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"A" is for ALICE IN WONDERLAND - A to Z April Challenge [2015]

So what can we say about Disney? Holds a special place in some of our hearts, for the villains or heroes and or the beautiful look. I hope to share a little bit of everything in the days coming, maybe things you forgot about, maybe not and being part of the Co-hosting for A to Z Challenge we all remember Tina... a dear friend and sweet lady.

Please stop back throughout the challenge, can I encourage you to start following me on Google + and be a member. I promise to give you posts here on why we are all a little "Hollywood Nuts"! -Jeremy [Retro]

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Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, the film stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. The film was shot in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The story is inspired by the English author Lewis Carroll's 1865 fantasy novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass. Wasikowska plays a nineteen-year-old Alice. She is told that she can restore the White Queen to her throne because she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen and terrorizes Underland's inhabitants.

The film grossed over $1.02 billion worldwide, being Burton's most successful film to date, but received mixed reviews; although praised for its visual style, special effects and Johnny Depp's performance, the film was criticized for its lack of narrative, coherence, poor loyalty to the source material and overuse of CGI. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and was also nominated for Best Visual Effects. The film generated over $1 billion in ticket sales and, as of August 2014, it is the seventeenth highest-grossing film of all time. A sequel, titled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, is set for a May 27, 2016 release.
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48 comments:

  1. Egads - I love Alice In Wonderland! This is such a cool post! And your photos are awesome.

    Have fun with the A to Z - I'll be back for sure!

    Sent with smiles, Jenny
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @PearsonReport

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  2. Hello,

    Love the Disney films! Enjoyed your post, stirred up a lot of memories, thanks. Alice is just cool - in both forms, book and film.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  3. Morning, Jeremy!
    Such an odd film. Then again, it's an odd story by a man on drugs.

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  4. Ooh, I didn't realise there was going to be a sequel, cool. I really enjoy the film myself, I found it had just enough of the book without being utterly annoying :). I do love the Queen.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  5. I enjoyed loved the special effects. And with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp involved, I wasn't expecting it to adhere that closely to the book. :)

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  6. This is really the most successful Burton movie?! I mean, I liked it, but there are others I like a whole lot more... Interesting post, thank you!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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  7. I enjoyed this movie. It was a great little romp.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  8. I think Johnny Depp is an incredible actor, but I have mixed feelings on Hollywood's sometimes dark direction on children classics. I am opposed to seeing the movie, but I would hesitate to take a kiddie to see it. Good-luck with co-hosting this year's #AprilA2Z challenge!

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  9. I loved the original Alice in Wonderland better than the Tim Burton one. I do love Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, though. He's one of the few actors who can pull off being a live-action cartoon character. Great post!

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  10. I don't get all the hate Alice in Wonderland received from fans and the media. I thought it was brilliant - precisely what I expected from another Burton/Depp collaboration.

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  11. Excellent choice to kick off the challenge! I love that Johnny Depp works with the makeup, hair, and wardrobe departments to make his characters look like people in pop culture, and the Mad Hatter is an avatar of one of Madonna's more recent looks!

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  12. I've only seen parts of the movie. Now I want to see it in its entirety. And it's a wormhole or portal Alice falls through, so I'm already interested.

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  13. For some reason I never felt attached to Alice in Wonderland like I do with the vast majority of Disney movies. I can't put my finger on it..

    Dan Brown A-Z

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  14. This was not my favorite Alice adaptation (it's one of my favorite books, so I'm picky) but good lord was it visually stunning! The costuming was awesome.

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  15. I love all things Alice!! I didn't know there was a sequel coming out. I'm so excited now. I hope it is also done by Tim Burton. I'm a big fan of his as well. Did you read the looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor? Excellent books. I think there is a video game out now. Great choice for "A"...although, considering your theme, how could "A" not be Alice?! lol.

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  16. I have yet to see this version. My daughter liked it. I'll see it if it comes out on netflix! Thanks J, for such a GREAT theme this year! Really looking forward to reading all your posts! Your fellow co-host, Lisa. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog!

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  17. I've always thought Alice was one of the creepier stories Disney decided to take on. I like the version better than the animated one

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  18. I'm an absolute Disney freak (as you can probably tell from my own blog ;-) Great way to start this challenge!

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  19. Good choice! I loved this movie! :)

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  20. I haven't seen this version.
    It looks weird.
    Happy A day!

    Heather

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  21. This movie is fun and has a lot of Burton's touches in it. Not as good as the cartoon, but fun.

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  22. Alice in Wonderland 's a true winner with those figures!

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  23. And Alice turns 150 years old this year! Talk about a long successful run.

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  24. I was surprised to learn recently that Carroll based the Red Queen on Queen Victoria. Never knew she was such a tyrant, especially to her children.

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  25. I haven't seen this version, which is a shame, cause I love Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter! I need to fix that.

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  26. This version is the stuff of nightmares, and that is awesome. :)

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  27. Johnny Depp was awesome in that movie!

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  28. Alice in Wonderland is such a classic. I love all of the remakes. Have you seen the Sci-Fi movie "Alice"? I love that version.

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  29. I have never seen this version. Only the animated Disney classic. But looks like it might be a good one to rent!

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  30. Did not see it but the perfect A for the Day as we are running a Muck.
    Happy A to Zing
    <a href="http://moondustwriter.com/a-to-z-challenge-2015/a-steve/>Moondustwriter</a>

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  31. Great info on this version of Alice in Wonderland! I have not (yet) seen this version but definitely want to now. A great way to start the A-Z!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  32. Alice in Wonderland - insanely brilliant. Great way to start this party, Jeremy.

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  33. I did love Alice in Wonderland. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Interesting post. Great start to A to Z. Cheers!

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  34. I haven't actually seen this film - I've sorta been afraid of ruining the perfection of the old animated one. I have to say... from the pictures it does look a bit... um... intense! Like I'm not sure I'd take a child to see it lest I scar them for life or something! :-)

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  35. I haven't actually seen this film - I've sorta been afraid of ruining the perfection of the old animated one. I have to say... from the pictures it does look a bit... um... intense! Like I'm not sure I'd take a child to see it lest I scar them for life or something! :-)

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  36. I enjoyed this film quite a bit and always am entertained by Helena Bonham Carter. They did stray a bit but it was still entertaining

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  37. I've never seen it. But based on the cast, it seems like a worthwhile film to watch.

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  38. I am not sure if my kids ould like it and have not test watched it yet. But your review has sparked some interest in it. Thanks for being a host at AtoZ and thanks for stopping by at my blog today.

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  39. Well done - I love this! A little background, great pictures and a dash of nostalgia. I'll be back!

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  40. Favorite school play, hands down Alice in Wonderland. Thanks for dusting off the memories.

    Pam

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  41. I recently read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it! Previously I had only watched the Disney cartoon version. I haven't seen this newest movie.

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  42. Although I am not big on a lot of Tim Burton's films, Alice in Wonderland is one of the most familiar because of Johnny Depp....I love how he immerses himself into the characters that he plays. It makes the movies he's in more lively and makes for very distinctive characters. There's still no telling whether I will ever read the book or watch the movie but I won't rule it out because there's always room for a good film or something to read on a rainy day! :)

    ~Nicole
    A-to-Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Madlab Post

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  43. I was intrigued by the trailers, and I really like Depp, but I never saw this one. What did you think of it?

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  44. Hello... I just started following you, and just signed up for your a thru Z fun... hope you can stop by too and follow me also. thanks.

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  45. I love your themes. I've passed through during previous A to Z years but never stopped for long. i'm happy I came back this year. This movie did weird things to my head...and I kind of liked it. It's bizarre and I don't know if I actually like the movie, but I think in that way it really contains the heart of Alice in Wonderland.

    Jessica
    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

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  46. Any film with Johnny Depp is a good choice by me. Alice is a great film. I had my students watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today. Last day of school here before the holidays.

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  47. I was surprised by how much I liked this movie- when she put on that silver armor and slayed the Jabberwocky I was ecstatic!

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  48. I forgot how much I loved the fairy tale movies until I saw the flicks above. I am going to enjoy reading your blogs.

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