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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.

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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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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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After filming had commenced, CBS and Irwin Allen decided to add Gillian Lynne to the production, as choreographer replacing Miriam Nelson. As the choreographer of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats", the addition of Lynn was considered a technical credit improving the productions' credentials. Cameo guest celebrities were expected to report for their day of filming at four a.m. to the MGM studio rehearsal hall. The choreographer greeted each performer and rehearsed a few dance moves, steps, twirls, slides, staging what he or she would perform for camera. The celebrity would then report to stage, meeting Allen, director Harry Harris, and cinema photographer Fred J. Koenekamp; rehearsing, walking through their routine, what they had learned that morning on the set. Afterwards, off to wardrobe for their costume, and to makeup, reporting back to stage to film their segment. Usually each cameo appearance was staged, rehearsed, and filmed the same day, finishing their guest spot. See more »

Goofs

A portrait of Queen Victoria on the wall of Alice's house implies that the movie has an English setting just like the book, yet the family have American accents. See more »

Quotes

Alice: [reading] 'Twas brillig and the slithy toves. Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogroves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"
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Connections

Version of Fushigi no kuni no Arisu (1983) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
Performed by Anthony Newley
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One of my favorites growing up and still has a place in my video heart.
29 November 2002 | by (Santa Clarita, CA) – See all my reviews

I was going through old Beta tapes from my childhood one day and was disappointed that I could not find this movie. I read other comments and some people said the same exact thing I did. My copy was either taped over or thrown out, a blessing in disguise. I was glad to see Warner has the rights and actually sells it on Amazon! I will admit that if you did not watch this movie when it first aired on CBS back in christmas of '85 that you might not like it nearly as much as I did and still do. I honestly still know the songs even though I have not seen it since probably the late eighties. I was 7 years old when this first aired and my mom taped it for me and my sister. I even remember there was an electrical storm that night in Los Angeles so my copy had interference from the lightning! Anyways, I would watch this tape all the time as a youngster. I think I watched it at least 25 times as a kid. I have not seen the 1999 version that aired on NBC, but I don't think that one would be quite as memorable as this one was. The cast were all well known celebrities, most of whom have either passed on or are no longer considered to be popular any longer. I give the story a 9. The visual design of the make up, costumes and sets gets a 10. The music gets an 8. And the acting and directing a 7. I give this movie an 8 overall. I am going to wait and see if Warner will release this on DVD. They did release another childhood favorite of mine last year, the Hobbit.


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