and now here is furniture that looks very much like it but with the price tags. Whew! This is some expensive furniture. Click the link but make sure you're sitting down first. Via
I'm not sure how, but it looks like I missed another trailer for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. This one was posted two weeks ago and is introduced by Mia Wasikowska. It looks like the last trailer I posted, but has more footage of Alice, instead of being focused on the Hatter.