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

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 does … » 4/14/13 7:00am 4/14/13 7:00am

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

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

Jetpacks! Voldemort! James Bond! The Most Delightful and Ridiculous…

Was this the most science fiction and fantasy-filled Olympic opening ceremony yet? With director Danny Boyle at the helm, there were bound to be a few fantastical elements in his kickoff to the 2012 Olympic Games. Here are some of the strangest, most wondrous, and most fantasy-fuelled images to grace London's Olympic… » 7/28/12 8:00am 7/28/12 8:00am