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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Oh!! Thanks!
    Now I've got something to read at work! Lol!!!
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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    ALIASd, you didn't mention that Helena Bonham Carter is set to play the Red Queen.

    Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway Join Alice In Wonderland | The Movie Blog

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    The article did mention both casting announcements.

    Although they failed to mention that Bonham-Carter's included on-set daycare duties.

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    With "Alice in Wonderland," the defining pop-culture version of the story for modern American audiences is the 1954 Disney animated adaptation with its little blond Alice in her blue dress with white pinafore. That film was met with acidic reviews by the literary world (especially in England) for its bland and blunted vision of the Carroll classic. Burton is not a fan of the film, either, and, as with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," it appears his mission is to reclaim a children's classic, resharpen its edges and remind everyone that sapping the weirdness out of a tale often renders it flat and forgettable.

    "It's a funny project. The story is obviously a classic with iconic images and ideas and thoughts. But with all the movie versions, well, I've just never seen one that really had any impact to me. It's always just a series of weird events. Every character is strange and she's just kind of wandering through all of the encounters as just a sort of observer. 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.' And, you know, getting to do it in 3-D fits the material quite well. So I'm excited about making it a new version but also have the elements that people expect when they think of the material."

    I told Burton he's right, the Disney movie is a meandering tour of a funhouse without any gripping story arc. "Yeah, I know, it's just, 'Oh, this character's weird' and 'Oh, that character's weird.' I can't really recall a version where I felt really engaged by it. So that's the goal, just to try to give it a gravity that most film versions haven't had."

    How easy was it to persuade Depp to conjure up yet another enigmatic oddball? "He loves doing that. That's never a problem. He doesn't like to be the same way twice. That's good, it always keeps it fresh and all. And he likes the material we have here and he gets it. It's nice to have people involved that are fans of the material and all."
    Tim Burton talks about Johnny Depp, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Dark Knight' | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Well, Tim Burton is pretty amazing. Is Johhny Depp going to play the Mad Hatter? I just hope they don't make him look like Willy Wonka. As far as Helena Bonham Carter playing the Queen of Hearts, UMM, maybe, but she is a bit weird. I know she's Burton's wife, but she always looks too pale on screen. Of course Danny Elfman HAS to do the soundtrack.

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    This will quite possibly be the one to get all the Oscars, Messers Burton, Depp, Elfman, & Ms. Bonham-Carter so justly deserve
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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    wouldn't Tim Curry make a wonderful Cheshire cat???? I just found out that's his nickname....he'd be perfect for the role!




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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    I just saw the 1999 tv version of Alice a couple nights ago, with this cast:


    Robbie Coltrane... Ned Tweedledum
    Whoopi Goldberg... Cheshire Cat
    Ben Kingsley... Major Caterpillar
    Christopher Lloyd... White Knight
    Pete Postlethwaite... Carpenter
    Miranda Richardson... Queen of Hearts / Society Woman
    Martin Short... Mad Hatter / Chinless Idiot
    Peter Ustinov... Walrus
    George Wendt... Fred Tweedledee
    Gene Wilder... Mock Turtle
    Tina Majorino... Alice
    Ken Dodd... Mr. Mouse
    Jason Flemyng... Sir Jack, the Knave of Hearts / Cad
    Sheila Hancock... Cook
    Simon Russell Beale... King of Hearts / Society Man
    Liz Smith... Miss Lory
    Elizabeth Spriggs... Duchess
    Donald Sinden... The Gryphon (voice)
    Joanna Lumley... Tiger Lily (voice)
    Richard Coombs... The White Rabbit (voice)
    Kiran Shah... The White Rabbit
    Francis Wright... The March Hare (voice)
    Adrian Getley... The March Hare, The Gryphon

    (Partial list from imdb )

    Whoopi as the Cheshire Cat???? Interesting that Gene Wilder was in this version
    But this version just wasn't that good. Hope Tim does better.

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Crispin Glover joins 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Actor to play Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's adaptation

    By Borys Kit
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    Oct 24, 2008, 12:00 AM ET


    Crispin Glover (Getty Images photo)

    Crispin Glover has signed on to play the Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" for Disney.

    Glover joins Mia Wasikowska as Alice and a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Burton is using a combination of live action and performance-capture technology to tell the Lewis Carroll story.

    The APA-repped Glover is no stranger to performance-capture technology: He worked in the medium for "Beowulf."

    In "Alice," the Knave of Hearts is put on trial for stealing the Queen of Hearts' tarts and is defended by Alice.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3icc3b73373ecfd4eb716cb15642adb685

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Very interesting! Sounds like they will be mixing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Through The Looking Glass. I wonder if they are just going to mix in characters from both, or tell both stories in sequence. Either way, I can't help but look forward to it!




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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Excellent! I sincerely hope they get everyone they intended for the individual roles, the more I hear about this film, the more excited I get!

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Cool! I'm a Crispin Glover fan from way back!

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Danny Elfman signed for 'Alice in Wonderland'

    By Mikael Carlsson
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    October 20, 2008

    After a temporary break with the musical Sweeney Todd (where additional scoring duties were assigned to Alex Heffes), Danny Elfman and Tim Burton will work together again on Alice in Wonderland. This will be their 13th film together. Burtonís film version of the classic Lewis Carroll story stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, and it will feature a combination of live action and performance-capture technology. Additional cast includes Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Produced by Joe Roth, Richard D. Zanuck and Jennifer and Suzanne Todd, the film will be released by Walt Disney Pictures in March, 2010.
    Danny Elfman Signed For “Alice in Wonderland”*|*Film Music Magazine

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    Re: Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    DeadMenDoTellTails was the first to post the picture here at Micechat - And it's possible he was the first one to post it anywhere on the internet, on 11-16-08. There is also a separate topic started just for the picture.

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