Alice in Wonderland (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  28 February 1999 (USA)
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The wizards behind The Odyssey (1997) and Merlin (1998) combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a two-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen of Hearts / Society Woman
Mad Hatter / Chinless Idiot
King Cedric of Hearts / Society Man


Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home? Written by Anonymous

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A Masterpiece of Imagination. . .


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Release Date:

28 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice au pays des merveilles  »

Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(2 episodes) | (VHS) | (TV) (2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


About 875 digital VFX shots were used in the film. See more »


When Alice first shrinks, a (relative to her) gigantic bottle hits the ground next to her and she doesn't jump, she doesn't so much as flinch. See more »


Alice: I don't want to meet mad people...
Cheshire Cat: But you can't help it. Everyone here is mad. I'm mad. You're mad. It's only by chance n' careful planning if you're not!
Alice: How do you know I'M mad?
Cheshire Cat: [disappearing] Because you're here, and everyone here is mad!
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Version of Wonderland (2001) See more »


Cherry Ripe
Music by Charles Edward Horn
Lyrics by Robert Herrick
Performed by Tina Majorino
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User Reviews

What A Trip!
9 April 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Yeah, maybe it's got its faults (Looking Glass scenes added in inexplicably, whatever), but by God this is the trippiest film ever made! Hours and hours of madness! It's like you're in a dream that takes control of you. The grass and the trees are so green, the colours are so amazingly vivid, the camerawork is so - melty? - and everything just flows together in the weirdest, most unreal way. So enjoyable. Everything is happy and crazy, just like Lewis Carroll intended it to be. Live a little, just like Alice! Dive into it! I ended up imagining I was Alice and walking in and out of these magical places for hours. What a druggy film - the caterpillar, a thousand references, sentences mangled and regurgitated as inspired poetry, rainbow colours, hundreds of characters, the list goes on.

I love this film! Watch it! Lock yourself away with it!

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