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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Timeless magic of warped genius. See more (131 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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 (musical score by)
 
Film Editing by
Lloyd L. Richardson (film editor) (as Lloyd Richardson)
 
Production Management
Ben Sharpsteen .... production supervision
Ken Peterson .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recording
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
Harold J. Steck .... sound recording
 
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 .... backgrounds
Mary Blair .... color and styling
Bob Carlson .... character animator
Les Clark .... directing animator
Claude Coats .... color and styling
Tom Codrick .... layout
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
John Hench .... color and styling
Hugh Hennesy .... layout
Ray Huffine .... backgrounds
Ralph Hulett .... backgrounds
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 .... backgrounds
Fred Moore .... character animator
Charles A. Nichols .... character animator (as Charles Nichols)
Lance Nolley .... layout
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Kendall O'Connor .... layout (as A. Kendall O'Connor)
Charles Philippi .... layout
Thor Putnam .... layout
Wolfgang Reitherman .... directing animator
Art Riley .... backgrounds
McLaren Stewart .... layout (as Mac Stewart)
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Harvey Toombs .... character animator
Judge Whitaker .... character animator
Thelma Witmer .... backgrounds
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 .... orchestration
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
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Trivia:
Originally, Alice was to sing a song different from "In a World of My Own". It would be a slow ballad entitled "Beyond the Laughing Sky", and it was a song about Alice dreaming of a new world, a world better than her own, very much in the spirit of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). However, Kathryn Beaumont had difficulty singing, and it was decided that starting the film off with a slow ballad would be a little risky on audiences. The song we hear today, "In a World of My Own", is livelier, and was easier for Beaumont to sing.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the opening credits, Lewis Carroll is spelled Lewis Carrol, missing the last letter L.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:
March of the CardsSee more »

FAQ

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42 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Timeless magic of warped genius., 24 May 2000
Author: Covey-3 from Sheffield, England

Most films age over time. In 20 years will Titanic still be as amazing as it was in 1998? Will Jurassic Park still have people gawping open mouthed at the cinema screen? I think not. Its a rarity, but sometimes, just sometimes, there comes a movie that is timeless, magical and eternal, one such film is Alice in Wonderland.

It seems to me, when watching most Disney films, that Walt Disney had an evil masterplan to mess with the minds of children, young and old. Dumbo is a film about an outsider, Pinocchio is a film about a freak child who cannot stop lying. Walt only made these films family viewing through constantly having a moral ending. Dumbo can fly and Pinocchio is rewarded for risking his life to save another, however, these moral endings do not disguise the fact that, at times, Disney films were quite peculiar.

Alice in Wonderland on the surface is a dreamlike fantasy about a child nodding off and visiting a wonderful wonderland where flowers sing, caterpillars smoke and rabbits talk. However, similarly to Blue Velvet, this film is not about the surface values, its is about the dark, seedy undertones that exist beneath the aesthetic surface.

Below its surface lies a wealth of wholly unlikeable and unhelpful creatures. Aside from the King (Hooray) of Hearts, each character only serves to hinder Alice in her attempts to come to terms with her warped dream. The Cheshire Cat is responsible for putting Alice in court, the White Rabbit wants to have Alice destroyed when he finds her at his home, the flowers shun Alice when they incorrectly perceive her to be a common garden weed, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare also shun Alice for no reason whatsoever, this list is as long as the tunnel that leads Alice into her Wonderland.

To look back at the film nowadays, one could surmount that the ending is nothing more than a cop-out (these thoughts were true for Lynch's Boxing Helena). She dreamt it all along is nothing more than saying, here, we'll give you licence to create a magical world, no boundaries because it all exists inside a young girls mind.

I'll admit this review might seem overly critical of the film, but it is for these warped reasons and the context of what the film represents or least what it should represent that I absolutely adore it. Walt Disney might have had a masterplan to screw with the minds of his children, but I say, good luck to him. A subtle undertone to the magical shell of the movie shows that the yolk is in fact sour. I daren't but will compare this movie to Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder, another film about a false surface level and the warped undertones of life and death.

Sleep is only a state of mind, it's what happens in this state of mind that really matters. Or at least, what mattered to Walt.

Classic.

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