Okay, it came out in 2014, but we just found out about it (thanks, Adriana!): Marks & Spencer’s Christmas ad that’s a mashup of Oz and Wonderland, not to mention Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and a magic carpet ride. Warning: a pretty girl (Rosie Huntington-Whitely) is occasionally seen in lingerie, and Helena Bonham-Carter has a cameo. This almost makes up for the cat video posted yesterday.
I didn’t think it was possible to sink lower than Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, but apparently it is. The Disney IRL folks have re-created the tea-party scene from that abhorrent film … using cats. For you who like that sort of thing, click here. For the rest of us, kill me now.
After a year and a half long restoration, the Through the Looking Glass painting has been returned to the Pittsburg Public Library (Kansas not Pennsylvania). The Pittsburg Morning Sun notes that limited edition prints will be available to aid in fundraising for the library.
A very cool looking VR immersive game is set to be released in October, called ALICE VR (formerly titled A.L.I.C.E), and is set in a far flung future world, but with many nods to Carroll. Trailer is beautiful, if another get a chance to play, please let us know!
Rongbin Chen’s monumental translation of The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition into Chinese is now available. This site offers a 21% discount and international shipping, or you can find it elsewhere by its ISBN, 9789865695606.
“Darkchilde” is an intelligent young lady who “happens to be interested in a wide variety of things,” according to her “sanctuary.” She has recently put in a wide-ranging Alice in Wonderland section. Happy exploring!
“With the advent of Glasnost, in the late ’80s, there was a resurgence of illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. We are happy to publish the first English language edition of a survey of the vast array published from Azerbaijan to Vladivostok, most of which have never been seen in the West before.
“The book is 176 pages with 170 b/w and colour illustrations. It includes a Checklist of more than sixty illustrated books. There are two editions, both numbered and bound in a Continental style binding. The Standard of 160 copies is £96.00. The Special Edition of 48 copies includes a folder with four original signed and numbered Aqua-tints by internationally known Ukrainian printmakers, a copy of the book 1/4 bound in leather, all in a solander box. £540.00”
Well, we knew he was a genius but this takes him to a whole new level! Columnist Ben Bowie of The Guardian write in his article about an upcoming documentary with Dr Hawking:
I went to a fancy dress party he threw, and the theme was Alice in Wonderland. He went as the Mad Hatter, and he looked great. I went as the King of Hearts and looked ridiculous, but he said I looked “magnificent”.
Don’t know about you, but I gotta see pictures from that party 🙂