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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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The Duck
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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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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

Queen of Hearts: Sentence first, verdict afterwards!
Alice: Are you crazy? You can't have a sentence first.
Queen of Hearts: Hold your tongue!
Alice: I will not hold my tongue! Why don't you hold yours?
Queen of Hearts: Oooh! Off with her head! Off with her head!
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Version of Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hate Dogs and Cats
Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
Performed by Sherman Hemsley
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Ah, to be Alice, slipping through the Looking Glass to be the Princess of our Imaginations...
12 March 1999 | by (Chicago suburbs) – See all my reviews

I wanted to be Alice. I wanted to wear cute little dresses and shiny black patent leather shoes. I wanted to dance with a caterpillar and float down a river of my own tears!!

This movie combines colors, music, imagery, and a lively cast to create the perfect children's movie. Every single cast member shone in their own light. Ann Jillian and Sammy Davis Jr. were my favorites!!

I can't imagine a film where the director spent more time focusing on the visual "smorgasbord" of colors and images!! The songs were easy to sing to, and Alice presented a lovely little girl who just wanted to be grown-up.

I hope that, someday, they replay this movie so that the children of the world can fall in love all over again with their imaginations. Anything they create today, anything they create TOMORROW will never even come close to the magic of this movie. This should be right up there with "The Wizard of Oz" in the children's movie section of your local video store.


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