The New Alice in Wonderland
If you grew up in this generation you have most likely heard of or are familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland. I know I watched it a lot when I was young and it was one of my favorite movies. Disney’s production of Alice in Wonderland was released in 1951. The movie is a cartoon and obviously not as good as the graphics would be today. Although, it is still a really good movie. When I was a little older, my mom found a different version of Alice in Wonderland. I believe this version was released in 1999.* It has a familiar cast and is not a cartoon, real people are acting it out. It was a little bit different from Disney’s version, but I liked it more because it was not as baby-ish because it was not a cartoon and it attracted an older audience.
Now as I am seeing the commercials for the new production of Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton I am really excited. One, because we have just finished it and did this whole project on it. So now when I go see this new movie in the spring I will be looking out for more things that have been added. Maybe I will be able to analyze a little more, or notice something I have missed. Two, because I first saw the cartoon when I was little, which fit because it is for little kids. Then I watched the other version which was good because it fit my age. And now this movie because if you have ever seen a Tim Burton film, then you know he has a different way than anyone else. This is really cool if you think about it because Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a really unique children’s story, and Tim Burton is really unique. I think it is a perfect fit.
* There was a 3-hour television special made in 1999 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. For more information, you can visit the Internet Movie Database entry, located here.