Following hot on the heels of its box-office success, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has already announced their plans to release Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc this summer.
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, “Alice In Wonderland” is an imaginative new twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience – “Alice In Wonderland” is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes.
The DVD version will arrive in an anamorphic widescreen version with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and will also include a few Featurettes. In ”Finding Alice” you will get to see Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland.
In ”The Mad Hatter” , viewers are provided with a deeper look into the world of the Mad Hatter. Check out Johnny Depp’s early sketches, make-up, costumes and how they digitally enhanced his eyes.
”Effecting Wonderland” is a behind-the-scenes piece on the different technologies used to create some of the most beloved characters in the film – Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen.
The Blu-Ray version will dish out a glorious 1080p high definition transfer and supplement it with a DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio audio track. The release will include the featurettes from the DVD but add significantly to them by offering a number of additional Featurettes, such as ”The Futterwacken Dance” allowing you to check out the making of the timeless dance called the Futterwacken.
In ”The Red Queen” you will explore the creation of the Red Queen from start to finish, including early Tim Burton sketches showcasing costume designs, make-up and digital effects.
”Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen” is a short time-lapse piece showing Helena Bonham Carter as she gets her make-up done. A three-hour process can be watched in just a few short minutes.
”The White Queen” is an interview-featurette with Anne Hathaway, who plays Wonderland’s good queen, about her character’s journey throughout the process of the film.
In ”Scoring Wonderland”, composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton discuss the music for the movie, while ”Stunts of Wonderland” highlights some of the biggest stunts in the film.
“Making the Proper Size” offers you an inside look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice. See how filmmakers used different techniques to stay true to the storyline.
In ”Cakes of Wonderland”, take a trip to “Cake Divas” where the creators of the EAT ME cakes provide viewers with details about how they made the smallest crumb to the largest cake in scale.
”Tea Party Props” then gives you a look at tea cups, saucers, cakes and more. Prop master Doug Harlocker gives an overview of all the props used to bring the famous tea party scene together visually.
“Alice In Wonderland” will be in stores on June 1 and can be yours for $29.99 on DVD, $39.99 on single-disc Blu-Ray, or $44.99 as a 3-disc Blu-Ray version that also includes the DVD and a Digital Copy.