Burton retells the Lewis Carroll story, Alice in Wonderland. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonhem Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, the film is set 13 years after the original fairy tale. The film prompted mixed reviews, Variety praised it for its:
Moments of delight, humor and bedazzelment. But it also becomes more ordinary as it goes along, building to a generic battle climax similar to a number of others in CGI-heavy movies of the past few years.