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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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Alice Through the Looking Glass  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum were cast with Eydie Gormé and Steven Lawrence, who were performing at Harrah's Reno Casino. The duo flew, after their midnight casino engagement, to Los Angeles, reporting at 6:00 a.m. to the MGM Studio rehearsal room, joining the choreographer to learn their dance routine. Dressed in identical matching "mouse grey" colored top and bottom velour fabric sweats and sport sneakers, Gorme and Lawrence, their identical natural short close clip naturally curly salt and pepper grey hair, actually looked like a pair of twins; the same height, and body shapes in their velour grey sweats! Entering the stage set area where a forest dell had been set up, Gorme and Lawrence examined their performance area. Irwin Allen was standing with the Production Designer in conversation, as he observed his stars entering their production area. As Gorme and Lawrence walked over to greet Allen, he hastily asked, "Which one is Eydie and which one is Steve?" He was told, "Eydie is on your left, and Steve is on your right". 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

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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There's No Way Home
Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
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Fantastic production with the perfect cast!
1 March 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Yes, I saw this -- so did you! This is quite possibly the best version of Alice ever, and one of the rare versions that includes Through the Looking Glass. This film is so exquisitely done that I remember being both thrilled and terrified! (My mother had to tell me that the Jabberwocky was just a costume that was hung up in a closet before I could go to sleep...and then I was afraid of my closet!) The cast is ideal -- no one else could play the Caterpillar so well as Sammy Davis Jr., and only Red Buttons could be such a perfect White Rabbit! Of course, my copy was taped over (Mom's attempts to comfort me just weren't enough, I guess!), but I would love to see it again. Find it at your local video store if you can, or order it -- but if you plan to have your kids watch it, make sure they see it in the daytime, and NOT right before naptime or bedtime!


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