It’s interesting to think that in 2010, “Alice In Wonderland” crossed the $1 billion mark and became the seventh highest grossing movie of all time. It was near the height of the 3D craze and its success ushered in a live-action cottage industry from Disney. Since then, lots more movies have crossed the $1 billion mark, and even the $1.5 billion mark, and while Tim Burton directed ‘Alice,’ the movie now seems less a product of his imagination that the first part of blockbuster machine. All this to say that Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are back for the followup which once again takes audiences on an imaginative trip.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” finds James Bobin (“The Muppets”) taking over directing duties from Burton, and the cast includes Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Ed Speleers as James Harcourt and newcomers Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp (the Mad Hatter’s dad), and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time. Plus there’s voice actors Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Toby Jones as Wilkins, Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit, Paul Whitehouse as the March Hare, Timothy Spall as Bayard and Barbara Windsor as Dormouse. Here’s the official logline:
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.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in theaters on May 27, 2016. You may have seen an 11-second teaser this weekend and now you can watch the first full trailer below.