Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice travels back to Wonderland to save the Mad Hatter. 
  • Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway
  • Director(s): James Bobin
  • Producer(s): Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
  • Screenwriter(s): Linda Woolverton
  • Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
  • Animal Coordinator: Boone’s Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, May 27, 2016

Featured Animal Action

All horseback riders were stunt riders or experienced actors who were skilled at riding, mounting and dismounting. All running/galloping scenes were well choreographed, and actors used caution while on and near animals.The horse(s) rearing was a trained behavior. When teams of horses pulled wagons or carriages, the drivers were experienced and teams of horses were familiar with each other and accustomed to the pulling action. 

In the scene where we see horse and carriages parked in a port, the horses were handled by costumed horse handlers who had been fully briefed about the safety procedures. Horse handlers were also just off camera to assist with the horses and turning the carriages for resetting. Between takes and resetting, the horses were offered water. 

In the scene where the two actresses were drinking tea in the kitchen and we see a cat sitting on a chair near them, the trainer placed the cat on the chair and used hand signals to keep the cat stationary.

In the scene where Alice escapes from the institution, crawling out of the window, and we see pigeons on the roof, the pigeons were placed on the roof apex by the trainer and handlers. This position did not change for the pigeons, so they simply went to sleep as if they were roosting. The actors’ running was never closer than six feet to the pigeons.