In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's work, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is now 19 years old and returning to her former friends and adventure. Parents may also want to wait until their little ones are a bit more grown-up before venturing into this version of Wonderland (envisioned by Director Tim Burton).
Why Is Alice In Wonderland Rated PG?
Alice In Wonderland is rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.
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As Alice ventures in Wonderland, she has many falls and perilous encounters. Ferocious creatures attack characters (one is injured and the bloody, festering wound is shown). An army pursues its enemy and threatens them with spears and swords. Battles break out and participants are tossed, injured and crushed by rocks. A fiery dragon sets a village ablaze (deaths are implied). An angry queen repeatedly orders, "Off with their heads." She kills various characters, including a frog whose tadpoles she plans to eat. An execution is depicted with a hooded executioner who is seen swinging his ax at the victim’s neck. Ghoulish images include decapitated heads (some seen floating in a mote, another rolls down a flight of stairs) and dismembered fingers (which are cooked into a potion). A creature’s tongue is cut off and it falls writhing to the ground. Several characters have their eyes stabbed, one of which is plucked out by a sword and then carried around in a net bag. Blood is collected in a vial and later drunk. A woman smacks a man’s face. A man attempts to stab a woman. Alice consumes some magical foods that cause her to grow or shrink, resulting in the need for her to find new attire. (No nudity is seen, but many of her impromptu clothes show her bares shoulders and back.) Cleavage is revealed in other charters’ costumes. A few sexual references are made, as well as a brief discussion about corsets and stockings. A married man is caught kissing another woman. A caterpillar smokes a hookah pipe. Language consists of a couple of mild expletives and the infrequent use of terms of deity.
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Fantastical worlds are also depicted in the movies MirrorMask, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (also staring Johnny Depp). Actor Johnny Depp (who plays the Mad Hatter) and director Tim Burton have worked on other projects together, including: The Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Release Date: 1 June 2010
Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following featurettes:
- Finding Alice - Tim Burtons vision for the characters.
- The Mad Hatter - The creation of Johnny Depps character.
- Effecting Wonderland - Behind-the-scenes look at the various technologies used.
Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray also offers these featurettes:
- The Futterwacken Dance
- The Red Queen - The creation of Helena Bonham Carter character.
- Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen - Time-lapse photography showing Helena Bonham Carter transforming into her character.
- The White Queen - An interview with Anne Hathaway.
- Scoring Wonderland - Composer Danny Elfman.
- Stunts of Wonderland
- Making the Proper Size - A look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice.
- Cakes of Wonderland - Meet the creators of the cakes seen in the movie.
- Tea Party Props - With prop master Doug Harlocker.