We’ve just got word from our friends over at Disney that not only does our small isle get the world premiere of Tim Burton’s latest movie, Alice in Wonderland but it’s also going to be a Royal World Premiere in aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.
All the stars from the movie will be there including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas and Alice herself, Mia Wasikowsha. The Premiere is set to take place on February 25th with Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in attendance. It’s set to be quite a night!
I’ve placed the press released in full below for you to peruse at your leisure and we’ve also been given a brand new image of Anne Hathaway as the White Queen which you can click to enlarge.
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 UK on March the 5th on 2D, Disney Digital 3D and IMAX® 3D screens.
[ Source : HeyUGuys.co.uk ]