Tim Burton and Disney's Alice in Wonderland is one of just 23 movies to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. The 2010 film will get its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, in May 2016, and the first trailer promises mayhem and wonder on an even grander scale.
"You've been gone too long, Alice," goes the introductory voiceover. We quickly spy Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter stepping into a ruined, flaming land; the stakes are high. The movie will feature returning actors Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Anne Hathaway (the White Queen) and Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen.) Borat himself, Sacha Baron Cohen, will play Time embodied in corporeal form.
Tim Burton has fallen back to the producer chair while writer/director James Bobin (The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, Cohen's Da Ali G Show) takes over behind the camera. Linda Woolverton again wrote the script; her credits include The Lion King, Mulan and Maleficent.
Alice in Wonderland won Oscars for Costume Design and Art Direction, as well as a Visual Effects nomination. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865. Disney's original animated adaptation premiered in 1951.