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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The White Rabbit
The Lory Bird
The Duck
The Dodo Bird
The Eaglet
Pat (The Pig)
Bill (The Lizard) (as Ernie Orsatti)
The Caterpillar / Father William
Scotch Byerley ...
Fish Footman
Frog Footman


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Release Date:

9 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Through the Looking Glass  »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sammy Davis Jr., who appears as the Caterpillar in this 1985 live action version of the classic tale, also provided the voice of the Cheshire Cat in the 1966 Hanna Barbera animated TV version of "Alice." See more »


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Music by Steve Allen
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll
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A Classic for All Ages...
8 March 1999 | by 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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