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Writers:
Lewis Carroll (adaptation)
Winston Hibler (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 July 1951 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A world of wonders in One Great Picture See more »
Plot:
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novels. See more (129 total) »

Cast

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Kathryn Beaumont ... Alice (voice)

Ed Wynn ... Mad Hatter (voice)

Richard Haydn ... Caterpillar (voice)

Sterling Holloway ... Cheshire Cat (voice)
Jerry Colonna ... March Hare (voice)

Verna Felton ... Queen of Hearts (voice)

J. Pat O'Malley ... 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 ... Bird in the Tree (voice)
Dink Trout ... King of Hearts (voice)
Doris Lloyd ... The Rose (voice)
James MacDonald ... Dormouse (voice)
The Mellomen ... Card Painters (voice)
Don Barclay ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucille Bliss ... Sunflower / Tulip (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Flamingo (voice) (uncredited)
Bob Hamlin ... Card Painter (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Card Painter (uncredited)
Tommy Luske ... Young Pansy (voice) (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Singing Flowers (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Card Painter (uncredited)
Max Smith ... Card Painter (uncredited)
Norma Zimmer ... White Rose (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Clyde Geronimi 
Wilfred Jackson 
Hamilton Luske 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Carroll (adaptation: of "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass") (as Lewis Carrol)

Winston Hibler (story) &
Ted Sears (story) &
Bill Peet (story) &
Erdman Penner (story) &
Joe Rinaldi (story) &
Milt Banta (story) &
William Cottrell (story) (as Bill Cottrell) &
Dick Kelsey (story) &
Joe Grant (story) &
Dick Huemer (story) &
Del Connell (story) &
Tom Oreb (story) &
John Walbridge (story)

Aldous Huxley  uncredited

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
 
Film Editing by
Lloyd L. Richardson (film editor) (as Lloyd Richardson)
 
Production Management
Ben Sharpsteen .... production supervisor
Ken Peterson .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
Harold J. Steck .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Blaine Gibson .... effects animator
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Dan MacManus .... effects animator (as Dan Macmanus)
Joshua Meador .... effects animator (as Josh Meador)
George Rowley .... effects animator
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Ken Anderson .... color and styling
Dick Anthony .... background artist
Mary Blair .... color and styling
Bob Carlson .... character animator
Les Clark .... directing animator
Claude Coats .... color and styling
Tom Codrick .... layout artist
Don DaGradi .... color and styling (as Don Da Gradi)
Marc Davis .... directing animator
Phil Duncan .... character animator
Norman Ferguson .... directing animator (as Norm Ferguson)
Hugh Fraser .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout artist
John Hench .... color and styling
Hugh Hennesy .... layout artist
Ray Huffine .... background artist
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Bill Justice .... character animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Ward Kimball .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... directing animator
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Don Lusk .... character animator
Brice Mack .... background artist
Fred Moore .... character animator
Charles A. Nichols .... character animator (as Charles Nichols)
Lance Nolley .... layout artist
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (as A. Kendall O'Connor)
Charles Philippi .... layout artist
Thor Putnam .... layout artist
Wolfgang Reitherman .... directing animator
Art Riley .... background artist
McLaren Stewart .... layout artist (as Mac Stewart)
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Harvey Toombs .... character animator
Judge Whitaker .... character animator
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Marvin Woodward .... character animator
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator: "Alice" and "King of Hearts" (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... directing animator: "Alice in croquet party", "Dodo" (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... directing animator: "Tweedledee and Tweedledum", "Cheshire Cat", "Mad Hatter", "The March Hare", "The Walrus" (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... directing animator: "Doorknob" and the "Queen of Hearts" (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jud Conlon .... vocal arrangements
Mack David .... songs by
Gene de Paul .... songs by (as Gene De Paul)
Joseph Dubin .... orchestrator
Sammy Fain .... songs by
Bob Hilliard .... songs by
Al Hoffman .... songs by
Jerry Livingston .... songs by
Don Raye .... songs by
Al Teeter .... music editor
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Charles Palmer .... story editor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alicia en el país de las maravillas" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Color screen tests of Mary Pickford as Alice were made for a proposed live-action/animation version of the story.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the oyster story, the oyster family's calendar changes between shots.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."
[Alice laughs as her daisy crown falls on her sister's face]
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Soundtrack:
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novels., 20 January 2003
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

I was a little worried when I went to watch the film version of Alice In Wonderland, because I just read the novel and Disney has a tendency to dumb down the material that they make into their films with goofball romantic nonsense and cutesy talking animals. While I did get more than the traditional share of talking animals with this film (as well as a variety of other inanimate objects), the film stayed more faithful to the original story than is generally expected from a Disney film. On the other hand, this WAS made in 1951, which makes me wonder what a more modern adaptation would look like.

I read Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass for English 180 (Children's Literature) at the University of California, Davis, so needless to say, I read it with more of a literary appreciation than is generally applied to children's books. I was pleased to see so many of the characters from the second novel in this version of Alice In Wonderland (such as the Cheshire Cat, the talking flowers in the garden, and Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum), although I must admit that I was slightly disappointed to see that Through The Looking Glass has been assimilated into this version of Alice In Wonderland rather than adapted into its own film, which I think is an honor that it certainly deserves.

As far as being a full length feature (although rather short at roughly 75 minutes), however, I think that this movie does justice to both stories, converting them into a single story rather smoothly, and only leaving out things that will only really be missed by people who know the novels enough to be disappointed that certain things were not included. I, for example, would have loved to see the whole chess story in Through The Looking Glass included in the film (there certainly was time for it), where Alice travels through Wonderland on her quest to become a Queen herself, but I am more than happy with how this film turned out.

One of the only things that I noticed about this film that did not match up to the quality of the novels is that the books have so much more in them for adults than the movie does. There are so many tricks with language pulled in the books, such as in the conversations with Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum as well as several other characters, that it really makes you think about the English language as a game with which an endless variety of tricks can be played. In the film, this is hugely downplayed, even if only because it is done visually and the language tricks pass by so fast that kids are almost certain to miss them and even the most attentive of adults will have a hard time keeping up with them.

As a whole, however, Alice In Wonderland is so wildly entertaining that the loss of some of the literary substance does not detract from it as a terrific tale of adventure and discovery, certain to be enjoyed by people of all ages. I have heard plenty of rumors that Lewis Carroll was on any of a variety of drugs while he wrote the novels (and plenty of rumors that he wasn't on any drugs at all), but there are certainly some things in the books and in the movie that could have only been conjured up by the most, um, eccentric of imaginations. We may never know for sure, but at least we have some wonderful entertainment.

Read the books to your kids.

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