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short flight

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

While I’m sure some of you have seen them but I can’t resist posting the newly released images of Tim Burton’s re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland for those who have not.  Twitter was all a-buzz yesterday as the ‘first look’ images were released in USA Today.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, will revisit the heroine in her late teens as she is reluctantly about to be proposed to.  She flees the scene and follows the white rabbit into Wonderland where her help is needed.  Alice doesn’t remember her previous trip down the rabbit hole but they remember her.  That’s as far as I’m going with a synopsis.  I read a bit more and then stopped myself as I prefer to just see the film on opening day and not expect anything.  You can certainly get more little tidbits online such as descriptions of the characters and a little more info on the plot.  It’s all just a google away.

Anyway, without further adieu…photos!

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen:

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Alice played by Mia Wasikowska amongst the strange flowers of Wonderland –

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This is my favorite image.  It’s just so Burton-esque.

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A better shot of Tweedledee and Tweedledum played by Matt Lucas

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and Alice herself…in tiny form

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I’m totally looking forward to the release – March 2010.  In the meantime, you can get an entirely different and probably even trippier version of Alice by renting ‘Alice’ by the incredibly talented and bizarre filmmaker Jan Svankmajer who is known for mixing stop motion into real time which produces uncanny results.  Here’s the opening of Svankmejer’s Alice on YouTube.

This week’s comic is loosely related to foolishness but mostly was an excuse for GingerDead’s brain to fly into the sky and be eaten by birds.  As always, your haiku comments are a delight so don’t be afraid to not only write them but post them here.  Let the comic art or Alice inspire you…

<3 calan

12 Responses to “short flight”

  1. Seraphine Says:

    the lost woman sits
    a tree bent in mockery
    of her failing days

    tossing bits of bread
    to birds, those selfish creatures
    screaming me me me

    she feeds them her soul
    she stuffs them her reject brain
    they gobble her eyes

    memories falter
    someone walks by birds scatter
    a leaf skitters off

  2. Fonzo Says:

    brain appetizer
    delicious when freshly served.
    not just for the birds.

  3. justme Says:

    Ooh, Sera, you’re giving me goosebumps.

    As the birds drew near
    GingerDead ducked and covered;
    he is made of crumbs.

    “Open up your mind,”
    screamed the birds at GingerDead.
    “Don’t stereotype!”

    should we then suspect
    an ulterior motive
    behind the birds’ taunts?

  4. Seraphine Says:

    great one, justme. i almost forgot gingerdead was made of crumbs. after a while he seems so real… and everyone knows birds love cookie brains.

  5. Amanda Says:

    There is a lovely song about Alice that I absolutely adore. The girl thats never been by Escape Key

    A young girl afraid
    runs through trees chasing white feet
    watch out for rabbits

  6. matthew Says:

    I love that song! Glad to see someone else has heard it.

    This movie looks good but i really wanted to see the one that never got past the studios red tape. It was based on the game American Mcgee’s Alice. I loved that game and that version of alice would have been truly awesome.

  7. calan Says:

    awesome haiku every one..wow!

    matthew, omg yes. i had forgotten about that and some how mixed it in to this one which i was thinking doesn’t look as dark as i’d hoped but it’s hard to tell. it was the mcgee alice indeed. 🙁 i would really love a super creepy alice. the story deserves it in my opinion.

  8. Jim Morey Says:

    bird done digesting
    the same brains airborne once more
    gingerdead trees now?

  9. Adam_Y Says:

    A quick mention for a lesser-known Alice-like film, ‘Mirror Mask’…


  10. calan Says:

    hi adam 🙂 yes i guess MirrorMask is Alice-esque. it’s one of my all time favorite films. for those who are into neil gaiman because of Coraline, check out MirrorMask which he did along with the incredible artist Dave McKean. I blahged about it here:


    It’s like my personal mission to make people aware of that film so thanks for mentioning it. For some reason, not many seem to have heard of it which is a shame as it is quite extraordinary. I wasn’t aware of it myself until a few months back when I stumbled on it searching Netflix by writer names.

    You can follow Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman on Twitter btw.

  11. Amanda Says:

    I love Jim Henson Studios and Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. He worked with another favorite and wrote Good Omens. You all should read it its like amazing. I heard about Mirror Mask because it was being advertised in the re release of Labyrinth a few years ago *another Jim Henson Studios film. Muppets FTW. I have a huge collection of Gaiman’s stuff because my dad loved his Sandman Series i just havent gotten around to reading them yet because i dont know if we have the full set any more.

  12. matthew Says:

    Don’t worry about the set for Sandman. Most of the comics are told as one off’s anyway. Awesome series though. You will really enjoy it i am sure.

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