alice in wonderland through the looking glassThe long-anticipated sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 version of "Alice in Wonderland" has finally begun production, with much of the original cast returning.

"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass," is now shooting in England, and once again features Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen), and Anne Hathaway (the White Queen), as well as the voices of Alan Rickman (the Blue Caterpillar), Stephen Fry (the Cheshire Cat), and Michael Sheen (the White Rabbit). Joining the ensemble are Rhys Ifans, playing the Mad Hatter's father, Zanik Hightopp, and Sacha Baron Cohen, who's playing a villain named Time.

An official press release from Disney notes that the film is "an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland-and back in Time," where Alice is on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.

Director James Bobin ("The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted") takes over from Burton, who's staying on as a producer on the film. Many of the award-winning behind-the-scenes collaborators from the first flick are back for the second go-round, including costume designer Colleen Atwood (who nabbed an Oscar for "Alice"), composer Danny Elfman, screenwriter Linda Woolverton, visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston, and multiple producers.

"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

[via Disney Insider, h/t HitFix]

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