Alice in Wonderland Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar
Runtime: Approx. 108 minutes
Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, and Mia Wasikowska
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Tim Burton
Release Date: March 5, 2010
Alice in Wonderland - Official Synopsis
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure, Alice in Wonderland, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse,the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and, of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton.
Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871) with stunning, avant-garde visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history, ALICE IN WONDERLAND comes to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on March 5, 2010.*If you're wondering whether or not this movie is appropriate for your children, see the Parent Review of Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland - Fun Facts
Given the same name, people might think that the Alice in Wonderland movie follows the same story as the Disney cartoon, but this is not so. The movie version takes components from both of Lewis Carroll's Alice novels, and mixes them with the imagination of Tim Burton. With this mixture of a story delighting in the absurd and a director who delights in the whimsically weird, Alice in Wonderland in 3D promises to be quite a ride.
While the first of the novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, introduces a playing card theme, the second revolves loosely around the game of chess. Kids would likely enjoy learning a little about the chess pieces before seeing the movie, and if you don't have a chess board at home, the kids' website Ducksters has a great online chess game with an option to learn the rules as well.