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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

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 »

Goofs

When Alice first leans on the Caterpillar's mushroom, it bends to show it's a mattress. 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 Alice in Wonderland (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Music by Steve Allen
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll
Performed by Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormé,
Karl Malden, Louis Nye and the Oysters
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A Classic for All Ages...
8 March 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this ALICE IN WONDERLAND version when I was very young, in 1985. This is, to me, the definitive version. I was impressed with everything about it. As with all the ALICE IN WONDERLAND versions, this used a special guest cast (and an impressive one, at that). However, unlike other versions, the script was tailored to suit the guest stars, although they were perfect in their parts. Even the 1933 version had each character actor in Hollywood doing his act for the camera under the guise of the main story. The 1999 version was the same deal-all the stars doing their acts for the camera, with no regards to the story! But in this version, the actors played their roles as they were supposed to be played. Anyhow, the point is-this version really has stuck with me over the years. In 1994, I caught a re-run on television. I was thrilled to see it again. And none of the magic was gone-even 10 years after its initial broadcast! If you're looking for a version of the story to see, or just want to re-visit a special childhood memory, see this wonderful film.


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