First ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Clip Hits the Internet; Let the Freakout Begin! (VIDEO)

March 5 is a very important date for Tim Burton buffs, as it marks the release of the twisted director’s take on the classic Alice in Wonderland. And to help whet your whistle for the big day, here’s the first clip to be released from the film, featuring Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, encountering Mia Wasikowska’s oversized Alice.

A little bit of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter would have been nice, but all in due time, we suppose…

Check out the clip and sound off in the comments section: Do you think Burton can pull off Alice in Wonderland, or do we have another Planet of the Apes on our hands?