Alice in Wonderland 2D on Blu-ray gets street date

Tim Burton’s stylish interpretation of Alice In Wonderland will hit the streets June 1. However, like Avatar, the movie won’t be released to home media in 3D that quickly. Instead, three versions of the film in 2D will be available — including a 3-Disc Combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD.

The 2D Blu-ray version of the movie will be presented in the usual 1080p with Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS-HD Master surround sound. Bonus features on the disc include The Red Queen (the creation of the Queen from the start including early Tim Burton sketches), Making the Proper Size (a look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice), and Finding Alice (how Alice and the other characters were developed).

In total, Disney specs 12 featurettes on this upcoming Blu-ray Disc release. Deleted scenes and director commentary won’t be included, but you can expect them to be on a later release. For now, the featurettes are nice bonuses that you won’t find on the first Avatar release.

[PRICE UPDATE] Amazon currently has Alice in Wonderland 1-Disc Blu-ray listed for $19.99. The 3-Disc Combo pack is now available for $24.99 (Reg. $44.99).

Here are details on the Blu-ray disc extras:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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