• Teapot prop finds new home in the merry old land of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

    Hollywood is no stranger to the magic of reusing a good thing. Ideas and sequels are some of the re-purposing magic but at Disney some re-purposing took place on the set of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.

    Those with a keen eye might recognize that one of the teapots on the table for the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was re-used for the upcoming Sam Raimi adventure to Oz. D23 recently shared images of the teapots used in both films.

    A few months ago, we had the opportunity to see a special teapot prop from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland at the D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit in Simi valley!

    Full posting from D23 below...

    D23 Presents: Alice in Wonderland‘s Teapot Gets a Reprise in Oz The Great and Powerful

    With Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful opening March 8, audiences will explore fantastical new worlds and meet some spellbinding characters. One you may have seen in the trailers is the adorable China Girl, a doll-like child made of porcelain who joins the wizard on his quest to save the Land of Oz. She’s a citizen of the aptly named China Town, a village composed of myriad porcelain structures.

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    You may recognize one of them—the giant teapot in at the heart of China Town also made an appearance in Disney’s 2010 hit Alice in Wonderland. You might call it a big blue-and-white painted Easter egg for fantasy fans.

    The unpredictable scale of Wonderland meant Alice might appear tiny next to a dish that fit perfectly in the hand of the Mad Hatter. But in the Land of Oz, China Town is a true mini-metropolis, with pint-sized residents who make their homes in such vessels.

    Production designer Robert Stromberg says he wanted the village to have a very classic storybook feel and “took elements of porcelain designs and scoured the universe for different patterns and things.”

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