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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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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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Humpty Dumpty's egg-bowl shape costume was fit with a fan inside the lower half of the egg bowl body frame to keep Jonathan Winters' body temperature cool. Besides being cumbersome for Jonathan Winters to walk, unable to sit in a chair, he was placed (more like perched) upon the stone wall, waiting for his cameo to be filmed. After rehearsing his segment, camera and the film magazine were delayed loading. Additional lighting required further delay. Irwin Allen sat in his director's high chair, along side the director in his high chair, and the cinema photographer in his high chair, ringside in front of Winters. The rest of the crew stood surrounding the big shots listening, watching Jonathan perform his hilarious comedic observations of his costume, of Irwin, of the production; remarking about various crew members wearing Marine insignia t-shirts/sweats, various crew member's general attire, clothing, their hair; mingled with shtick from his night club routine. Jonathan had the crew laughing hilariously, entertaining for sixty minutes. Irwin turned aside to the Production Designer, standing next to him, questioning "What's so funny". Jonathan Winters was the crew's favorite cameo performance, but sadly nothing was filmed of his very funny routine. Jonathan Winters is simply a very funny entertaining comic. Establishing a wonderful instant rapport with an audience. See more »

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Right after Tweedledee and Tweedledum finish the Walrus & Carpenter song, a crew member runs into the shot, turns and runs back out really fast on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Queen of Hearts: In that case, would you be good enough to grovel?
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Version of Alison in Wonderland (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Music by Steve Allen
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll
Performed by Steve Lawrence and the Oysters, Eydie Gormé and the Oysters,
Karl Malden and the Oysters, and Louis Nye and the Oysters
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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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