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Alice in Wonderland (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Family | Fantasy  -  9 December 1985 (USA)
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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.

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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

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9 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Alice Through the Looking Glass  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Every morning at 6 a.m., the Director Harry Harris, and the Cinema Photographer Fred J. Koenenkemp, would join Irwin Allen at the stage elephant doors, marching into the studio stage prepared for battle. Art Director Hub Braden and Construction Coordinator Jim Orendorf were usually together at the opposite side, in the set, preparing the daily set ups. Joining the Generals, providing answers and solutions to questions regarding the days planned shooting schedule. The daily filming schedule was a major coordination of plans to keep the Generals' cast and crew on schedule. See more »

Goofs

When the Jabberwocky is flying and you see a close-up of him with a wire visible on his back. See more »

Quotes

Queen of Hearts: Sentence first, verdict afterwards!
Alice: Are you crazy? You can't have a sentence first.
Queen of Hearts: Hold your tongue!
Alice: I will not hold my tongue! Why don't you hold yours?
Queen of Hearts: Oooh! Off with her head! Off with her head!
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Version of Alice of Wonderland in Paris (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Father William
Music by Steve Allen
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Ah, to be Alice, slipping through the Looking Glass to be the Princess of our Imaginations...
12 March 1999 | by (Chicago suburbs) – See all my reviews

I wanted to be Alice. I wanted to wear cute little dresses and shiny black patent leather shoes. I wanted to dance with a caterpillar and float down a river of my own tears!!

This movie combines colors, music, imagery, and a lively cast to create the perfect children's movie. Every single cast member shone in their own light. Ann Jillian and Sammy Davis Jr. were my favorites!!

I can't imagine a film where the director spent more time focusing on the visual "smorgasbord" of colors and images!! The songs were easy to sing to, and Alice presented a lovely little girl who just wanted to be grown-up.

I hope that, someday, they replay this movie so that the children of the world can fall in love all over again with their imaginations. Anything they create today, anything they create TOMORROW will never even come close to the magic of this movie. This should be right up there with "The Wizard of Oz" in the children's movie section of your local video store.


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