This week Walt Disney Pictures started filming the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action Alice In Wonderland. Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass stars many of the same cast members who made the original a blockbuster hit worldwide.
Johnny Depp returns as the Mad Hatter, and Mia Wasikowska will reprise her role as Alice. James Bobin (The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted) is directing from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast). Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter will also be returning to Wonderland and newcomers to the franchise Sacha Baron Cohen, and Rhys Ifans.
Disney's Alice In Wonderland (2010) earned $334,191,110 domestically and a whopping $1,025,467,110 worldwide over the film's 18 week run in theaters. Opening Weekend the film went to #1 taking in $116,101,023 over 3,728 theaters.
The series is based on Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland stories. Be on the lookout for Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass scheduled for a big-screen release May 27, 2016.
Take a look back at Disney's Alice in Wonderland (2010).
I saw the 'Alice 2010' on the big screen and really enjoyed the story, acting, production and effects. As a Tim Burton fan I was not disappointed one bit. When I heard that Disney is planning a sequel I was excited for what the future would bring, especially if they were able to keep the cast and crew of the original film. Disney really has to thank Burton and company for fueling the live-action fairy tale movie and television resurgence we are seeing today in projects like ABC's Once Upon a Time, Maleficent and the new Jungle Book movie.
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