Johnny Depp becoming the Mad Hatter

Did you steal my tarts?
No your majesty. 

Favorite Johnny Depp & Tim Burton Behind the Scenes Photos
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

There is a place. Like no place on Earth.
A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!
Some say to survive it:
You need to be as mad as a hatter.

Burton’s 12 Days of Christmas

Behind the Scenes Sillyness

One of the most fun parts about my character was this freedom that Tim gave me from the first conversation that we had, where he said, ‘In Wonderland, I don’t want anything to be all good or all bad. So I don’t want it to be the Red Queen is the bad one and you’re the nice, benevolent one who’s all good.’ So he said, ‘Have fun exploring the relationship between the two of them. They come from the same place.’ I thought, ‘Oh, how fun if my character has this sort of hidden psychosis and is interested in knives and things like that and is kind of adorable on the outside and has tried very hard to become this good, almost over-the-top, positive creature, but underneath she kind of has this murderess streak that comes out when she’s around weaponry. So it wasn’t necessarily that they were opposites, they were just sisters that were different.

- Anne Hathaway

Burton Characters: Christopher Lee

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Posters

Burton Directing Timeline