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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  26 July 1951 (USA)
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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice (voice)
Mad Hatter (voice)
Caterpillar (voice)
Cheshire Cat (voice)
Jerry Colonna ...
March Hare (voice)
Queen of Hearts (voice)
Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
Bill Thompson ...
White Rabbit / Dodo (voice)
Alice's Sister (voice)
Joseph Kearns ...
Doorknob (voice)
Larry Grey ...
Bill (voice)
Queenie Leonard ...
Dink Trout ...
King of Hearts (voice)
Doris Lloyd ...
The Rose (voice)
James MacDonald ...
Dormouse (voice)


On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards! Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 July 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alicia en el país de las maravillas  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


An earlier adaptation was planned for the 1930s. The storyboards were done by the talented British artist David Hall. It was a bit closer to the book, but it was rejected for being too scary. Amongst the concepts from this version was the Mad Hatter and March Hare chasing Alice with a knife and scissors, the Cheshire Cat with hundreds of sharp teeth, and Alice nearly beheaded by a grinding gear. See more »


When the Caterpillar changes, he loses his arms and legs. During the chase scene at the end of the movie, when Alice swims up to him on his floating mushroom, his arms and legs are back. This is part of his biology. See more »


[first lines]
Alice's sister: [reading from a history book] "... leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the Earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand..." Alice.
[camera zooms out to show Alice sitting in a tree, playing with Dinah and making a chain of daisies]
Alice: Hmm? Oh, I'm listening.
Alice's sister: "And even Stigand, the archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown. William's conduct at first was moderate."
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Maybe not as "charming" as most Disney films...
28 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

...and certainly "Pinocchio" had a more popular and memorable song score, but for my money I'd pick "Alice In Wonderland" as one of Walt Disney's top achievements in animation. From Lewis Carroll's story, and filled with knock-out colors (pinks and blues and reds on inky blacks), this episodic tale would not have worked so well if the direction hadn't been so graceful, setting a light, jovial mood, and the songs so tongue-trippingly clever. Alice herself is lovely and funny, the supporting characters appropriately manic, and the quiet moments gently even out the craziness (as with the Tulgey Wood/"Very Good Advice" sequence). Disney certainly runs hot ("Pinocchio", "Peter Pan") and cold ("The Sword and the Stone"), but this fantastic journey into nonsense, from a practically-unfilmable book, is endlessly interesting from a visual stand-point. ***1/2 from ****

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