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Take a trip down the Rabbit Hole with Quint and check out some ALICE IN WONDERLAND props!

Published at: July 24, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Last night I joined a few other online outlets on a journey down the rabbit hole and got a tour of a meticulously organized series of props from Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Apparently Burton himself was hands-on in making sure this was set up right. First a little background… I was contacted by Disney in the wee hours of the morning (Wednesday) asking if I’d like to take part in something Alice In Wonderland related. Of course. What is it? They would not say. So we all showed up not knowing a damn thing and got a really awesome tour around a space rented out specifically to house a museum of props from the movie. I’m not allowed to tell you WHERE this place is, but it’s open if you play some kind of Disney organized scavenger hunt. If you’re at the Con and want your own up close look, I don’t know where to tell you to start, but I’m sure the word will be getting around. I’m exhausted and have a long day ahead of me, so without any further ado here’s the series of pics. Most are self explanatory, but you’ll see a couple of shots in there that look like hallways or full rooms (red queen’s throne room and white queen’s hall) that are really miniatures that Kraken shot to look like giant rooms. Sweet, huh? Enjoy!







































Pretty neat, right? I’m also told they’ve built up a Flynn’s Arcade that I’m FOR SURE gonna have to hit up. Will bring pics of that when I go. Now for a few hours of sleepy-bye time before the next insane day of Comic-Con. PS I saw DISTRICT 9 tonight and it is fucking great. Gory, super hard R science fiction… with laser guns that make bodies go boom. It’s the sleeper hit of the summer as far as I’m concerned. I’ll have my review of that up as soon as I can manage it. See you folks in the morning for the epic Warners panel! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • July 24, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    First

    by Gods_Uncle_Bob

  • July 24, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Don't care if I'm thirty-ith (sp?)

    by The Dum Guy

    <br>I do care if this movie clings (hinges) to the fact that it is 3-D in order for it to work as a film for it to be entertaining.<br>

  • July 24, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Odd

    by smatt584

    That the only part of this article of interest has nothing to do with the topic.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    WTF? Did they merge the queen characters?

    by BurnHollywood

    I thought the Red Queen was in the sequel, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. What's with all the heart shit?<p> Are they actually trying to do a Hollywood improvisation on an all-time classic?

  • July 24, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    smatt584?

    by The Dum Guy

    <br><br>As in how... District 9 looks to be the (the bench mark is low) best sci-fi film of the summer (or action film... or sci/action)?<br><br>I hope it makes up for T4, X-5 (0.1) and Tranyformers 2.<br><br>

  • July 24, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by The Dum Guy

    <br>I think this is a sequel to both of the books.<br><br>

  • July 24, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST

    American McGee must be absolutely ticking...

    by BiggusDickus

    I've no doubt this movie will be fun, but think of what it could've been...<p>Needs more Boojums.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Cherry picking...

    by The_Skook

    It's a sequel apparently. Alice goes back to wonderland forgetting she's already been there. It amounts to 'make up your own version of the story' really. Like the original isn't good enough... bit of a shame really. No doubt it'll be stunning visually, but it's Tim Burtons film really, not Lewis Carrolls.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    If Burton spent as much time on the script as on the props

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...maybe he'd deliver a good film, like the ones he used to deliver. Edward Scissorhands is a long, long time ago now.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    "That Jonny Depp.... He make'y me cry"

    by The Dum Guy

    "That Jonny Depp, he make'y me cry too."<br><br>The pop culture relevance of Edward Scissorhands on barbers, due to Seinfeld... sounds like my doctorate thesis.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Although after all my bitching about Burton...

    by Mr Gorilla

    (I HATED so many of his recent films) this does look quite fun. HOWEVER, we have ALWAYS known that Burton delivers great visuals. As such, he is tailor made for teaser trailers. What he's NOT always so strong on is characters, performances, storytelling, pacing, ideas - all those things that he doesn't seem to think are important. I would LOVE to hear what THOSE are like...

  • July 24, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Im always hesitant about Tim Burton's movies...

    by Marxeffect

    They always seem to get seriously over-hyped and I get swept up in it, but i was very disappointed by Chocolate Factory and thought Sweeney Todd had its good bits but was overall - mediocre. I'm really hoping this is going to be a classic like Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Asshole Depp puts his own photos on the walls in reality...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...and now in movies, too?

  • July 24, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    "Eat me? Drink me? That's from The Exorcist!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • July 24, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    What's with the Depp hate? Or Burton for that matter?

    by FeralAngel

    What have they ever done but brought gems like Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow to life? Sheesh, you guys are jaded. I can't WAIT for this Alice. So many unsuccessful versions of that dream-novel have come out (including the Disney version) that it's easy to be skeptical...but this really looks great. The White Rabbit sold me. Looks just like he ought to. As for the Cheshire Cat...ahh..okay, that's a bit over the top. Downright scary. I predict nightmares for the little kiddies. Bad bad puddytat. Still, can't wait for this. AND for Pirates 4. Arrrrr.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Series7

    Thats a big Planet Hollywood.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Anyone seen the

    by Series7

    Czech version of Alive????

  • July 24, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    FeralAngel

    by Series7

    Captain Jack Sparrow??? Who's that a gem for? Kids and moms and girls? I fucking hate those movies, though three was my favorite if I had to choose. Sparrow would have been good as a side character in an R rated Pirates movie. Pirates aren't cool when they are being aimed for kids.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Five Guys

    by Series7

    God why did i move!!!!! I used to live within 10 minutes of two different five guys. Now I don't think they are even in my state. I do have Steak and Shake nearby though.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    The Picture of Depp.....

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ....makes me want to vomit. The props look typical Burton: excellent, well crafted & incredibly detailed & will be used in an another mediocre Burton movie.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Seriously......

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ...Depp looks so frickin' retarded.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    with laser guns...

    by mynemaborat

    "with laser guns that make bodies go boom"... sounds stoopid

  • July 24, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Can't be as stoopid....

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ....as Depp looks. Seriously, look at it, nauseating!

  • July 24, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    That shotof Bonham Carter

    by kolchak

    With a gigantic CGI enlarged head just annoyed the shit out of me and I dunno why. <p> It wasn't necessary.

  • July 24, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    That shotof Bonham Carter

    by kolchak

    With a gigantic CGI enlarged head just annoyed the shit out of me and I dunno why. <p> It wasn't necessary.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    This looks just like

    by Series7

    The Disney movie, but with slightly different looking characters. You can't just make the characters look a little odd and act like you've done something amazing.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Buttons movies

    by smatt584

    All feel way too manufactured and false. The man is much too in love with his set designs. Haven't purchased a film of his since "sleepy hollow" (aptly titled). Depp, I have no qualms with.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    "The inner beauty of the character is rendered in each and...

    by axel fff

    nah, just fuckin' withcha. Just some dress that some woman wears in the movie."

  • July 24, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Sorry

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    but that Mad Hatter is just all wrong. johnny Depp sucks when there is no one around to reign him in

  • July 24, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    "EAT ME" looks delicious

    by D.Vader

    Don't mind if I do.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    If this is a sequel...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...then why do they have the same shit as before? Mad Tea Party, Off With Her Head, Eat Me... IT'S BEEN DONE!

  • July 24, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    The Flower Faces

    by starlesswinter7

    One of the faces on those flowers looks exactly like the Davy Jones crew member who is actually stuck to the ship.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood is fucking pissed!

    by Subtitles_Off

    He wants his face back.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    HBC

    by TheronNeel

    Helena Bonham Carter is going to rule this flick (get it...she's the Red Queen, so she'll rule...meh, whatevs).

  • July 24, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I want to make that Alice dress.

    by Anna Valerious

    And yes, I'm planning to wear it to a Disney Halloween event. (Not sure if it will be in FL or Tokyo next year....)

  • July 24, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Has anyone mentioned this?

    by ManuelKelBlackson

    and by anyone I mean development executives at Disney. By combining elements of "Through the Looking Glass" and ALICE IN WONDERLAND hasn't Disney screwed themselves out of hundreds of millions of $ in sequel money?????? There's nothing left over out of Lewis Carol's universe to form a franchise from. How daring for a heartless money grubbing corporation?

  • July 25, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    You REIN something in, not REIGN it...

    by Sepulchrave

    The metaphor is from horse-riding.

  • July 25, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    And does ANYTHONE think Disney's Alice

    by Sepulchrave

    is anything other than a crappy, shallow travesty? Because that's all it is. It is about as far from definitive as it could be.

  • July 25, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Next up, 3D Beauty and the Beast

    by Subtitles_Off

    What unnecessary crap.

  • July 26, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Wonderland just looks depressing

    by ManuelKelBlackson

    Not a place I would want to visit. Storm clouds looming, never a sunshiney day. And why does Johnny Depp look like a Zombie Carrot Top. The Queen of Hearts looks even creepier, with the cartoony disproportionate body. This whole world seems inconsistent overlystylized. Burton and Artistic merit fails! Corporate Studio Greed wins!