In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, “Underland” is the same world Alice once knew as "Wonderland", but it is revealed that she misheard the name as "Wonderland" when she was a child, but "Underland" is the proper name. Underland is in decline after years of being under the rule of the evil Red Queen. For inspiration, Burton was drawn to a World war II-era photograph of a British family having tea outside their estate under the bleak skyline of war-torn London. "The thing about Underland," Burton explained in a press release, “[is that] like any fairy-tale land, there’s good and the bad.”


  • Underland is also the name for all the land under the fictional world of Narnia in the book The Silver Chair by the English author C. S. Lewis.
  • Underland is also the name of the land under New York City in "The Underland Chronicles", a five-part series of fantasy novels written by the American author Suzanne Collins.
  • Alice in Underland is also the name of a short story by Henry Payson Dowst and a non-fiction book by Wolfgang Zuckermann.


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Source Texts Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Through the Looking-Glass - The Nursery "Alice" - The Hunting of the Snark
Related Topics Wonderland - Looking-Glass Land - Underland - Alice - Alice Liddell - The Annotated Alice - Oraculum
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Other Novels Alice in Deadland - Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics - Alice in Zombieland - Otherland - Splintered
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