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The anticipation is building for the release of Tim Burton's fantastical "Alice in Wonderland" and fans of the movie were treated to a sneak preview of the film as well as a special surprise appearance from Johnny Depp on Friday night in Hollywood. 

Looking dashing in his trademark tinted glasses and a scarf, Johnny Depp was greeted by deafening screams as he stood on stage at the "Alice in Wonderland" Fan Event at the Hollywood and Highland complex.

Depp plays the Mad Hatter in the film and he was joined by director Tim Burton and fellow co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas and Anne Hathaway.  

Sponsored by MySpace, the event featured performances from four featured artists who performed their songs from the soundtrack "Almost Alice."  Rocking out to a packed audience, 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli and Never Shout Never ramped up the anticipation for the appearance of the film's stars. 

The 3D fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland hits theaters on March 5.


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