Alice in Wonderland 2 is Going Through the Looking Glass
This Time Alice is Going through the Looking Glass
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Are you excited about Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2?
Anxiously Awaiting Alice in Wonderland 2
I was very excited to read that filming is finally starting (in August 2014) on the anxiously awaited sequel to Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" officially titled "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass." Of course for fans of the original 2016 is still a long ways away.
Alice was an enchanting update on the old Lewis Carroll story, a 3-D combination of live action characters with CGI generated ones.
Set in Underland, the proper name for Wonderland, the movie follows Alice Kingsleigh's (Mia Wasikowska) visit to this visually stunning, fantastical world, filled with unusual and quirky characters.
Alice is Returning to Wonderland
What's Know about Alice 2 So Far
Disney's official blog is describing Alice 2: Through the Looking Glass as “an all-new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.” In Through the Looking Glass Alice returns to Underland mission to help the Mad Hatter.
By the new title, it probably isn't too much of a stretch to figure Alice will be going back to Underland through a looking glass instead of down the rabbit hole. Based on photos published in the UK's Mail Online (links below) we can see that Alice is sporting riding attire in jodhpurs and boots and in another scene looks to be a naval officer in at least part of the movie.
Rhys Ifans is being introduced as a new character, Zanik Hightopp, who is none other the the Mad Hatter’s father. With the Hatter's father now in the cast at least part of the storyline will be in the Mad Hatter's past.
Another new comer is Sacha Baron Cohen who playing a character known as “Time” who is a new villain in the film.
Screenrant writer Sandy Schafer speculates that the Through the Looking Glass storyline involves a time-line disruption that Alice and the Hatter must repair. How else will they be able to explain a grown up Alice in the Mad Hatter's past, when she met him first as a child.
For Those Needing a Mad Hatter Fix - See the Disney Blog Post
- Everyone's a Little Bit Like the Mad Hatter | Oh My Disney
Find out why we are all a little bit like the Mad Hatter.
Alice in Wonderland 2 Characters and Live Actors
Hatter Tarrant Hightopp (a.k.a the Mad Hatter, Tarrant or Hatter)
Helena Bonham Carter
Tweedledee and Tweedledum
* Zanik Hightopp (Mad Hatter's Dad)
Sacha Baron Cohen
* James Harcourt
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Articles about Disney's Sequel Through the Looking Glass
- Mia Wasikowska gets into period dress to reprise her role as Alice on the Through The Looking Glass
The sequel to Tim Burton’s massive hit Alice In Wonderland kicked off their production last week.
- Mia Wasikowska wears naval coat while filming Disney sequel Through The Looking Glass | Mail Online
Mia Wasikowska has swapped riding boots and jodphurs for a more naval look as she films scenes for the cinematic sequel to Alice In Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland Characters
Alice in Wonderland 2 CGI Characters and Voice Actors
Cheshire Cat a.k.a. Chess
Bayard the Bloodhound
Mallymkun the Dormouse
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Who is your favorite CGI (Computer Generate Imagery) character?
Who Else is Back for Alice in Wonderland 2?
In addition to the return of most of the original live action actors and voice actors, many of the original production team for Alice in Wonderland is back to help create the sequel.
- Director - James Bobin
- Executive Producer - John G. Scotti
- Producers - Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd and Tim Burton
- Screen Writer - Linda Woolverton
- Composer - Danny Elfman
- Costume Designer - Colleen Atwood (she won an Oscar® for the first film)
- Visual Effects (VFX) supervisor - Ken Ralston
James Bobin is bringing along some of his own team including:
- Production Designer - Dan Hennah (New)
- Director of Photography - Stuart Dryburgh (New)
- Make-up and Hair Designer - Peter King (New)
Of note, Tim Burton is back for the sequel, but this time as a producer instead of the director.
More on Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
- Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass Begins Production
Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast from Disney Insider.
The Original Alice through the Looking-Glass
Read or re-read Lewis Carroll's original Alice Through the Looking-Glass with the original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (not Underland) to see if this movie sequel will be based on the book sequel.
Welcome (Back) to Underland
Alice in Wonderland 2010
Revisit Wonderland (Underland) in the 2010 movie classic.
Building on the Success of Alice in Wonderland 2010
Even though the first Alice in Wonderland wasn't a hit with the critics, the movie was a hit with the fans, and a huge financial success for Disney.
Alice in Wonderland 2010 made more than $1 billion world wide. Understandably, Disney is hoping to recapture some of that financial success by bringing back this quirky cast of characters led by Johnny Depp's delightfully crazy Mad Hatter.
The first Alice won many awards for the film, including two Academy Awards (Oscars®) one for Best Art Direction and one for Colleen Atwood for Best Costume Design.
Alice in Wonderland Movie Companion Book
In this companion book to Disney's movie version, readers get to read the story line of the movie. We have a copy that I read to the kids when it came out.
This version can be read on various versions of the Kindle. It is still available as a hardcover still from 3rd parties.
Alice in Wonderland 2010 - Trailer from Disney UK
More on Disney's Alice in Wonderland
© 2014 Kirsti A. Dyer