Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:05 AM PDT by

Take a twisted journey down the rabbit hole in high-definition this June!

Disney/Buena Vista has just officially announced 'Alice in Wonderland' for Blu-ray on June 1.

The film’s opening weekend made 'Alice in Wonderland' the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time, and the biggest IMAX opening of all time.

The release will be available in a single Blu-ray edition or a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and a ton of supplements. Those shared with the DVD release include:

Finding Alice – It’s all things Alice. This featurette includes Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland.

The Mad Hatter – Audiences are provided with a deeper look into the world of the Mad Hatter. Check out Johnny Depp’s early sketches, make-up, costumes and how they digitally enhanced his eyes.

Effecting Wonderland – A behind-the-scenes piece on the different technologies used to create some of the most beloved characters in the film – Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen.

Blu-ray exclusives will include:

The Futterwacken Dance – Futterwhat? Check out the making of the timeless dance called the Futterwacken.

The Red Queen – The creation of the Red Queen from start to finish, including early Tim Burton sketches showcasing costume designs, make-up and digital effects.

Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen – A short time-lapse piece showing Helena Bonham Carter as she gets her make-up done. A three-hour process can be watched in just a few short minutes.

The White Queen – An interview with Anne Hathaway, who plays Wonderland’s good queen, about her character’s journey throughout the process of the film.

Scoring Wonderland – Composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton discuss the music for the movie.

Stunts of Wonderland – A featurette highlighting some of the biggest stunts in the film.

Making the Proper Size – An inside look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice. See how filmmakers used different techniques to stay true to the storyline.

Cakes of Wonderland – Take a trip to “Cake Divas” where the creators of the EAT ME cakes provide viewers with details about how they made the smallest crumb to the largest cake in scale.

Tea Party Props – Tea cups, saucers, cakes and more. Prop master Doug Harlocker gives an overview of all the props used to bring the famous tea party scene together visually.

Here's a peek at the packaging:

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99 and $44.99 (combo pack).

You can find the latest specs for both editions of 'Alice in Wonderland' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under June 1.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Single Disc Edition) (Blu-ray)
Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Combo) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disney/Buena Vista, Disc Announcements (all tags)