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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alice (voice)
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Mad Hatter (voice)
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Caterpillar (voice)
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Cheshire Cat (voice)
Jerry Colonna ...
March Hare (voice)
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Queen of Hearts (voice)
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Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
Bill Thompson ...
White Rabbit / Dodo (voice)
Heather Angel ...
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)
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Storyline

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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(RCA Sound System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Disney theatrical film to be shown on television, in 1954. It was shown as the second installment of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) TV show, edited to fit into a one hour time slot. It is also the only Disney feature-length cartoon film to have its first theatrical re-release after it had already been shown on television (although the film had been televised only in an edited, one-hour version). See more »

Goofs

When Alice eats the cookie in the White Rabbit's house and grows, she says, "Oh, no, no, not again!" Alice's mouth does not move to these words. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

We'll Smoke the Blighter Out
(1951) (uncredited)
Written by Oliver Wallace and Ted Sears
Performed by Bill Thompson
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User Reviews

Pretty Good Adaptation With Enjoyable Characters and Scenes
30 December 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For material that does not lend itself very easily to cinema, this is a pretty good adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" with some enjoyable characters and sequences. It succeeds, at least in a basic way, in capturing part of the manic but imaginative nature of Lewis Carroll's story.

Much of the language, poetry, and ideas that make the original story so captivating cannot really be conveyed very easily in a movie, and so it would be nearly impossible for any cinema version of Alice to be completely satisfying to those who love the book. Instead, this version simply tries to make the characters come to life, and to use the animation to recreate the feel, if not the depth, of Alice's experience.

The animation drives most of the movie, and at times it is pretty imaginative. Some of the voices work very well, too, with the likes of Ed Wynn and Sterling Holloway fitting the animated characters quite well.

Carroll's stories are so enchanting and creative that it is no surprise that there have been so many efforts through the years to capture the magic of the Alice stories on film. None of the cinema versions has yet come close to matching the books, yet the material itself has made most of them worth watching. In this one, the overall production has a definite Disney style to it, which makes it different from the original, but as a movie it works pretty well.


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