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Our Kind of People are Cardboard People

The Red Queen, sold by AG (Advanced Graphics)

Some light entertainment for your Sunday morning: Where would you put a life-size cut-out of Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen (yours for only $34.95 from AG)? I would like to think of her used to direct attention to a particularly important agenda item, or perhaps to direct traffic (to the left). I have to… [read full post]


Disney’s 1957 Mock Turtle

This cartoon cel of Disney’s Mock Turtle is from LCSNA member Matt Crandall’s collection (featured in an interesting article on the “official” Disney fan site, D23.) Although the Mock Turtle is an important character in the book, he didn’t make it into either the 1951 or 2010 Disney movie. This frame is from a Disney… [read full post]


Disney Japanese Pocket Puzzle to enrage and delight

Japanese Pocket Puzzle from

And now for something completely different: drive yourself mad with a Disney-themed interlocking pocket puzzle, sold online at The puzzles are based on the classic mechanical games involving two interlocking pieces which must be separated – only this time you are offered motivation from the Magic Kingdom: help Alice navigate the Red Queen’s maze,… [read full post]


“Alice’s Theme”: Music & Lyrics by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman’s soundtrack to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland will be released on CD (an ancient kind of optical disc used to store digital audio) next Tuesday, March 2nd, and there’s some short clips at the Amazon store if you desire a teaser. I couldn’t help noticing the opening song – with children’s voices singing… [read full post]


“Curiouser and Curiouser” at the Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra CA

Next Saturday will be the opening night of “Curiouser and Curiouser: Inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” an exhibition of new artwork at the Nucleus Gallery in downtown Alhambra CA. In addition to work from a remarkably long list of exhibiting artists, opening night will feature a number of artifacts and stills from the impending Disney… [read full post]


Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Press Kit: Books within Books, USB keys, & more

Blogger Elizabeth Snead reports at The Dishrag that “Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ press kit is a trip in itself.” The lucky recipients got “a very large box” containing “a large faux antiquarian book of Alice in Wonderland.” Inside the first book with drawings/photos of Tim Burton and the Lewis Carroll is another a delightfully… [read full post]


Alice Fashion in 2010

Fashion is a weak suit at Let “Universe” Be “Books”, but since Disney declared Alice is the New Black at a Las Vegas trade show back in September, Alice, and the prospect of tie-in merchandise, have been inspiring a number of fashion creations probably worth mentioning. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the playing field on… [read full post]



After much accidental online leakage (I would very much like to know the story behind that – coerced intern? anarchist webgeek? media outlet that doesn’t respect embargoes?) one day prior to Tim Burton’s official showing at Comic-Con (with surprise visit from Johnny Depp) and an early release to Mad Hatter’s fans on Facebook yesterday, the… [read full post]


Mickey in Wonderland

If you need a bigger Disney Alice in Wonderland fix than a one-page website can provide and can’t wait until March 5, 2010, check out the upcoming Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland DVD. “Meet Tweedle Chip, Tweedle Dale and Goofy Hatter, play croquet with Queen Clarabelle and more!” Currently available for pre-order, the… [read full post]