This just in from our Fearless Leader:
Nickelodeon’s animated preschool bilingual heroine Dora the Explorer becomes the latest to bop through a looking-glass. Originally aired as “Dora in Wonderland” in March (Season 7, Episode 16), it is now available on YouTube and DVD. It features Mel Brooks as the Mad Hatter and Alan Cumming as the White Rabbit.
Josh Sobel and crew of “The Forks & Hope Ensemble” have previously mounted showings of Snark in Chicago as mentioned here. But now they are taking their show on the road, all the way to Fringe in Edinburgh! Check out their trailer below. And if you want to help them get to Fringe, visit their campaign page where you can see the full trailer and donate.
Details of their Fringe appearance (wish I could go)
What: The Hunting of the Snark
Who: The Forks & Hope Ensemble, originally produced by Strawdog Theatre
Where: Greenside Theatre at Nicolson Square, Downstairs (Venue 209)
When: 11:30AM on August 11, 12, 13,14, 15
Tickets: £8 (£6 concession, £24 family price)
For those of you who love David Delamare’s artwork (like us), The Porcelain Garden site has a series of lithophanes featuring some of his Alice artwork (amongst others). Perfect nightlight for your Alice collection room! While the site does not have a specific section devoted to his items, the four sections with Alice items are here: 1, 2, 3, 4
For your own little Alice (or even you), Disney has released a new line of cosmetics with an Alice theme under their Beautifully Disney collection, appropriately titled Curiouser and Curiouser. I especially like the Non Sensical Nail Polish.
Van Sandwyk’s illustration for the book Canadian Content
On June 9th Charles van Sandwyk will give a presentation on his new Folio Society edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. If you are in the Vancouver area you should check it out. UBC Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver.
Every fall asleep on your book? Well now you can do it and not worry about getting ink on your face. ThinkGeek has released a series of classic books as pillows, and of course Alice is one of them. Get one for yourself!
For those who just can’t get enough High Definition Czech surrealist cinema with a Carrollian twist, this is definitely for you. Released back in April, the Jan Svankmajer Alice is now on Blu-Ray. Check out this New York Times article. Said the Rabbit.