Cinema City 2010.
Following the White Rabbit (voiced by Michael Sheen) across the field, Alice sees him disappear into a rabbit hole and she suddenly falls in it too. She falls through the weird passage, like from some dream, before she finds herself in a round hall with many doors. After struggling with a small bottle which had DRINK ME written on it, which content makes her smaller, and a cake which had EAT ME written on it, which makes her bigger, Alice manages to find a way to go through a door and enter a miraculous world know to its inhabitants as the Underland.
Burton, who was often interested in the concept of double world in his works and has always favoured the outsider, couldn’t miss the chance to present his own notion of the all time classic Alice in Wonderland.
‘It is a part of our culture in a great measure‘, says Burton about Carroll’s story, ‘so that it inspired the making of many theatre plays, TV and film adaptations, among which is Disney’s animated film from 1951. However, I didn’t like any of the film versions so far. Each one was about a passive girl who wonders around and has many adventures with strange characters. There isn’t a bit of seriousness in those films. That is exactly what I have tried to accomplish with this version, to put together the ideas from those stories into something that wasn’t exactly in the book but still captures its spirit‘