With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. Written by
The Cheshire Cat's name derives from the traditional county of Cheshire in England. The name of the county is Anglo-Saxon in origin. Lewis Carrol himself was born in Cheshire and spend most of his childhood there. See more »
In the story of "The Walrus and The Carpenter", the story begins with The Carpenter finding the baby oysters in the water and signaling the Walrus over by whistling and rubbing his belly, indicating that he found something to eat. (Namely, the oysters). When the Walrus is trying to lure the baby oysters out of the water to follow him, he bops the Carpenter on the head when he subtly suggests eating the oysters. (So as not to give away the fact that the Walrus is going to eat the oysters). However, after the Carpenter prepares the soup and bread to feed the oysters, he inexplicably is shocked when he discovers that the Walrus has eaten the oysters. The tale ends with the Carpenter furiously chasing the Walrus for eating the oysters. But at the beginning, that was the plan all along. See more »
[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]
Hmm? Oh, I'm listening.
"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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I have always liked this film, being a true blue Disney fan I consider it on of the great ones. I like the animation from the fifties. I have read the books and they frightened me more than this film, I know some of the reviewers feel the opposite. I feel that the Disney artists had a touch of what Wonderland is like and just had fun with this one. It is true there is no great feats here but when I have had a stressful day I like to put the brain in neutral and just enjoy the dazzling colors. The silliness is great and the cast brilliant. Alice was one of Mr. Disney's least favorite characters, he thought she was too cold. But when you are surrounded by a bunch of loonies that don't care for you I think you might be cold too. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this an 8.
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