Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Wonder Of Wonderland...


USA Today has a great article about Tim Burton's new "Alice in Wonderland" film from Walt Disney Pictures next year...

Besides the interesting details about this sequel, (yes, sequel) there is also some great art (other than what I'm showing here) that you can move around and examine in all its Photoshop wonder.

I can't wait to see a trailer for this thing...

12 comments:

Beetlejuice said...

Why does it say "Wonderlan" instead of "Wonderland?"

When does Beetlejuice show up?

Anonymous said...

can't wait... visually looks perfect so far

Luke said...

I have mixed reactions to this. The sets look absolutely fantastic, it's the character designs I'm not so fond of.

Tim Burton is very hit and miss for me. I love some of his stuff, but hate it when he gets too enamoured with his own style. There's a point, even in a kid's movie, where the visual gimmicks just get distracting and take away from the story.

Luke Warm said...

Looks like the "D" fell off the top of the page and landed past the article.

A shame. You can't find good help today. Shoddy workmanship. I hope you got the article insured, Honor. Or at least the artwork.

Anonymous said...

Typical Burton movie:

Looks great but with no soul.

I will pass.....

White Rabbit said...

Oh, so you've seen it? Glad you did that before you made any judgements.

Anonymous said...

White Rabbit:

Have you seen his other films?


name a movie where you actually CARE about his characters...


Thought so...

He is EXTREMELY overrated....

Anonymous said...

This looks so cool. Tim Burton is great. I wish this film lots of luck. I hope that they add a ride based on it when they do Beastly Kingdom at DAK.

Liam said...

^^ Glad you answered your own question. How about Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd, and The Nightmare Before Christmas?

White Rabbit said...

The two Eds:

Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands are great compelling characters that I cared for greatly.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

I'll agree with you in so far as I cared about Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands. But I didn't care one bit about Sweeney Todd, that was a one note character in a one note film where substance some secondary to Burton's trademark style.

I think that's what a lot of people are worried about. Burton's clearly capable of making good films when he puts forth the effort (Ed Wood, Big Fish) however he often lets his own style overwhelm the material to where it becomes nothing but spectacle. That's what happed with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride, hopefully it won't happen here as well.

Anonymous said...

"name a movie where you actually CARE about his characters..."

Pee Wee's Big Adventure (why does everyone forget this was Burton's debut film?)

Fun little film with a sweet ending. Who doesn't root for Pee Wee when he finally gets his bike back?