James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®, Oscars telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.
“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons — fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscars broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27,” said Cohen and Mischer. “We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”
Franco, who currently can be seen in “127 Hours,” will be making his second appearance on an Oscars telecast. His other film credits include “Eat, Pray, Love” “Date Night,” “Milk” and “Pineapple Express.” He is also known for his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the “Spider-Man” trilogy.
Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. She was recently seen in “Alice in Wonderland” and currently can be seen in “Love and Other Drugs.” Her other film credits include “Bride Wars,” “Becoming Jane,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Princess Diaries.” Hathaway was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her lead performance in “Rachel Getting Married.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as “The 83rd Annual Academy Awards” on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars presentation will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, Alice in Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience – Alice in Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes.
Following a record-breaking theatrical performance, Tim Burton’s epic fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s 4th biggest film of all time, takes its booming box-office success into the home with a Disney 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on June 1, 2010, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE).
The Alice in Wonderland Blu-ray Disc(TM) Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to experience a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time in pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality and has been especially packaged with family and fans in mind – with lots of exciting bonus features and an extra DVD and Digital Copy of the movie.
The Blu-ray Disc versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the famous “Rabbit Hole” – exploring more of the world of Wonderland, its iconic characters and the making of the film. Features include the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp’s transformation, Tim Burton’s vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, stunts and more.
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.
After the film and a quick wardrobe change (for some), no one was late to the after party at the Sanderson Hotel, even Crispin Glover who makes his first appearance in our photos for the evening. Also on hand were famed directors Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson amongst others.
And of course the usual suspects were all in attendance: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), et al.
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Cast, crew and celebs of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland from Walt Disney Studios braved the weather and gathered earlier tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England to enjoy the royal world premiere of the film.
Also joining the evening’s events on the red carpet were His Royal Highness Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as the event benefited The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.
Below you’ll find dozens of of cast members Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), Avril Lavigne, Danny Elfman and many more. Photos from the event courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.
In case you missed the live streaming of the Alice in Wonderland premiere, you can catch it all right here.
Make sure you also check out our photos of the after party.
UPDATE: The royal premiere of Alice in Wonderland has come and gone but not been forgotten! Below you can still watch the red carpet event. You can also view our extensive gallery of photos here.
In just a little while, the red carpet event at the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland in London will be kicking off and Walt Disney Studios has invited our readers to be able to watch a live stream of the red carpet event featuring celebrity appearances and interviews.
Expected to make appearances are Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman (Absolum), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Paul Whitehouse (March Hare), Timothy Spall (Bayard), Barbara Windsor (Dormouse) and Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky).
As the event will benefit The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, we can also expect a royal visit from Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and more!
We also expect to have photos from the event which we’ll be posting later as they become available to us.
More Clips and Featurette from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Alice Comes for Tea and Drinks Some Pishsolver
Following up on the two clips we posted earlier today, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with two additional clips plus a five minute featurette that goes behind the scenes of Alice in Wonderland.
First up is the Tea Party in which Alice, having been brought back to the Underland by the white rabbit, encounters the Dormouse, March Hare and — of course — the Mad Hatter at the tea party where the trio debate as to whether she truly is *the* Alice.
Walt Disney Studios held a special Alice in Wonderland event last night in association with Hot Topic at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on the internet where tens of thousands watched Kerli, 3OH!3, Metro Station and Never Shout Never perform their respective tracks off of the Almost Alice soundtrack. In addition, the enthusiastic crowd was greeted by cast members Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp as well as Tim Burton himself.
We are pleased to share with you several photos from the event, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, as well as interviews with the cast that took place backstage.
Walt Disney Studios has teamed up with KIIS-FM and Hot Topic to produce a free Alice in Wonderland extravaganza in Los Angeles tonight and we’re lucky enough to be offering you the opportunity to watch it all LIVE tonight!
The event is scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT and will feature live performances from 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli and Never Shout Never. Also in attendance will be the cast of the film including Tim Burton himself. He’ll be joined by Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp. You’ll also get to see some exclusive new footage from the film. All right here, tonight!
For Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Walt Disney Studios has gone the extra mile to create this traveling exhibit featuring props and models from the upcoming feature. After entering the main doors, you travel down the rabbit hole into Alice’s room featuring a very large Alice model along with her dress, the drink me bottles, the eat me cakes and other props. Other rooms include the Mad Tea Party where you’ll find the Mad Hatter’s wardrobe (and hair), the Red Queen’s Throne room and the White Queen’s room which also contains battle gear for Alice and the Mad Hatter.
We are proud to bring you the following amazing photos from this exhibition. All photos © Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio/Wireimage and courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.
Yesterday, as you are probably aware, the teaser trailer to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was released prematurely. Although we did manage to save our own copy, when it became evident that Walt Disney Studios was not a fan of the breach, it was decided to simply delete the post that linked to it. So for that we both apologize to and appreciate those who posted the many links to our site posted on forums all over (on some interesting non-Disney topic forums too).
Fast forward to today and after making its official debut at the San Diego Comic-Con, we are pleased to bring the trailer back to you (hopefully for good). As we reported earlier in the week, Disney ran a Facebook campaign which pitted the fans of the Red Queen, the White Queen and the Mad Hatter against each other and granted the largest army of fans with the official first look of the trailer. Well, the votes are in, and no surprise, the Mad Hatter is the winner. Which only proves that we know how to pick’m (and that we sorta cheated and joined all three). Without further ado, I present to you the first teaser-trailer to the highly anticipated take by Tim Burton on the literary classic.
Want to take it with you on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Right-click and save: Alice in Wonderland Teaser Trailer – iPhone Version