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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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Mother
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The White Rabbit
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Mouse
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The Lory Bird
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The Duck
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The Dodo Bird
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The Eaglet
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Pat (The Pig)
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Bill (The Lizard) (as Ernie Orsatti)
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The Caterpillar / Father William
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Fish Footman
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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

Heather O'Rourke was offered the part of Alice, but she turned it down. See more »

Goofs

The Jabberwocky, during the palace party crashing, flies but its wings never once flapped. See more »

Quotes

Mad Hatter: Do you know "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?"
Alice: Yes I do.
[singing]
Alice: Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
Mad Hatter: No, no, no, no, no. That's not good at all. I prefer... Twinkle twinkle little bat, how I wonder what you're at.
The Dormouse: [startled] Twinkle twinkle little skunk, how I wonder if you're drunk!
[falls over]
The March Hare: Twinkle twinkle little ant... you do look strange without your pants.
[laughs]
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Connections

Version of Alice in Wonderland (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

We are Dancing
Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
Performed by Lloyd Bridges and Natalie Gregory
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Fantastic production with the perfect cast!

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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