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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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)
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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)
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Alice's Sister (voice)
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Doorknob (voice)
Larry Grey ...
Bill (voice)
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Dink Trout ...
King of Hearts (voice)
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The Rose (voice)
James MacDonald ...
Dormouse (voice)
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Storyline

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 grantss

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The all-cartoon Musical Wonderfilm! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alicia en el país de las maravillas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,232,000, 31 December 1951
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Alice character and the Disney version often appear in pornography. An adult Alice is notably featured in erotic graphic novel "Lost Girls" (1991-1992) by Alan Moore. She is featured alongside Wendy Darling and Dorothy Gale, though these characters debuted in the 1900s, not the 1860s. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the scene with the flowers, the flowers are asking Alice what kind of flower she is. There's a shot from above, looking down on Alice. Behind her, we see her shadow on the ground. Although Alice is moving a bit, the shadow is perfectly still. 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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Soundtracks

All in the Golden Afternoon
(1951) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by Kathryn Beaumont and Chorus
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Pretty Good Adaptation With Enjoyable Characters and Scenes
30 December 2004 | by 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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