Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Mad Tea Party - Animation and Fashion plus Award

Because today is Wednesday there will be a fascinating high resolution picture for every visitor. Please pick up your picture from the concierge.

More Alice in Wonderland inspired fashion via Melbourne Fashionista. Lookeng Good.

Stop Motion Works briefly discusses the methods of animation being used in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and provides a little history about the animation in Burton's Mars Attacks. Apparently, it's been announced that there will be very little stop motion animation in Alice 2010. Stop Motion Works is understandably upset about it, considering.

Stop Motion Works provides a link to a rather venomous attack on the Tim Burton movie, titled "Alice's Adventures in Mediocrity". I thought this might be worth reading until he said he loved Big Fish and hated Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I just can't get into the head space of someone like that. BUT click this link if you want to read a tiresomely long tirade against Alice 2010, Disney, Tim Burton and his girlfriend, and yet another person dragging out the old saw about Carroll's supposed drug use. Please see this here article debunking the myth.

*Whew* OK now that's out of the way, I will say, for the record, that I'm an Alice in Wonderland fan and I'm OK with the idea of Tim Burton re-imagining Alice in Wonderland. My best hope is that it'll be good like Sleep Hollow. That is to say, very entertaining and close to the spirit of the original story but with an identity of its own. I'm hoping for that.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the movie? Leave a comment below.

Back to the good news: Anne Hathaway won a Teen Choice award in the category of "Choice Movie Actress Comedy" for her part in Bride Wars. Her award shelf must be getting rather full lately.

Let's talk about Alice in Wonderland inspired jewelry. Here are some kind of expensive Tarina Tarantino Queen Alice Cameo Crystal Earrings. Also, a nice Cheshire Cat charm bracelet charm. That seems redundant, but there it is.

Last, here's a fascinating Etsy shop, Untamed Menagerie with some Alice in Wonderland and Fairy Tale type jewelry and gifts. Via

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Alex James said...

Hi there;

I just wanted to take the opportunity to respond to some of your comments, since I'm the tiresome cat who wrote the Mediocrity blog (I can't argue with that, by the way -- I'm notoriously long-winded).

I didn't want to give the impression that I'm knocking Tim Burton as a director; I tried to convey that I like a lot of his work, I just don't think the direction he's going with "Alice" is going to be to my liking.

I'm a HUGE Lewis Carroll fan (and thank you for providing that link to the myth debunking -- I spent hours looking for some kind of definitive proof that he wasn't actually a drug addict, because I never believed he was). But like I said in the post, "Alice" genuinely terrified me as a child, and I was really hoping to see something a little darker in the new incarnation.

As far as Depp and Carter go, both great actors, and I wasn't trying to shit on them either. However -- I *do* hate Disney. There's no getting around that. And Pee Wee Herman always creeped me out.

I probably came off a little harsher than I needed to be, but that's sort of what I do. Regardless, always good to get a little rousing debate out of our blogging, no? Thanks for your thoughts!

Alex James

Dark Alice said...

Thanks for stopping by. There are a lot of people who are worried about and for this movie, and I'm one of them. LOL. I did think your article was interesting enough to post and blab on about myself.

Xochitl said...

Not afraid of new things, especially in regards to Alice. I'm looking forward to all the new movies (Tim Burton's Alice, SyFy Alice, American McGee alice, etc.)

Xochitl said...

By the way, have you seen the new Disney's inspired fashion or
Tim Burton inspired fashion for Halloween?...