7.4/10
2,495
79 user 7 critic

Alice in Wonderland (1985)

Alice is in Looking Glass land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director:

Writers:

(novels), (teleplay)
Reviews
Popularity
2,703 ( 123)

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie 1999)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alice falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing
Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane
Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A modern adaptation of the classic children's story "Alice Through the Looking Glass" written by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, which continued on from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". ... See full summary »

Director: John Henderson
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Curley, Penelope Wilton
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn
Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie 1966)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she... See full summary »

Director: William Sterling
Stars: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett
Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Join Alice on her journey through the mirror in BBC's fanciful adaptation of Lewis Caroll's classic novel. In an alternate world, just on the other side of the mirror's reflection, Alice ... See full summary »

Director: James MacTaggart
Stars: Sarah Sutton, Brenda Bruce, Richard Pearson
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Mother
...
...
The White Rabbit
...
Mouse
...
The Lory Bird
...
The Duck
...
The Dodo Bird
...
The Eaglet
...
Pat (The Pig)
...
Bill (The Lizard) (as Ernie Orsatti)
...
The Caterpillar / Father William
Scotch Byerley ...
Fish Footman
...
Frog Footman
...
Edit

Storyline

Classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk. After escaping the disturbing Queen of Hearts, she finds that she has ended up on the other side of the looking glass in Looking Glass Land and that there is a mind-created Jabberwocky after her. With the advice of a wise owl and royal chess pieces on her mind, she ventures home, vowing to grow up in this two-part movie which remains most faithful to the original stories written by Lewis Carroll. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Stunning Adaptation Of A Family Classic! See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Through the Looking Glass  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Checkerboard clearing was created on the right of the forest area, with backings rented from JC Backings, located on the MGM lot. Brown paper was taped to the bottoms of the landscape drops, painted to tie into the checkerboard main ground cover. The checkerboard pattern was planned in a false perspective grid pattern for the distant checkerboard ground rows to become smaller in scale. This allowed the painted checkerboard scale on the backings to become smaller, as well. The miniature train cars were built by an independent train hobby company, using the train car design provided by the art director Hub Braden. The full scale train compartment was located on the edge of the set for the scene to be filmed. The miniature train track was set up inside this main set filming separately. Upon looking at the exterior of the full scale compartment car, Irwin ordered the exterior to be finished. This had not been planned. Construction and paint finished the exterior prior to filming the scene. The windows and doorway in the compartment interior looked out onto the checkerboard landscape. See more »

Goofs

The scene right after the White Queen turns into a goat and Alice runs off to another part of the woods, she sees a giant black bird chasing her. In the shots of the bird chasing Alice, there is wide open land, but in other scenes Alice is in the forest. See more »

Quotes

White Queen: [singing] Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday, but never ever jam today!
See more »

Connections

Version of Alison (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Something to Say for Hatred
Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
Performed by Martha Raye and Imogene Coca
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Classic for All Ages...
8 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this ALICE IN WONDERLAND version when I was very young, in 1985. This is, to me, the definitive version. I was impressed with everything about it. As with all the ALICE IN WONDERLAND versions, this used a special guest cast (and an impressive one, at that). However, unlike other versions, the script was tailored to suit the guest stars, although they were perfect in their parts. Even the 1933 version had each character actor in Hollywood doing his act for the camera under the guise of the main story. The 1999 version was the same deal-all the stars doing their acts for the camera, with no regards to the story! But in this version, the actors played their roles as they were supposed to be played. Anyhow, the point is-this version really has stuck with me over the years. In 1994, I caught a re-run on television. I was thrilled to see it again. And none of the magic was gone-even 10 years after its initial broadcast! If you're looking for a version of the story to see, or just want to re-visit a special childhood memory, see this wonderful film.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 79 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page