Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cheshire Cat Paper Toy Instructions

Just a quick note to let everybody know that there are now more detailed step by step instructions available for the Cheshire Cat paper toy I posted here. You can also use this link, here to download them.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Toys from Funko

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Special Deal on Alice in Wonderland Tickets

You guys are all going to think that all I want to do is get you to buy tickets though my website, but, Hey! This is new to me and I'm sure somebody here would like to know. For a limited time, when you purchase tickets to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland through Fandango, you get a free mp3 download of a song from the Almost Alice soundtrack and up to 200 bonus points in the Disney Movie Rewards program.

Unfortunately, you have to jump through a few hoops to get there, like registering for a free membership account with Disney Movie Rewards, but I did it in a couple of minutes and got my download. Click here to get tickets.

Previously: I got my Advance Tickets!

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Camille Rose Garcia Illustrated Alice

My giveaway of the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia ended today and I wanted to write up a review of the book, which you can purchase here on Amazon.

Camille Rose Garcia's Alice

When the publisher, It Books, approached me about doing a giveaway for this book, I was immediately excited, because I like art and have been a fan of Camille Rose Garcia for a number of years. She does creepy fairytale type art and books. I was also really excited to find that they wanted to send me a review copy.

Camille Rose Garcia's White Rabbit

This book is really beautifully made. I collect books and wish that I could say that I only have a small collection! These days, I have to be selective about what books I keep and then the rest I take to the used book store. This book is definitely in the keeper category! A great deal of care has been put into making it the kind of item a book-loving sort of person can get into. The jacket is beautifully illustrated and has glossy spot varnish on the black areas, and a capital A has been debossed in foil on the front cover of the book. If I had any wish for the book, I would have liked a different typeface for the text, because the text ends up looking a bit small. But that's my only real complaint. It has beautiful endpapers (I love it when a publisher pays attention to details like endpapers), and the pages of the book have been printed to look aged, which is a charming touch.

Camille Rose Garcia's Cheshire Cat

For me, though, the real magic of the book are the illustrations. Garcia's work is beautiful, playful, and haunting, which is very fitting for an edition of Alice in Wonderland. The characters in the illustrations are emotionally expressive and inventive. Her artwork really speaks to me, and is reminiscent of some of my favorite book illustrators of the early 20th Century. So artists such as Frank C. Pape, Mahlon Blaine, Felix Lorioux and even Edmund Dulac. I'm sure that a lot of people already have an edition of Alice in Wonderland on their shelf. The reason to add this book to your collection would be Camille Rose Garcia's illustrations.

On a final note, Camille Rose Garcia will be doing a book signing tour in March. She will be visiting LA, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Check here for dates and locations.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Illustrated Editions

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Got my Tickets! I'm Ready for My Very Important Date

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starts next week! I got my tickets (for a very special guest and me) already via Fandango. I don't usually get tickets this far in advance, but at the same time, I didn't want to miss it on the first night. There is a small extra charge, but it isn't as eye-popping as some other ticket vendors I could name, which I think are a rip-off, and it saves you from standing in line the night of the show. Click here to get advance tickets for Alice in Wonderland.

Previously: Pre-order Advance Tickets to Alice in Wonderland

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mad Hatter on Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Inside is an interview with both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp on such topics as when they first worked together, and what kinds of roles Depp has performed and wants to perform. There is a separate article available on their website. (Thanks to the folks at EW for sending this to me!)

Previously: Mad Hatter Medicom Figures

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Thursday Brings Concept Art, Challenges, and Giveaways

The LA Times blog has an interview with one of the character development artists who worked on Tim Burton's film, Michael Kutsche, who we've mentioned before, here and here.

Get your crafty self on with this challenge blog dedicated to making cards related to Alice in Wonderland. (Thanks to Corinne for the tip!)

UK readers may be interested in details on a Mad Hatter Benefit Party happening at Jamm in Brixton.

If you live in the California Bay Area, you'll probably be interested in signing up for a ticket giveaway to see Alice in Wonderland at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco.

Previously: Loads of Alice Art

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Wonderland Wednesdays Yesterday

Like last week, here are two new video clips from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Wow! The movie is almost a week away!!!

Previously: Last Week's Wonderland Wednesday

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Watch the World Premier Streaming Thursday Feb 25

(Event is over so I took the stream down.)

Last week we provided access to live streaming video of the Alice in Wonderland red carpet event, and this week we have the world premiere in London on Thursday, Feb 25. You can watch here courtesy of Ustream. The stream is also available at
Ustream's Alice Site..

The live premiere webcast will begin at 8:30 AM Pacific time (that's 11:30 AM Eastern. Shown via stream will be exclusive access to all areas, including interviews with Alice in Wonderland’s all-star cast on the red carpet. Expected to attend are: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, and Tim Burton.

In addition, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will also be attending the Alice in Wonderland world premiere in aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts at London’s Leicester Square.

Previously: Alice 2010 World Premiere in London

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beautiful Alice in Wonderland Art

Alice with cards and Dodo by Casey Weldon. Prints are available for purchase here.

Visit Cory Godbey's blog to see awesome work in progress and finished Alice in Wonderland art.

The Kei Acedera Cheshire Cat contest I posted about earlier has finished and the winners have been announced. There are some really cool drawings! (Kei Acedera did character designs for the Tim Burton movie.)

All of these are via.

Previously: Kei Acedera Cheshire Cat Contest

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Helena Bonham Carter on Late Late Show

Parts one and two. Looks like I missed this one last week. Thanks to Sarah B. for alerting me!

Previously: Delicious Photo of Helena Bonham Carter

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Disney Unable to Reach Deal With Odeon Cinemas

I know I know - I declared that I wouldn't watch any more video about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, but here are Matt Lucas (Tweedledum and Tweedledee) and Michael Sheen (the White Rabbit) talking about their roles at a news conference. Via

The BBC is reporting that Odeon Cinemas in the UK will not be screening Alice in Wonderland due to a disagreement over when the DVDs will be released. (It does look like Cineworld cinemas and The Vue chain will show the movie.)

Ireland's website, has details about a ticket giveaway.


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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Latest Alice Clip

I've declared a media blackout as far as what I've been watching, but here is the newest of Alice clips. Don't tell me what's happening!

Previously: Wonderland Wednesdays!

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Alice Live Ultimate Fan Event Recap

Unfortunately, my "real life" got in the way of watching the Alice in Wonderland live event that happened on Friday. Apparently, 400,000 viewers showed up to watch the show, which streamed live via the Alice in Wonderland MySpace page. Fan Site has more photos of the live event.

Check out this cool Alice-inspired jewelry.

Disney has released a limited edition (or 500) Alice in Wonderland mouse ear hat.

The LA Times Blog goes into further detail of the growing friction between the movie theaters and Disney over when the DVD release of Alice in Wonderland will happen. It looks like AMC may join the boycott. A petition has been started which basically takes the position of the theaters. You can sign the petition here.

Previously: Disney Couture Alice Rabbit Bangle Bracelet

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Review of Two Older Versions of Alice

(If haven't seen it and think that you'll want to watch the 1951 Disney animated version of Alice in Wonderland, you should skip the first half of this video, because it is spoiler-tastic.) For, James Rolfe of Cinemassacre reviews two older versions of Alice in Wonderland. The 1951 Disney animated version, and a 1985 live action made for TV version.

Previously: 1981 Russian Animated Version of Alice in Wonderland

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Ultimate Fan Event is Today

Just a quick reminder that the live event for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is happening today at 5 PM Pacific time, and will be streaming live at the movie's MySpace page. A few bands set to perform include 30H!3, Metro Station, Never Shout Never, Kerli. Look for a special appearance from Tim Burton.

Previously: Live Event February 19, 2010

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Pre-Show Red Carpet and Backstage via Ustream

Come back here at 5:00 PM Pacific time to check out the pre-show show!!!

Previously: Disney Live Event February 19

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm Late I'm Late For Wonderland Wednesdays

Here is the latest installment of Wonderland Wednesday. I've got a better system for getting this earlier worked out.

Previously: Wonderland Wednesday Number 3

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Ultimate Fan Party Red Carpet Stream - See it Here

You're probably already aware that this Friday, February 19, in Los Angeles, there will be a live event for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Fans will be able to watch the event via MySpace, here. In addition, you can come here before the event at 5:00 PM Pacific time to see the pre-show red carpet webcast and backstage interviews, which are being streamed by Ustream. If you don't want to come back here (although you certainly are welcome - it's my unbirthday that day), you will also be able to catch it at the official Ustream Alice in Wonderland page.

Previously: Tim Burton's Alice Live Event

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Giant Gallery of Huge Photos of Alice

Here is the motherload. Really, there are so many production photos here that it almost makes a person not want any of them. And they're all high-resolution. Here is a Bandersnatch.

Check out this amazing cake - it's more of a 1951 Disney Alice in Wonderland cake, and is very awesome.

Previously: Party Ideas, Including Cupcakes

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Nintendo Wii and DS Screenshots

I don't usually go so picture-heavy but here are some screen shots from the upcoming Alice in Wonderland video games for the Nintendo Wii and DS. I see some Cheshire Cat in there, along with all the other likely suspects. These will be available March 2 (but of course, you can pre-order them here: DS version - Wii version - PC version). I really like the graphic style on the DS screen grabs and the trailer. It makes me want to go get one so I give it a try. (Source: Disney Interactive Studios)

Previously: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Video Games

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Giveaway: Mad Hatter Bobblehead and White Rabbit Plush

Good news! I have a bunch of Alice in Wonderland bobbleheads and plushes which I will be giving away courtesy of FunKo. Here is the first batch. It's been pretty easy to enter these giveaways so far, so this time I'm asking everyone to name their favorite Alice in Wonderland character or scene in the book. For example, you might like the Pool of Tears best. Or maybe your favorite character is the Bandersnatch.

What is up for grabs: A Funko Mad Hatter Bobblehead and White Rabbit Plush.

Who will win: Two winners will be selected. One will get the Mad Hatter and the other will get the White Rabbit. To enter, leave a comment on this post with your favorite character or scene from Alice in Wonderland. If you are logged in to Google make sure your email is visible in your profile. Otherwise make sure that you leave an email address. (I've been trying to find a way around this and can't. If anybody knows of a way to add an email field to the Blogger comment form, please let me know!) Entrants must live in the US or Canada (my apologies to everybody else).

When and how the winner will be chosen: The giveaway ends two weeks away at midnight, on Tuesday, March 2. The winners will be selected randomly using random numbers generated by

Notification: Winners will be notified by email.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Barbie

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Dutch Cinemas Revolt and Alice Unscripted Interviews

More bad news for Disney in their bid to shorten the theater run of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, a group of Dutch cinema companies has thrown down the gauntlet and will not be showing the movie. Theaters in the UK are still threatening to boycott the movie as well. Apparently, they have stopped selling advance tickets.

In the good news department, go here if you have a question for Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and/or Anne Hathaway.

Did I run this one already? I can't find it if i did. - The LA Weekly has costume ideas for Alice in Wonderland parties.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Costume Ideas

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alice Can Be Risque

Artist Tigz Rice is self-publishing a book which is a story about a young girl's experiences with cocaine addiction as seen through the Wonderland looking glass. It is available here on her Etsy shop.

LA Weely has NSFW Slides of a Alice in Wonderland themed burlesque and cabaret show at Bordello in Los Angeles.

Previously: Was Lewis Carrol on Drugs?

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A Duo of Trailers for Video Games


Trailers for the Wii and DS video games to go with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. These are now available for purchase - buy them here! It's interesting how the Wii version has a pretty good likeness of Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Via

You're almost too late: Kei Acedera, who did concept art for the movie, is having a Cheshire Cat art contest, here. Via

Previously: Alice Video Games

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Barbie

Almost without warning (at least it seems that way to me) Mattel has come out with a Tim Burton Mad Hatter doll. Amazon will have it in April BUT Entertainment Earth has it in stock and shipping now.
While we're on the topic of merchandise for the Disney movie, make sure you're sitting down when you check out the price of this Swarovski Austrian crystal studded, gold plate and resin Disney Couture Alice Rabbit Bangle Bracelet.

Previously: Tim Burton's Alice Tonner Dolls

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Tokio Hotel and Kerli's Single, Strange

Tokio Hotel and Kerli's single, Strange, from the Almost Alice soundtrack.

The Times online has an article on Jenny Woolf's book, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll (Warning: it contains a spoiler.) Sign up for my giveaway of this book, here.

Wired has a video interview with Johnny Depp about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, which I haven't watched (I'm avoiding these now).

Previously: Preview the Almost Alice Soundtrack

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Giveaway: The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

Note: This giveaway has ended.

Good news! I am pleased to announce a giveaway of this new book, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, by Jenny Woolf, courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

What is up for grabs: A hardcover copy of the book.

Who will win: One winner will be selected. Simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure that you leave an email address. If you are logged in to Google make sure your email is visible in your profile. Entrants must live in the US or UK (sorry).

When and how the winner will be chosen: The giveaway ends at midnight, on Friday, February 26. The winner will be selected randomly using a random number generated by

Notification: Winner will be notified by email.

For the impatient, get the book on Amazon: The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

Previously: New Book - The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

This giveaway is being promoted on among other places.

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15 Alice in Wonderland Crafts and Recipes

Many thanks to adub3n who sent in a photo of this Cheshire Cat paper toy he made with his daughter from our model, available here. They did a really good job on it. I love the mysterious lighting.

Check out these cool Alice-inspired crafts projects. Included are cup-cake toppers, envelopes, Valentine's Day cards, edible teacups, bookmarks, bookplates, shrink charms, felt flowers, picture frames, stickers, and door hangers. Thanks to Nancie for the tip!

As we reported a couple days ago, Disney is reducing the time between the release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and when it becomes available on DVD and on-demand video. The theater chains are not pleased.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tickets are Available Now for Tim Burton's Alice

Just a quick note: If you're looking for where to get tickets to your local showing, they are now available on Fandango.

I've got mine!!!

Previously: Giant Alice in Wonderland Movie Poster

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Alice, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and White Rabbit Bobbles

These have been marked as "coming soon" for a long time, but are now finally available on Amazon. Click here to check out the White Rabbit, Alice, Mad Hatter, and Cheshire Cat Wacky Wobbler bobble head figures from FunKo toys.

Previously: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Tonner Dolls are Coming

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Live Event February 19 for Alice

File this under "old news" that I'm just catching up with: There will be a live event on February 19 at Hollywood and Highland to promote Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Present will be Tim Burton himself, and several soon-to-be-announced cast members. There will also be live music by bands featured on the Almost Alice soundtrack. More details here. Fans are encouraged to show up in costume. The event will be be streamed live here on MySpace.

Previously: Alice Doll and Plush Show

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mad Hatter Featurette with More Footage and Commentary

Alice in Wonderland Exclusive Mad Hatter Featurette in HD

Trailer Park Movies | MySpace Video

OK all of you are going to have to start watching these for me because I'm worried that I'll see the whole movie before it comes. I hope you'll do me that favor.

In other news, the Alice in Wonderland branch of the online Disney Store is open for business.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Frumious Bandersnatch

Really really ridiculously cool concept drawing of the Bandersnatch for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. By Bobby Chiu. (Source: Disney)

Previously: After The Fact Concept Art

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More! More! More! How Do You Like It

New large photos of Mia Wasikowska on a fan site. Here is my favorite, above.

Two pages of Alice in Wonderland illustrations from various sources: One. Two.

There is a fight brewing concerning how many weeks Tim Burton's movie will run in theaters in the UK and how soon it will be available for video on demand outlets.

Previously: Movie Posters

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Monday, February 8, 2010

New Book on Lewis Carroll

Author Jenny Woolf has written a book about Lewis Carroll which attempts to shed light on his private life. Check out Woolf's website here, with more information about the book. Also see her blog and Facebook page.

Get the book on Amazon: The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

Previously: Illustrated Alice in Wonderland Books

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What?!?! Disney iPhone Alice Game Now Available

Thanks to Nancie for this tip: The Disney Alice in Wonderland iPhone "Lite" version is now available in the iPhone App Store. Unfortunately, the game play seems a little dreary to me. It's the kind of game where you walk and jump and do things to get past puzzles.

What piqued my interest, however, was the splash screen. The "Buy Tickets" button on the top left does not currently get you to a place where you can get Alice in Wonderland tickets, but maybe sometime in the next couple of weeks? The most interesting thing here is the Journal. The Journal is basically a scavenger hunt where you have to collect a number of game-world and real-world things.

When you collect items, they become unlocked. So for example, in the GPS area of the Journal, you actually have to travel to place listed and unlock it there. The game uses the GPS built into the phone to unlock the item. There are four categories of items to unlock. The first is in-game.

There are three items in this screen. It looks like as a person plays the game, they can unlock these.

The GPS section has five items to unlock, and a person would have to do a lot of traveling to get them all. Needed are visits to the Alice's Wonderland at the Disneyland Resort, the Tea Party in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Alice's Curious Labyrinth in Disneyland Paris, the Tea Party in Hong Kong Disneyland, and Alice's Tea Party in Tokyo Disneyland.

The photo section requires that you upload the hinted-at photos to your iPhone or take pictures of them using the camera. It's pretty obvious which ones you need from the hints. I already got two of them.

Last, there is a date section, where you have to wait for the correct calendar day to activate each item. The first is the date in 1865 that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published. The second is what date the Disney movie was release in 1951. The last is what date Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is being released.

Here are the two wallpapers I unlocked in the photo section.


Seeing as how it would take some doing for a single person to unlock all of these I propose that as people unlock them, they email them to me and I'll post them! (I'll give you credit, of course!)

Previously: Alice Video Game Covers

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Aniticipation, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

Anne Hathaway photos and interview in the March issue of GQ UK. Some details here. Fan site got their hands on some high-resolution copies of these.

Guardian UK interviews Helena Bonham Carter with some Alice-inspired photos.

Check out a blog post of Alice in Wonderland movie anticipation, with fan art.

Finally: The SyFy Alice in Wonderland Miniseries DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon. Release date is March 2.

Previously: SyFy Alice Miniseries Trailer

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Almost Alice Song Previews Up on Disney Site

The Official Disney site for Alice in Wonderland has previews of the Almost Alice songs up for your listening enjoyment. The album won't be released until March 2, but is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

Previously: Avril Lavigne Single is Released

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl Alice TV Spot Trailer is Here

Hot off the presses, here is the Superbowl TV spot. Hmmmmm. Not much new footage, but hey that is one awesome-looking split-second view of the Jabberwock. Looks like he's putting the hurt on our hero, Alice. Incidentally, Christopher Lee is the voice of the Jabberwock.

Previously: Alice Trailer Scene-by-Scene

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Anne Hathaway Role and Fun Facts about Alice

Click the picture above for details on a Alice in Wonderland themed craft swap.

Looks like Anne Hathaway turned down the title role for Alice in Wonderland.

Here is an enormous page full of information about the coming Disney movie by Tim Burton on Stitch Kingdom.

I don't know if you've been to the Mad Hatter's Facebook page recently, but there is a sweepstakes going on there.

Previously: Alice Video Game Covers

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Exclusive! Cheshire Cat Paper Toy

To mark the day one month before the Alice in Wonderland movie hits theaters, Alice 2010 is proud to present our very own Cheshire Cat papercraft. Cheshire Cat has always been my favorite of the creatures that Alice meets on her adventures.


To build your own Cheshire Cat, download and unzip the pdf file (283KB) here: Cheshire Cat

There are now instructions! Cheshire Cat Instructions

I recommend printing it out on 60# card stock. The dotted lines are places to fold. Score them first. Cut out the pieces following the solid lines second. Then everything gets glued together using the tabs. On the head, glue the face to the chin first, then attach the back.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Toys Archive

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Interview with Mia Wasikowska and Character Descriptions

Another interview with Mia Wasikowska, here.

Here's another item that is kind of old news. Alternate names and descriptions of the characters of Alice in Wonderland for the upcoming movie. I wish I knew where these came from exactly, but ultimately they're from Disney. This will be useful to use in conjunction with the Glossary of Terms.

Character Descriptions
IRACEBETH, THE RED QUEEN (Helena Bonham Carter) is the tyrannical monarch of Underland. With her oversized head, fiery temper and propensity to scream for people’s heads to be chopped off, she rules her subjects through fear. “She’s got emotional problems,” says Bonham Carter. “It takes nothing, practically, for her to lose her temper. Her tantrums are that of a two-year-old.” Her younger sibling, the White Queen, has designs on the throne and crown that Iracebeth once stole from her.

ILOSOVIC STAYNE, THE KNAVE OF HEARTS (Crispin Glover) is the head of the Red Queen’s Army. Seven feet, six-inches tall, with a scarred face and a heart-shaped patch covering his left eye, Stayne is an arrogant, tricky character who follows the Red Queen’s every order. He’s the only one capable of pacifying her and calming her dramatic mood swings. “I am the martial element for the Red Queen,” says Glover. “The Red Queen has a fair amount of short-tempered reactions to things that people do, and so my character has to be quite diplomatic.” His darker side emerges in the shadows of the castle hallways.

TMCTWISP, THE WHITE RABBIT (voice of Michael Sheen) is always late, always in a hurry, always rushing about. Charged with finding Alice and bringing her back to Underland so that she can fulfill her destiny, he shows up at her garden party in an effort to lure her back down the rabbit hole. “He’s a warm character,” says Sheen, “but, at the same time, he can be quite fussy and quite strict with Alice as well. He has an edge to him, a nervous energy, always feeling like he’s behind time.  Time is very important to him, but he’s quite brave when called upon.”

MALLYMKUN, THE DORMOUSE (voice of Barbara Windsor) is a swashbuckling mouse in Underland who wears riding breeches.  She refuses to believe that the White Rabbit has found the right Alice, the one who can help return Underland to its true splendor, and is only too happy to poke poor Alice in the ankle with a hat pin when Alice insists she’s only dreaming.  But the tough little mouse comes through in a pinch when Alice is threatened by a clawing creature called a Bandersnatch.  Her loyalty to the Hatter is unmatched, and she willingly faces the prospect of death to stand by him.

ABSOLEM, THE CATERPILLAR (voice of Alan Rickman) is the all-knowing and absolute guardian of the Oraculum, an ancient document that depicts every major event, past, present and future, in Underland’s history. Alice is taken by the White Rabbit and the Tweedles to meet Absolem, so that he can ascertain whether she is, in fact, the real Alice who first visited Underland as a child, the Alice who is destined to help them. They find the bulbous blue caterpillar atop a mushroom in a mushroom forest surrounded by misty smoke. Several times Absolem challenges Alice to come to a better understanding of herself, forcing her to face the difficult question: “Who are you?”

Previously: Mia Wasikowska in Teen Vogue

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Interview with Danny Elfman and Tweedles Dum and Dee

First, don't miss our giveaway of an Alice book, tote, and lithograph by one of my favorite artists, Camille Rose Garcia!

Seeing as how Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland 2010 is coming out in a few weeks, we're getting new info every day. Sometimes several times a day.

Here's a fun "how they did it" article for the motion capture and CGI on the film (pictured above is British comedian Matt Lucas and his double.)

Here's an interview with Danny Elfman, the composer for the film, that I thought was very interesting.
No one can dispute the brilliance of the book. To put that on the screen? That would be really interesting, but it's hard to say what kind of movie it would make, you know, for an hour-and-a-half. So they came up with a concept: Alice is [almost] 20, and she's going to chase the rabbit down the hole and you're going to see all the same stuff, but you also hear these voices. "Is it her?" "It doesn't look like her." "I'm telling you it's her." And then she has to find out if it's a mistake, if she's the right Alice or not. She's been brought there for a purpose. But you still have all the same stuff [as far as imagery] with the Mad Hatter and the tea party and everything.
Previously: Interview with Matt Lucas

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TV Spot and a Featurette

Almost no new content, but here they are.

and the third Wonderland Wednesday

Previously: Wonderland Wednesday Number Two

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Giveaway: Camille Rose Garcia Illustrated Alice

Click the e-card above for more information about the book.

Good news! I am pleased to announce a giveaway of this new book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by artist Camille Rose Garcia courtesy of It Books/Harper Collins.

What is up for grabs: A copy of the book, a tote bag featuring art from the book, and a signed & numbered lithograph of the cover art.

Who will win: One winner will be selected. Simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure that you leave an email address. If you are logged in to Google make sure your email is visible in your profile. Entrants must live in the USA (sorry).

When and how the winner will be chosen: The giveaway ends at midnight, on Friday, February 26. The winner will be selected randomly using a random number generated by

Notification: Winner will be notified by email. It Books/Harper Collins will send the package to the winner.

Previously: Camille Rose Garcia Talks About Illustrating Alice in Wonderland

This giveaway is being promoted on among other places.

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Alice Tonner Dolls are Coming

Here is the first of the Alice in Wonderland Tonner Dolls. There are more expected, but they won't be out until March. The good news is that they can be pre-ordered. Here is Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, and the White Queen.

An article about Anne Hathaway's creative process of developing the White Queen character, where she declares that the White Queen must be a vegan punk.

The LA Times compares and contrasts the animals of Alice in Wonderland through the ages.

Danny Elfman interviews Tim Burton for Interview Magazine.

Previously: Alice in Wonderland Medicom Figures

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alice First Look (ABC Family)

In case you missed the Alice in Wonderland First Look on ABC Family.

Previously: First Looks Announced

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Alice 2010 World Premier in London

Disney has announced that the world premier of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland will take place in London's Leicester Square on Thursday, February 25. Attending the premier will be the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The premier will aid the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts. This foundation's aim is to introduce British children to the arts.

Tim Burton and the stars of the movie, Mia Wasikowska. Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, and Anne Hathaway, among others, will also surely attend.

The UK and US release of the movie is March 5. Don't be late!

Check out this cool papercraft White Rabbit by Matt Hawkins. It was created for an Alice in Wonderland-themed show at Canteen. Via

LAST: Alice-inspired Jewelry by Bob Binns.

Previously: Go Ask Alice Art Show

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Glossary of Terms

Above, artist Camille Rose Garcia talks about her amazing illustrated version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, available here, on Amazon.

This is old news, really, but I just became aware of it by mistake. There is a glossary of terms used in the movie that apparently will be helpful for people to understand what characters are talking about. Some of these are obviously from the original literature, but not all by any measure.

  • Bandersnatch, The: evil creature under the control of the Red Queen.
  • Brillig: 4 o’clock in the afternoon. When one begins broiling things for dinner.
  • Crims: The central area of Underland.
  • Downal wyth Bluddy Behg Hid: Down with the Red Queen, the slogan of the Resistance.
  • Ezel: High, go higher, go up.
  • Fairfarren: Farewell. May you travel far under fair skies.
  • Frabjous day: The day Alice slays the Jabberwocky and frees Underland from the oppression of the Red Queen.
  • Frumious: Dirty and smelly.
  • Futterwacken: The Underlanders’ dance of unbridled joy.
  • Gallymoggers: Crazy.
  • Gribling: The day Alice will return to Underland.
  • Guddler’s scut: Thief’s butt.
  • Gummer Slough: Dangerous swamp of thick viscous mud.
  • Horunvendush Day: The day the Red Queen took control of Underland.
  • Jabberwocky: A deadly creature employed as the Red Queen’s ultimate weapon.
  • Jubjub Bird: A Bird under the control of the Red Queen.
  • Kiotchyn: ‘Heads’ up or ‘pay attention’.
  • Naught for usal: It’s no use trying.
  • Noge: Go low down.
  • Nunz: Wait or ‘Don’t go, not now’.
  • Oraculum: The Calender of all the days of Ulnderland. Each day has its own title and illustration.
  • Orgal: To the left.
  • Outlands: The untamed land to the west of Witzend.
  • Outlandish: The old language spoken only in the Outlands and used by the Underland resistance as a secret code in the revolution against the Red Queen.
  • Pishsalver: A potion that makes one shrink.
  • Queast: A land to the east, but ‘not in the least’.
  • Quillian: The following day after Alice returns.
  • Saganistute: A wise person of poetry and vision.
  • Salazen Grum: A port city where the Red Queen lives.
  • Shukrn: Faeces. Ewww.
  • Sloth: Slowly
  • Stang: To the right.
  • Slurvish: Selfish or self-centered.
  • Snud: A region in the south of Underland.
  • Tulgey Wood: Where Alice meets the Jabberwocky.
  • Underland: The real name for the place Alice calls Wonderland.
  • Upelkuchen: A cake that makes one grow.
  • Slurking urpal slackush scrum: rude or dirty words of the most foul meaning.
  • Witzend: The western land where the Mad Hatter and March Hare were born.
  • Yadder: Far away. Way yadder beyond the Crossling in Snud.
  • Zounder: A warning to ‘look out behind you!’


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Monday, February 1, 2010

Mia Wasikowska in March 2010 Teen Vogue

The really really ridiculously good-looking and talented star of Alice in Wonderland, Mia Wasikowska, will be in the March 2010 issue of Teen Vogue. This issue will be hitting the newsstands in a week. In the article, she discusses her role.
"Alice is such a high-profile character," She says... "One of the things that was scary about taking on that role is the huge fan base; everybody has their own idea of who she is. So [Tim and I] discussed, very early on, just being happy with her being our Alice ... making her my own."
We have, on the Teen Vogue website: An article about Mia Wasikowska, a slideshow, and a second slideshow. Photoshoot video embedded, below.

Previously: Interview with Mia Wasikowska

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