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Many dolls, figures and figurines resemble delightful movie characters.
There are many wonderful dolls and figurines which look like the many colorful characters from the movie ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ This movie was based upon a story written by Lewis Carroll called ‘The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.’ The movie adaptation (directed by Tim Burton and screen written by Linda Woolverton) came out in theatres in 2010.
Mia Wasikowska played Alice Kingsleigh, our heroine in the more recent (2010) ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie. In this story Alice flees from her own engagement party while feeling pressured to marry a pompous man she didn’t even like. She follows an odd looking white rabbit down an underground hole returning her to her childhood fantasy world called Wonderland. This place is surrounded by some very colorful, talking creatures during her travels.
Alice meets the Mallymkun Dormouse, a talking white mouse wearing a fuchsia coloured uniform jacket with golden overlay, brown belt and white scarf around his neck. He is very unique in appearance. There is a doll which resembles Mallymkun Dormouse which can be purchased over the internet.
Alice also meets Tweedledum, and Tweedledee who are two short and chubby fellows. These two strange looking guys are wearing matching striped black and white jerseys and black pants. There are figures also available, resembling each of these odd looking tubby characters.
Alice soon meets the ferocious looking creature known as Jabberwocky. She comes to the conclusion that she must overcome her fears and win a battle against the Jabberwocky. Near the end of the story Alice is able to kill the Jabberwocky overcoming her fears.
The wicked Queen of hearts is played by Helena Bonham Carter in this movie. There is a Queen of Hearts doll available which resembles the actress. She has heart shaped lips, large forehead with bright red heart shaped hair with a small gold crown on top. The homely Queen (Helena Bonham Carter’s forehead was digitally enlarged to three times the normal size for the movie) is wearing a white collar and a long red dress. It has a red and gold bustle overlay and the red skirt part of the dress is decorated with gold colored hearts. Alice vows to help the ‘White Queen’ regain her rightful reign to the throne and end the Queen of Hearts’ tyranny over the creatures of Underland.
In one scene in the movie Alice crashes a tea party. She hides in the Mad Hatter’s teapot, dressed in a lovely blue dress. There is an Alice doll available in a gorgeous looking light blue dress, donning a flowery design with lovely laced trim having lighter blue ribbon with a satin flower around the bodice. She wears ribbon on her right arm as well. She is wearing black shoes. She is very elegant in appearance.
In another scene in the movie, Alice dresses up to protect herself from the evil ‘Queen of Hearts.’ There is a pretty vinyl figure available, which looks like Mia Wasikowska’s character Alice when she dresses in disguise. This lovely ash blonde figure wears a red dress with layers of silky net on the skirt of the outfit with a white with black striped overlay. Her upper right arm is wrapped with red ribbon used as a bandage. Her waist is adorned by a red tasseled belt. Her shoes are black accentuated by red laces.
Another lovely Alice doll which resembles Mia Wasikowska, dons an attractive soft nylon light blue over coat with matching vest and blouse. She looks very pretty in blue.
Anne Hathaway played pretty Mirana the White Queen from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in the movie remake. The lovely Mirana figure (who looks like Anne Hathaway) which is available over the internet is donning a beautiful long white gown adorned with white beads on the bodice and clear colored snowflakes on the skirt part of the dress. She is wearing a lovely pearled necklace and a choker (made of golden colored stars) around her neck.
During her travels down the rabbit hole, Alice also meets Niven McTwisp, a very nervous and twitchy clock-watching white rabbit. There is a doll available to look like him. He has long white ears and is wearing a blue waist coat.
The Cheshire Cat has an abnormally large smile. Cheshire has grey and blue striped fur and bright green eyes. A figure of its likeness is also available on the internet. The Cheshire Cat saves the Mad Hatter from certain death.
Tarrant, is the unforgettable character known as The Mad Hatter who is played by Johnny Depp in the movie. There is a great Mad Hatter doll offered over the internet resembling Depp’s Tarrant, having clown like flaming red hair, red lips with matching eyebrows. His brown colored top hat is wrapped with a pink sash and complimented by long jeweled hatpins. The Tarrant figure is wearing a soft cotton fake shirt front with bow tie, a printed vest with golden buttons and a printed scarf around the neck, twill pants with embroidery and lace trim. He also wears mismatched striped stockings along with brown leather boots with red laces. The Mad Hatter figure’s jacket has ribbons of many colors’ held together by a large safety pin. There is bird embroidery on the back of his jacket, the cuffs are trimmed with lace and he also wears a shoulder belt holding several spools of thread and a gold chain consisting of gold and black diamond shapes. There is also a Mad Hatter Futterwacken figure resembling Depp as well. He is still wearing the colorful top hat and flaming red hair. Futterwacken wears a blue jacket, a dickey, a plaid kilt, tasseled belt and printed tie. He is also donning a plaid kilt, striped stockings a bandolier of spools of thread and a chain. He is dressed up ready to perform the Futterwacken dance preparing for the rebellion against the Queen of Hearts (also known as the Red Queen).
The Queen of Hearts and the Knave is banished to the Outlands by the White Queen who is once again the reigning queen. The White Queen gives Alice a vial of the Jabberwocky’s blood which will help Alice get back to her home. Alice returns home and communicates to her family that she will be living her life her way and on her own terms.
Each of the lovely dolls created from the 2010 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie would be well appreciated by both collectors and fans. The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie remake is very entertaining for the whole family to see!
In 1939 a movie called ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was introduced in theatres. There are many lovely dolls, figures and figurines resembling these movie characters. The ‘Wizard of Oz’ was based on a story written by Frank L. Baum called ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ in 1900. In ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Judy Garland played a farm girl named Dorothy Gale from Kansas who lived with her Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, three farmhands and her dog Toto. Near the beginning of the story Miss Elmira Gulch is bitten by Toto, Dorothy’s dog. Miss Gulch says she’ll get the town sheriff to take her little dog to be destroyed. Dorothy runs away with her dog Toto to keep him safe. She meets Professor Marvel, a fortune teller along the way. He fibs to Dorothy by saying that her Auntie Em is ill with grief because Dorothy ran away. Dorothy returns to the farmhouse. She can’t join her family who is locked in the storm cellar. She is knocked out cold by a window frame during a tornado. She awakens when the house is flying through the air due to the great twister. When the farmhouse lands, she finds herself in unfamiliar territory.
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North arrives in a floating bubble and tells Dorothy that the Wicked Witch of the East was killed when the farmhouse landed on her.
There is a lovely figurine available on the internet which resembles pretty Glinda with long golden hair as she is holding jeweled charms from one hand to the other. The charms are of Dorothy’s dog, Toto, the ruby red slippers, a rainbow, the Tin Man’s heart and Emerald City. This Glinda figurine is wearing a lovely pink dress. On the skirt of this dress is a picture of Scarecrow, Tin Man, Dorothy and Lion.
The Wicked Witch of the West (the late evil witch’s sister) appears from a cloud of smoke and tries to claim the ruby red slippers. Glinda tells the witch her powers won’t work in Munchkinland. The Wicked Witch of the West tells Dorothy that she’s going to get even with her and her dog, Toto.
Dorothy fears the Wicked Witch of the West who resembles Elmira Gulch. There is a figurine of the Wicked Witch of the West holding a broom in the air which is sold over the internet. She stands eighteen inches tall, has a green face, long crooked nose and black pointed hat with matching dress. She has many green jewels around the waistline of her dress. The witch also has the same green stones surrounding the bottom of her skirt and also on the rim of her matching hat.
Glinda the Good Witch advises Dorothy to find the Wizard of Oz in Emerald City and ask him for help. She tells her to follow the yellow brick road in order to get to Emerald City. As Dorothy seeks a land called the Emerald City her imagination sends her on a journey to find the Wizard of Oz. She meets many interesting characters who look like her family and friends that she really lives with.
First, Dorothy meets Scarecrow who wants a brain. A Scarecrow figure is available wearing blue overalls. He also dons a blue floppy straw hat and checkered long sleeved shirt with large white collar.
Dorothy also meets Tin man who longs for a heart. There is a nice looking Tin Man figure also available over the internet. He is holding a silver axe. Tin Man wears a metallic silver outfit with matching silver belt and boots. It is a great collector’s item. Lion is another friend Dorothy meets along the way. The Cowardly Lion longs for courage. There is also a figure which resembles Lion. The golden colored Cowardly Lion has a matching mane and tail. This figure would be another lovely addition to a Wizard of Oz collection.
I have seen a very lovely Dorothy Gale doll, holding her black coloured dog, Toto. She is wearing a blue ribbon. She is donning a white blouse and blue jumper dress with the skirt to her knees. She is also wearing matching blue socks with the traditional ruby red slippers. She is very pretty and would be a great keepsake for any avid collector to own. It is a great collector’s doll.
Dorothy and her friends finally meet Oz. He tells them that they already had the attributes that they have been seeking. Oz says that he is from Kansas, too and offers to take Dorothy home in his hot air balloon. Her dog Toto jumps out of the basket, Dorothy follows him and Oz continues on without them.
Glinda tells Dorothy that she and Toto can get back home. She tells Dorothy to tap her heels together, close her eyes and keep saying “there’s no place like home.” Dorothy wakes up in her bed at the farmhouse with loved ones surrounding her. She tells them of her adventures.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ is not only a great classic movie, but has also been named the most watched motion picture by the Library of Congress.
write by Allison Leigh Downey