I don’t know if you’ve realized this but I am a huge Alice in Wonderland fan. I have been since I saw the Disney animated film as a child and then there was that mini series that aired in the ’80’s. I love Alice and the world Lewis Carroll created in his books.
I’m uber excited about the upcoming sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland. The sequel is directed by James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted) and while it does not follow Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass the film looks to be visually stimulating. Plus, with the talent that you have in the film I’m fairly certain it will be a smashing success and would have made Carroll proud.
And so I have been collecting all the Alice things! See…my Smart Bottoms cloth diaper that reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, it’s called Garden Adventure and is from one of my favorite Minnesota natural parenting stores Lil’ Tulips. Then we have my Alice Through the Looking Glass mug from Disney Studios. And last but certainly not least my copy of Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass that my husband gave me when we were dating 15 years ago. Holy cow, am I really that old?
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.