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[10 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Disney Developing ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel

Sources are reporting that Disney is currently developing a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which earned over $1 billion worldwide for the studio.
Disney hired award-winning screenwriter Linda Woolverton to pen the sequel’s script. Woolverton has worked on several Disney films in the past, including the first Alice as well as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and the forthcoming Maleficent.
So far, the studio is keeping plot details for the planned sequel under wraps, but we’ll let you know more as soon as new information becomes available.

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[12 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Alice In Wonderland’ Themed Water Area Opens at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Walt Disney Imagineers have created a new Alice In Wonderland-themed water play area at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The new area is highlighted by an upturned Mad Hatter’s Hat that dumps water when it’s filled up and a teacup that spills water into smaller cups that shower guests playing below. Kids can also enjoy sprinklers and water spouts on the ground, as well as two mini water slides.
What do you think of the new themed water play area?

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[25 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Themed Splash Pad Open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

The new Alice in Wonderland themed splash playground opened at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort this week. The splash area features several waterfalls, two slides, and a central play area for the kids.
Some of the special water effects take place on a timer, while others are operated by kids pulling on pull-cords and turning valves. In traditional Disney style, the design of the playground is highly detailed with images of Alice, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and friends. There are various tea cups and tea kettles spraying water, and the …

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[21 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Frankenweenie Weekend Announced for Downtown Disney

Editor’s Note:  Guest writer Cari Keebaugh has the low down on the upcoming Frankenweenie Weekend at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney! Will you be attending?  Take it away, Cari!
Downtown Disney’s West Side at Walt Disney World will be offering a “dead-fully” delightful time for all during the “Frankenweenie Weekend,” to be held September 28-30.
This weekend-long event will pay tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, and especially the upcoming October 5 release of Frankenweenie, the much-anticipated remake of the 1984 short film.
A variety of special opportunities …

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[27 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Animator Ken Walker Passes Away at 91

Former Disney animator and director Ken Walker, who worked on classics including Alice in Wonderland and Fantasia, passed away on August 18 at the age of 91.
Walker worked for Disney from 1940-42, and again from 1945 to 1952. Additionally, he was filmed as one of Disney’s leading animators on the “Disney Cartoons” episode of You Asked For It, available on YouTube.
In addition to his work for Disney, he also worked for Columbia Pictures and Hanna-Barbera. Additionally, he founded Funnybone Films in 1981 and remained the owner of the company for …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rob Ashford Rumored to Be Hired for Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Stage Musical

While the stage adaptation of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is still several years from coming to fruition, sources say that Disney Theatrical has hired Broadway director and choreographer Rob Ashford, although both the company and Ashford have denied commenting on the truth of this.
Disney Theatrical have been considering a stage adaptation of Burton’s film for several months now, and rumor has it that Linda Woolverton will be writing the book for the musical based on her screenplay for the film with Richard D. Zanuck executive producing. However, a Disney …

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[3 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Details Revealed About California Adventure’s ‘Mad T Party’

Disney California Adventure’s Mad T Party, a new nighttime spectacular set to replace ElecTRONica on June 15, promises to be filled with plenty of wacky and wonderful delights inspired by Alice in Wonderland. You already know about the Mad T Party band, but even more details have been revealed regarding this nighttime event.
Annual passholders were able to get a sneak peek at some of the delights coming to Mad T Party via a special showcase that included two new frozen drinks that will be served at the party – green …

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[17 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rob Ashford to Direct Musical Adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

This week, it was announced that Broadway director and choreographer Rob Ashford will be teaming up with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring a musical adaptation of  Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland to the stage. The new musical, which does not yet have a premiere date, will be based on Disney’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland film, rather than the original Lewis Carroll stories and Disney’s 1951 animated film of the same name.
Working with Ashford to bring the new show to life will be a number of alumni from the 2010 film, …

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[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mad T Party Coming to Disney’s California Adventure

An all-new nighttime celebration will be replacing Disney California Adventure’s ElecTRONica this summer. Dubbed the Mad T Party, this Alice in Wonderland-themed party will feature plenty of surprises and fresh new takes on characters from Tim Burton’s film.
Guests will be able to enjoy a live band, new foods and beverages, exclusive merchandise offerings, games and plenty of dancing. Overall, guests will be immersed in a psychedelic, exciting and whimsical world.
Get ready to step through the rabbit hole and enjoy the Mad T Party, coming summer 2012. In the meantime, you …

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[27 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the New Year with Exclusive Disney Merchandise

There are several new items coming to Disney Parks this year, which will allow visitors to ring in the New Year in style. One of the items is the clock-inspired Disney Eat Hat, designed by Mark Seppala, who says that Alice in Wonderland partially inspired him to create this new ear hat.
Additionally, the clock theme carries over into the Disney Pins, with a new pin featuring Tinkerbell. Two additional Disney Pins will also be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to help commemorate the New Year.
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