Why Is A Major Batman Villain Going To Be Arrow's New Big Bad?

Ant-Man gets tons of new cast members, including plenty of familiar names. The reasons behind a major Batman villain's role as Arrow's new big bad are explained. Plus, the new Vampire Lestat movie might be circling a director and the titles of this season's Doctor Who episodes have been revealed. Spoilers now! » 8/19/14 6:00am 8/19/14 6:00am

Will A Major Walking Dead Event Catch Comics Readers By Surprise?

Grant Gustin talks about upcoming Flash and Arrow crossovers. Damon Lindelof promises that The Leftovers is about mystery and not cliffhangers. And a Wire alum joins The Originals. Plus, Roland Emmerich wants to shoot two Independence Day sequels back-to-back. Spoilers now! » 6/02/14 6:00am 6/02/14 6:00am

Maleficent Isn't A Good Movie, But I Love It Anyway

There are plenty of problems with Disney's Maleficence. The pacing. The tone. The CG overload. The weak humor. The tortured backstory. The lack of any real connection to Sleeping Beauty. But you know what? I love this movie. I'm going to buy the DVD and watch it over and over. » 5/30/14 9:00am 5/30/14 9:00am

Lewis Carroll Hated Fame So Much, He Sometimes Regretted Writing Alice

Charles Dodgson, the author and mathematician better known as Lewis Carroll, wrote about a young girl lost in surreal dreamscapes. But Dodgson had trouble navigating treacherous landscape of his own: literary fame. » 4/18/14 4:40pm 4/18/14 4:40pm

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland Gets Cancelled

Goodbye CG white rabbits, excessive breasts from the Red Queen, and the Sexy Jabberwocky! Despite its tightly-plotted-out series plans, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland has been cancelled. » 3/28/14 4:24pm 3/28/14 4:24pm

Brooches Made From Classic Books Let You Wear Your Favorite Words

If you're the sort of person who likes to wear your literary tastes on your sleeve—or your lapel—these brooches might be for you. Each one is made from the pages of a classic book—Moby Dick, Watership Down, the tales of Sherlock Holmes—highlighting not just the stories, but also the words themselves. » 3/20/14 8:40am 3/20/14 8:40am

The little girl from The Ring shows up in Wonderland, all grown up!

Wonderland tied up a few lose ends by randomly linking characters again this week. Which was unsurprising, but still interesting. Then the chick from The Ring showed up, in a well. » 3/14/14 2:19pm 3/14/14 2:19pm

In Art Prints, Disney Villains Menace as Shadows

Artist Joe Alexander has created this gorgeous set of prints showing just how iconic the silhouettes Disney's animation has created. And my how they loom. » 2/16/14 2:00pm 2/16/14 2:00pm

A hundred Tim Burton cakes too creepy to eat

To celebrate the spookiest director's 55th birthday, Cakenweenie has collaborated with 100 different culinary artists to build a giant blog of Burton Cakes. They're crazy clever. Here are a few of our favorites! » 9/09/13 8:55am 9/09/13 8:55am

Could Hugh Jackman join the Avengers? Is Star Trek 3 filming in 2014?

At least, Hugh Jackman wants to see it happen. Plus there are hints about how Thor 2 and Dr. Strange will fit into Marvel's movie universe. Check out a new Elysium featurette. Steven Moffat explains how Matt Smith and David Tennant will get along in the Doctor Who anniversary special. Plus new looks at Gravity and … » 7/15/13 6:00am 7/15/13 6:00am

The Doctor is the Cheshire Cat to Amy Pond's Alice in Wonderland

James Hance is a master at blending bits of popular culture; consider his Up-meets-Star Wars portrait and painting of the Muppets as the cast of Firefly. Here, he casts the Eleventh Doctor in the role he was born to play: the Cheshire Cat. » 6/09/13 11:00am 6/09/13 11:00am

The real actors who provided references for Disney animators

For many of its early hand-drawn animated features, Disney would film real actors performing the the roles of the various cartoon characters. The animators would watch these performances as references for their drawings. Technicolor Disney has collected several images from these performances, and spliced in the… » 4/27/13 8:00am 4/27/13 8:00am

Did Disney steal this Alice in Wonderland image?

Certain corners of Tumblr and the Internet at large have erupted this week after artist Katie Woodger posted this image and explained that an image she created, featuring Lewis Carroll's heroine Alice, appeared on cosmetic bags being sold by Disney—and Disney never asked for her permission to use the image. So how… » 4/14/13 7:00am 4/14/13 7:00am

This changes everything: Paul Reubens to voice the White Rabbit in Once…

At first the thought of another 1,000-episode series set in the same realm of Once Upon A Time made us cringe, as the current series has gone to hell this season. But then we found out that Pee Wee Herman would be voicing the White Rabbit in this Wonderland-centric show. In. In. In. So in. » 4/10/13 8:40am 4/10/13 8:40am

Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie?

Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains and trials, distilled by the oral tradition, pack some of the most potent storytelling in any genre, for any audience. So why can't anybody manage to make a halfway decent… » 3/28/13 12:29pm 3/28/13 12:29pm

Saturday Webcomic: Namesake is an incredible return to Oz and so much…

Although much of the action in Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon's webcomic Namesake takes place in the merry old land of Oz, it opens not with a Dorothy but with an Alice. Alice Liddell, to be precise, has gone missing, and the only person who knows where she's gone off to is her friend Charles Dodgson, better… » 2/23/13 8:30am 2/23/13 8:30am

Storybook characters burst from their pages in these incredible paper…

Jodi Harvey-Brown has a somewhat different take on the notion of pop-up books. She uses novels, biographies, and books of short stories as both the inspiration and materials for her open book paper sculptures, reworking the pages to illustrate characters, ships, and scenes from the tales. The end results are lovely,… » 12/09/12 11:00am 12/09/12 11:00am

Are we no longer willing to go through the Looking Glass?

Over at Genreville, Rose Fox makes a connection I've never seen anyone make before, which instantly feels to have a lot of truth to it. On the one hand, the whole publishing industry has decided that it will no longer welcome "portal fantasy," like Narnia or Alice in Wonderland — stories where someone goes through a… » 10/23/12 10:36am 10/23/12 10:36am

CW readies a sexy Alice in Wonderland TV series, Wunderland

The CW is adding yet another fairy tale series to their list of new shows. First, it was the Beauty and the Beast reboot, then a Sleepy Hollow series, and now an Alice in Wonderland show tragically named Wunderland. » 9/19/12 10:20am 9/19/12 10:20am

The weirdest Alice in Wonderland movie ever made

Tim Burton's Alice has nothing on Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer's Alice, a 1988 adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." Wildly weird and inventively low-tech, this movie was created in the spirit of the original novel. » 9/16/12 9:00am 9/16/12 9:00am