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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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Alice Through the Looking Glass  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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The Jabberwock creature costume was designed by the Production Designer Phillip J. Jefferies, very early in the production preparation. A description from Lewis Carrol provided the costume design: a body of a dragon, whiskers, fish-like head, insect antennae and pair of talon-like hands on both arms and wings, also serves as forelegs when it walks on ground. The costume was fabricated by Adam Hill and Tom McLaughlin at the Berman's Studios. When the creature costume was shown to Irwin Allen, Tom McLauglin wore the costume. He had also served as the model for the costume's fabrication. Casting couldn't find neither an actor nor a stunt man to fill the height matching Tom's height. Irwin decided Tom was the "Jabberwock" and he performed the role from that point on. Interestingly, the set decorator had placed too large in scale furniture for Alice's interior study-library set, when the character first appears. The art director supervised the decorator's selection of size and scale of the furniture (chairs and tables) in order for the Jabberwocky performer to move around in the set. The Jabberwocky appears through out the production (as a figment of Alice's imagination) until at the end, back at home, the Jabberwocky disappears. The monster-creature was a terrific costume character. 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

Cheshire Cat: Meow, baby.
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Version of Alice in Wonderland (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Off With Their Heads
Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
Performed by Jayne Meadows
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Another great adaption by Irwin Allen!
22 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is perhaps one of the few better adaptions of Mr. Caroll's story,besides the French version of 1952(?) and the lesser-known Jim Henson version in 1983.It stays on track on the original storyline and humour,unlike the 1951 Disney version,which was too sugary and the new 1999 version,which had famous actors,but no talent.

Oh,and it wasn't afraid to be dark either,such as that Jabberwocky and some of those weird shape-shifting people of wonderland.

**** KISSES!


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