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Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)
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Directed by Tim Burton
Produced by Richard D. Zanuck
Joe Roth
Suzanne Todd
Jennifer Todd
Written by Richard D. Zanuck
Starring Mia Wasikowska
Johnny Depp
Release date February 25, 2010 (London)
March 5, 2010
Length 109 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American film that is loosely based on the books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It was directed by Tim Burton that was released on March 5, 2010, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 1, 2010. This film is followed up by the sequel, Alice through the looking glass.


The story begins in London with Charles Kingsleigh trying to sell his project to some men. His talk is interrupted by 6-year-old Alice who had that nightmare again. She tells her father she saw many strange creatures including a dodo bird, a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat, a smiling cat, and a blue caterpillar. Alice wonders if she has gone mad, which Charles responds she is. He tells her that all the best people are mad.

Thirteen years later, after losing her beloved father, Alice is a melancholy 19-year-old who doesn't really fit in with her upper-class privileged Victorian lifestyle in a world of high society. She has no friends, is unmotivated and depressed. To much of her mothers concern, and despite her character flaws, Alice is mature, intelligent, a strong-willed girl who always speaks her mind, and has an independent personality which is frowned upon in young ladies of her time. She truly wants to make her own choices in life instead of having everything chosen for her, such as picking out her own husband and not being forced in an arranged and loveless marriage. After running away from an British garden party that goes terribly wrong, Alice falls down into the rabbit hole and is ultimately brought back to Wonderland to slay the Jabberwocky. Due to her lack of remembrance towards the place, at the beginning, the characters are not sure if she is the same Alice that came to Underland several years ago. Throughout the film, Alice reunites with old unfamiliar friends such as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and even comes across new individuals such the White Queen, (the younger and much more beautiful good sister of the Red Queen.) During her escapes. Alice is shown by the friends, a prophecy stating that she will be the one to slay the Jabberwocky. Still confused if the Alice on the prophecy is actually her, they all try and fulfill the prophecy. However, the Red Queen grows aware of this prophecy and tries to stop it from coming true. Later in the film, Alice comes to the queen's castle to rescue the mad hatter who was captured by them, and while doing so, she takes a bite of the Upelkuchen cake (cake that makes the consumer increase in size). She accidentally eats too much and grows taller than the hedges, revealing that she is there. However, the queen doesn't recognize Alice and welcomes her into the castle. When the queen asks Alice her name and Alice hesitates and says "Um" the queen continues to call Alice, Um. Soon, Mallymkun accidentally calls her Alice in front of Stain (the queen's knave) and they must run from the castle. Alice insists that she is simply just trapped within her own mind again and everything around her is just another one of her bizarre and surreal recurring dreams or Nightmares (As she refered to them as a little girl when her father was still alive.) Alice has had dreams of Wonderland since childhood so she believes her feelings of doubt that none of her surroundings actually exist are correct. Towards the end of her adventure in Wonderland she slowly begins to realize and see that the dream and delusions she's experiencing are really repressed memories and that everything is in fact real. Alice finally remembers her first trip to Wonderland all those years ago. (which come to found out she incorrectly called as the land is actually named Underland.) Alice accepts that she was/is indeed the right girl who made a long lasting infamous impression on Wonderland and all its illogical people and creatures who inhabit it. As everyone keeps going on about who she really is, Alice's return becomes a rite of passage as she discovers herself and faces her fears head-on to not only save Wonderland and fulfill it's long awaited prophecy, but also to save herself. While finding her true calling and way in life, Alice will learn to believe in the impossible. In this dark coming of age fantasy film.

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  • Johnny Depp and Crispin Glover appear together in this movie, and their characters even fight each other at the end. Johnny Depp portrayed Willy Wonka in the Tim Burton film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Crispin Glover portrayed him in the spoof movie, Epic Movie, who is almost identical to the Johnny Depp Willy Wonka.


View the whole script for the movie here


  • On December 7, 2012, Variety announced the development of a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, with Linda Woolverton returning to write a screenplay.[1]
  • On May 30, 2013, it was announced that James Bobin is in talks to be the director, with the working title Into the Looking Glass.[2][3]
  • On July 12, 2013, it was stated that Johnny Depp is close to signing on to reprise his role as Mad Hatter, as his production company, Infinitum Nihil, is planning a move from Warner Bros. Pictures to Disney.[4][5][6]
  • On November 22, 2013, it was announced that the sequel would be released on May 27, 2016 and that Bobin would direct the film, along with Mia Wasikowska to return as Alice.[7][8]
  • On January 21, 2014, there was talk that Sacha Baron Cohen would play the villain role in the sequel, now titled Through the Looking Glass.[9][10]