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London February 25th Sees The Royal World Premiere For Walt Disney Pictures’ Epic 3D Fantasy Adventure “Alice in Wonderland” Held In Aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary film-director Tim Burton comes one of the most highly anticipated movie releases for 2010 “Alice in Wonderland.” The film’s all star cast—including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Australian rising star Mia Wasikowska as Alice, and UK comedian Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee—are expected to attend the World Premiere on February 25th in London, alongside director Burton. They will be joined by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Also expected to step onto this majestic red carpet will be some of the impressive British acting talent providing the voices for Wonderland’s amazing menagerie of inhabitants, including Stephen Fry playing the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman playing Absolem the caterpillar, Michael Sheen playing The White Rabbit, Paul Whitehouse playing The March Hare, Timothy Spall playing Bayard, Barbara Windsor playing the Dormouse and Christopher Lee playing the Jabberwocky.
This truly amazing event promises to bring a touch of the magical and surreal world of Wonderland to the capital! Taking place in London’s Leicester Square, the premiere is being held in aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, which aims to remove barriers so that all UK children have the opportunity to discover the arts as a valuable and enjoyable part of life.
Tim Burton’s magical and imaginative “Alice in Wonderland” is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass” and is brought to the big screen in ground-breaking Disney Digital 3D™ and features stunning avant-garde visuals. The film sees Alice embarking on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror and marks a return to Disney for director Tim Burton (“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”). Incorporating characters, story elements and the central themes from both of Carroll’s books, Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” features a new adventure as 19-year-old Alice returns to Wonderland for the first time since she was a child with no memory of her previous adventures there.
Alice in Wonderland is released across the US and UK on March the 5th on 2D, Disney Digital 3D and IMAX® 3D screens.
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Alice in Wonderland
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, interactive media and consumer products. Disney is a Dow 30 company with revenues of nearly $38 billion in its most recent fiscal year.
About The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts works in partnership with arts organisations to offer children opportunities to access the very best of the arts. The charity targets those children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the arts and will work with over 25,000 children in 2009/10.
Children & the Arts is one of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is Patron or President; 18 of the 20 Charities were founded personally by The Prince. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom raising over £120 million annually.
About the Alice in Wonderland World Premiere
The Royal Charity Premiere of Alice in Wonderland will take place on the evening of February 25th in London’s Leicester Square. At least 2/3 of the net proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts (Registered UK Charity No. 1103747).