“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” COUNTDOWN: 26 DAYS
Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with “Alice in Wonderland,” a film that presents a young woman who finds herself in the world of the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen. She is welcomed as a returning visitor — but is she in fact the same Alice who roamed the trippy realm as a child? Time will tell. Here at the Hero Complex we’re counting down to the film’s March 5 release with daily coverage.
Circle the date, “Alice” fans: On Feb. 19 there will be a major event at Hollywood & Highland that will include appearances by Tim Burton and some cast members from his “Alice in Wonderland.”
Which cast members? Good question, check back here for the very interesting answer.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and the schedule of events includes live music by half a dozen artists featured on “Almost Alice,” the album that hits stores on March 2. The announced acts so far include Kerli, Never Shout Never, 3OH!3 , Metro Station and Family Force 5, but expect lots of fans to show up with high hopes that, just maybe, there might be an appearance by one of the bigger-name contributors to the album, such as Avril Lavigne, Robert Smith or the All-American Rejects.
Colleen Atwood, the Oscar-winning costume designer for the film, will be on hand to judge fan costumes too, and winners will be invited to the adjacent El Capitan Theatre and given a seat at a VIP screening of 3-D footage from the film.
The fan festivities will be streamed live on the movie’s MySpace page, which also has information on other aspects of the Hollywood & Highland event and tie-in offers from Hot Topic and KIIS-FM.
— Geoff Boucher
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Images credit: Walt Disney Studios