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Why Do We Love Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Movie?

Updated on August 20, 2014

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Movie

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Movie
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Anticipation for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

We had been waiting and waiting and waiting for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie for what seemed like forever. I'm sure that it was the better part of a year that passed between the airing of the first trailer and the release of the movie. The original trailer was pretty flimsy; just enough to let us know that it was coming and to get us talking about the movie.

Why Were We So Keen To See Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland?

I'm not sure why we were so fascinated with this movie but here are a few of my thoughts in this regard:

  • Could it be because we watched the Walt Disney version of Alice in Wonderland when my boys were younger?
  • Could it be because we had a magical birthday party for one of my sons complete with a tiny door to enter through, potion to drink and a Mad Hatter's tea party?
  • Could it be because we went to the Queen's tea party at the Children's Museum every year for years?
  • Could it be because we've seen a few other versions of Alice's story on television?
  • Could it be because we love many of Tim Burton's movies like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, the Nightmare Before Christmas and A Corpse Bride?
  • Could it be because we love many of Johnny Depp's movies and certainly all of them that are rated PG?

We Were Relieved When Alice in Wonderland Finally Arrived

Whatever the reason, I was sure glad when the movie finally arrived. My son was not interested in doning a costume nor a Mad Hatter's hat for the movie but he was MOST DEFINITELY interested in going. We went, we enjoyed ourselves and now, on June 10, 2010, we can finally own our own copy of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and although it was not my favorite movie of all time, I cannot help but wonder if this movie will go on to be a cult favorite...

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Gift Pack

Alice in Wonderland Gift Set
Alice in Wonderland Gift Set

An Amazon exclusive, this fun gift set or fan pack for Alice in Wonderland includes two CDs and a t-shirt. One of the CDs is the soundtrack from Danny Elfman and the other is a companion to the movie called Almost Alice.

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Bag
Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Bag

Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland Film Cell Photo & Movie Gift Set

Alice in Wonderland Film Cell Photo
Alice in Wonderland Film Cell Photo

Here is a wonderful exclusive for Alice in Wonderland fans available ONLY from Amazon.

It is a limited edition release of 3,500 items. Each one contains pieces of real film frames from the movie and each one has a Certificate of Authenticity on the back. On the front of the frame is a plaque with the name of the movie and the number of this piece. This handsome gift item measures 11 by 13 inches.

Of course, you will also receive the three disc blu-ray and DVD combo and a digital copy. This package will be available on June 1, 2010.

Did You Enjoy Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Vision?

Did you enjoy Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland vision?

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What do you think? Why were people so enthralled with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie? Were you taken in?

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    • mulberry1 profile image

      Christine Mulberry 

      7 years ago

      I usually end up seeing Johnny Depp movies long after the fact. It may be time for me to watch this one...looking forward to it.

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 

      7 years ago from New Hampshire

      I LOVE that Mad Hatter bag!

      This movie was really enjoyable. I liked the premise of Alice's return and how she was an integral part of their culture and prophecy. Plus Tim Burton is great, isn't he? So is Depp. I love the scene where he was making hats for the big headed Queen while shackled.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Billy, you have me wondering how old your sons are and hutchy-rants, I feel like I really know all of those characters having seen and known them all for so long. My son even played Tweedle Dee once, at least I think it was Dee and not Dum. I'll have to ask him if he remembers. I particularly liked the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen.

    • hutchy-rants profile image


      8 years ago from Essex, UK

      The little britain guy made the movie for me! (tweedle dum... or was it tweedle dee?)

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      A very different movie and one we enjoyed as a family - my sons laughed endlessly at the size of the queens head :)

    • EverythingMouse profile image


      8 years ago

      I think that visually it was amazing. Strange but amazing!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      My husband usually don't like this type of movie. But when we watched it, he enjoyed it too.


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