Posted in Book

Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated Journey Through Time

Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” (1951) is one of my favourite animation growing up. I recently saw “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2016) in theatre and it wasn’t as bad as everyone said it is. I enjoyed it a lot, especially “Time” as a character. 😀

This book explores Walt Disney’s fascination with Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. It consists of how he developed Alice animated feature, including Wonderland and its characters, as well as how the film turned into attractions (rides, shows, parades) in Disneyland.

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The book also features some detail regarding the Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action adaptations, directed by Tim Burton, “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and its sequel in 2016. I like this book a lot as i’m a huge fan of Alice and her Wonderland! Highly recommended for any Alice’s fans out there, especially fans of the 1951 classic animated film.

What is your favourite character? I like Mad Hatter, Dodo Bird, White Rabbit a lot but my favourite has to be the Cheshire Cat! 😀

“You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.”

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Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated Journey Through Time

Author: Mark Salisbury

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Disney Editions (2016)

Language: English

Source: Book cover is from Amazon.com

P.S. This is the not the first Alice related book i reviewed. The 1st one is “The Art of Alice Madness Returns” and you can check it out here:

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/the-art-of-alice-madness-returns/

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Posted in Book, Game

The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

I’m now watching several game walkthrough videos on youtube. I’ve been wanted to play those games but never have a change to do so. The best way to enjoy the games without playing is to watch gamecasters play them! 😀 Anyway, i’m not going to talk about where to watch the video (because obviously they are on youtube) but i’m going to review the art book of the game, “Alice: Madness Returns” by American McGee.

The game is awesome as well as the book! I love the distorted Wonderland and how dark it can become.The designers of this game are very good at taking “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through The Looking Glass” books by Lewis Carroll and drove them into madness. After Alice got released from the asylum, she went back to Wonderland for the 4th time and the Wonderland has changed according to her mental state. (Alice went to Wonderland for the 1st and 2nd time in the original books and then the 3rd time in the previous game, “American McGee’s Alice”)

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What i like the most in this book are the costume and weapon designs for Alice. In my opinion, i think they should add more concept artworks. Anyway, it’s great and i love it to the max! Highly recommended for Alice’s in Wonderland fans who also like Gothic and dark theme. 🙂

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The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Author: American McGee

Illustrator(s): Various

Hardcover: 184 pages

Publisher: Dark Horse Books (2011)

Language: English

Source: Book cover is from Amazon.com

*Note: Learn more about “Alice: Madness Returns” game at:

http://www.ea.com/alice

Posted in Artwork

“Once upon a time”

Wow, it has been 2 weeks since my last post! Time flies. I was working on my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project as the deadline is coming up (14 May 2013). Now i’m done with it and i would like to show off a little bit. 🙂 Here is the overview of the Sketchbook Project by Art House Projects, LLC and Brooklyn Art Library.

It’s like a road trip, but with sketchbooks

The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our community is made up of over 75,000 people, and our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds over 26,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.

We invite participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in our ever-growing library of inspiration.

Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can participate in the project.

(Source: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/projects/sketchbookproject/)

I participated in “Fill Me With… Tour” and my sketchbook name is “Once upon a time” (#S103930). My book has been already cataloged at the Brooklyn Library and it can be found on the shelves with a call number of 227.1-9. The library will also notify me via email when someone is looking at my sketchbook. How nice! I really want to go to New York, just to check this library out… looking for inspirations!

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Anyway, here are my artworks inside the sketchbook which filled with my childhood favorite fairy tales!

Sleeping Beauty Snow White Red Riding Hood Jack and the beanstalk The Little Mermaid Hansel and Gretel The Little Match Girl Emperor's new clothes Rapunzel Beauty and the Beast Peter Pan Princess and the pea Alice in Wonderland Frog Prince Thumbalina Cinderella

Hope you can all guess who is who. If you have time (and money), please visit NY and take a look at my sketchbook! Thanks in advance! 😀