Alice Through the Looking Glass

Last Updated on: May 31st, 2024

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a fantasy adventure film released in 2016. It serves as a sequel to the 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland” and is loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s novel “Through the Looking-Glass.”

The movie follows the story of Alice Kingsleigh, who returns to the whimsical world of Underland (known as Wonderland) through a magical looking glass. In Underland, she discovers that her dear friend, the Mad Hatter, is in grave danger. To save him and the entire realm, Alice embarks on a perilous journey through time, encountering various eccentric characters along the way.

Directed by James Bobin, the film features a star-studded cast, including Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. The visually stunning movie showcases imaginative landscapes, fantastical creatures, and intricate costumes.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” explores themes of time, friendship, and the power of imagination. It delves into the backstory of characters from the original film while offering a new adventure filled with whimsy, humor, and magical elements.

While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it still captivated audiences with its visually stunning effects and the return of beloved characters from Wonderland. Whether one is a fan of the original story or simply enjoys fantastical adventures, “Alice Through the Looking Glass” offers an entertaining journey into a world of imagination and wonder.

Fun Facts

  • In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the character Time, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, is a new addition to the story. This character is not present in Lewis Carroll’s original “Through the Looking-Glass” book.
  • The film features stunning visual effects and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2017. It showcased the use of advanced CGI techniques to bring the whimsical world of Wonderland to life.
  • A notable aspect of the movie is its costuming. Colleen Atwood, the costume designer for the film, won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” She created over 2,000 costumes for the characters, adding to the film’s extravagant visual appeal.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2016
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $299.3 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Johnny Depp as Tarrant Hightopp/Mad Hatter
  • Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Young Tarrant Hightopp
  • Anne Hathaway as Mirana/White Queen
  • Amelia Crouch as Young Mirana
  • Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth/Red Queen
  • Leilah de Meza as Young Iracebeth
  • Sacha Baron Cohen as Time
  • Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp
  • Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  • Lindsay Duncan as Helen Kingsleigh
  • Leo Bill as Hamish Ascot
  • Geraldine James as Lady Ascot
  • Andrew Scott as Dr. Addison Bennett
  • Ed Speleers as James Harcourt
  • Richard Armitage as King Oleron
  • Hattie Morahan as Queen Elsemere
  • Joanna Bobin as Lady Alexandra Ascot
  • Simone Kirby as Tyva Hightopp
  • Joe Hurst as Bim Hightopp
  • Oliver Hawkes as Young Bim Hightopp
  • Siobhan Redmond as Bumalic Hightopp
  • Frederick Warder as Poomally Hightopp
  • Eve Hedderwick Turner as Baloo Hightopp
  • Tom Godwin as Pimlick Hightopp
  • Alan Rickman as Absolem
  • Stephen Fry as Cheshire Cat
  • Michael Sheen as Nivens McTwisp
  • Timothy Spall as Bayard
  • Kyle Hebert as Young Bayard
  • Barbara Windsor as Mallymkun
  • Matt Vogel as Wilkins
  • Paul Whitehouse as Thackery Earwicke
  • Wally Wingert as Humpty Dumpty
  • Meera Syal as Nobody
  • Edward Petherbridge as Gentleman Fish
  • Owain Rhys Davies as Delivery Frog
  • Paul Hunter as White Chess King


  • Director: James Bobin
  • Producers: Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton
  • Music: Danny Elfman

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