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Alice in Wonderland (1999)

A young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

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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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28 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Alice au pays des merveilles  »

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

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Tina Majorino and Whoopi Goldberg previously co-starred as the protagonists of Corrina, Corrina (1994). See more »

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When Alice is enlarged from the bottle, her arm keeps changing from halfway out the window to her entire arm out the window. See more »

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Alice: [playing Flamingo-Hedgehog Croquet] It's pointless, everybody's cheating!
Cheshire Cat: People do, if they think they can get away with it.
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Version of Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966) See more »

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Beautiful Soup
Music by Richard Hartley
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll
Performed by Gene Wilder, Donald Sinden, and Tina Majorino
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A just adaptation
11 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This newest version of the 1865 Lewis Carroll classic is extravagant and imaginative, full of many outstanding actors and actresses, and the best of any special effects for a Hallmark/Halmi movie. Martin Short, Elizabeth Spriggs, Gene Wilder, Tina Majorino, and even Peter Eyre, in a small role as the Frogface Footman carrying his scene with great humor and excellent skill, all are wonderful. Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Lloyd, and Miranda Richardson are good as well. George Wendt, however, was annoying and stolid, not at all like the majority of the cast. As said before, FrameStore and the Jim Henson Creature Shop have outdone themselves in the morphing, animatronics, and the like involved in the movie. All in all, a fine adaptation of the story, blending in a bit of Through the Looking-Glass into the first tale; this, as well as an added frame story and other minor things may displease some serious fans of the original book. Also, the pace can be slow at time, especially if you're watching it from the TV airing. The only thing that irked me was some of the script itself: some lines made no sense (or were just plain stupid, and not witty at all), and these that irked me were not put down by Carroll but by script writer Peter Barnes. You might see what I mean when you see the picture itself. Also, editing was sort of mediocre: in cut shots, placement of Alice's hair over her shoulders changes quite often in some scenes. Rating: * * * * 1/2 (out of 5)


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