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27 January 2010  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Tim Burton is currently up to his eyeballs in post-production on Alice In Wonderland, magicking his vision of Lewis Caroll's fairytale into cinematic life using some very big computers. Judging by this new swathe of dispatches from Wonderland, it's all coming along nicely, especially if you like dormice with a tiny, ever-so-slightly pathological glint in their eyes.

These new stills show the Dormouse (voiced by Barbara Windsor) in action, along with the dandified White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), scarfaced Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover) and Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen inspecting her frog escort.


The last two characters also appear in Burton's wonderfully loopy concept art - is it us or does the Knave of Hearts look a little like an eyepatched Quentin Tarantino? - with a harried looking White Rabbit presumably en route to luring Alice back to Wonderland.


Last but not least, this featurette gives of glimpse of how the CG-ified creatures will look on screen. Clue: fairly awesome.

For more than that, though, you'll have to wait until March 5 when Alice In Wonderland is released in the UK.


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Eyepatches through the looking glass
This looks like a bit of fun.......as for it looks very CGI!! Of course it does! Its about a world with talking doorknobs, dodo birds, talking flowers, and playing cards that are soldiers. To make the scale of it as big as the story needs, you need either cartoon (done brilliantly) or CGI (needed for 3D to fully work - look at Avatar)....also, that eyepatch doesn't seem to know what side it wants to be on.... More

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Eyepatches through the looking glass
This looks like a bit of fun.......as for it looks very CGI!! Of course it does! Its about a world with talking doorknobs, dodo birds, talking flowers, and playing cards that are soldiers. To make the scale of it as big as the story needs, you need either cartoon (done brilliantly) or CGI (needed for 3D to fully work - look at Avatar)....also, that eyepatch doesn't seem to know what side it wants to be on.... More

Posted by bjmaher at 10:26 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

Can't wait any longer!!!
Haha the Doormouse looks amazing! This is going to be my film of the year for sure. I'm not a huge lover of CGI, but I think it looks beautiful More

Posted by tombola111 at 08:38 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

why do they overload it with cgi...was looking forward to this but wont be going to see it now...build sets,creatures,props please!!! much more authentic and burton find a new leading man...the depp thing is boring now More

Posted by darktrain at 22:10 on 27 January 2010 | Report This Post

Hmmm this looks good but will it be CGI overload. I am still a fan of physical sets and props and no film will change that More

Posted by jimsmells at 22:02 on 27 January 2010 | Report This Post

Just like some forgotten childhood nightmare...
Those cat eyes at the end scare the sh**t out of me - it makes me want to kill it. More

Posted by stewart4 at 22:00 on 27 January 2010 | Report This Post

Just like some forgotten childhood nightmare...
Those cat eyes at the end scare the sh**t out of me - it makes me want to kill it. More

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