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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:
Some brilliant animation in semi-successful adaptation of classic novel... See more (135 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 (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Card Painter (uncredited)
Tommy Luske ... Young Pansy (voice) (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Singing Flowers (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Card Painter (voice) (uncredited)
Max Smith ... Card Painter (voice) (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
Kathryn Beaumont .... live action model: Alice (uncredited)
Jerry Colonna .... live action model: March Hare (uncredited)
Walt Disney .... presenter
Richard Haydn .... live action model: Caterpillar (uncredited)
Sterling Holloway .... live action model: Cheshire Cat
Ed Wynn .... live action model: Mad Hatter (uncredited)
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:
This was the first feature film for which Walt Disney was able to use television for cross-promotion. Disney's very first television program, One Hour in Wonderland (1950) (TV), which was broadcast on Christmas evening of 1950, was devoted to the production of this film. Naturally, the entire program, including the clips from the movie, was in black and white.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: During the Mad Tea Party, the "half a cup" changes its configuration, and the seating arrangement changes when the March Hare is smacked with a hammer. Although probably not intentional, these goofs fit in with the absurd, disorienting humor of the scene.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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Some brilliant animation in semi-successful adaptation of classic novel..., 27 January 2004
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Let's face it, there are moments in ALICE IN WONDERLAND that are absolutely dazzling, imaginative and as artistic as anything the Disney artists were capable of doing. And yet, for all its achievement in the art of animation, this Disney film has always drawn mixed notices. Perhaps part of the problem is there is seldom a letup in the zany goings-on--seldom a chance to draw a breath and rest between each overly imaginative episode. Then too, it's the episodic quality of the whole story structure that upsets some as well as the frantic cartoon movements of its weird characters.

Faults and all, it's still a colorful event--probably one of the richest uses of color Disney ever attempted and with some wonderful styling in its background art. For me, a highlight of the film is the singing/talking flower sequence ("Golden Afternoon") with its haughty flowers discussing Alice as if she was some kind of other worldly creature with funny looking stems. (It reminded me of the snooty elephants laughing and speaking with contempt of the new baby elephant in Dumbo).

Other bits are equally brilliant--the shuffling army of cards in the Queen of Hearts episode; the baby oysters clothed in blue bonnets and pink dresses for the Walrus and the Carpenter; the droll humor in the Tweedledum/Tweedledee sequence; the smoking Caterpillar becoming irate when his three inches of height becomes the subject of conversation; and of course, the Mad Tea Party, full of hilarious slapstick and immensely aided by the voice talents of Bill Thompson (White Rabbit), Jerry Colonna (March Hare) and Ed Wynn (Mad Hatter). No less impressive is Verna Felton as the raucous voice of the Queen of Hearts in some of the film's funniest moments. With her army of cards, she plays a wicked game of croquet with flamingoes as mallets, hedgehog as a ball and cards as hoops, all the while displaying a lethal temper.

Despite some brilliant animation, pleasant songs and gorgeous art work, it's just another example of how difficult it is ("impassable" to quote Carroll) to translate this particular tale to the screen and still remain faithful to the original. Others (many other versions, in fact) have failed--but Disney at least provides a sprightly, if frantic, version that has appeal for adults and children.

Perhaps because its surrealism matched the hippy culture of psychedelia, ALICE enjoyed a welcome theatrical return engagement in the '60s and has become more respected in recent years (an American-made British fantasy popular even in the U.K.) as one of the studio's finest efforts.

Ironically, one of its most delightful characters--the doorknob--never appeared in the book but was applauded everywhere as an inspired bit of business.

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