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Alice in the Land in the Other Side of the Mirror (1982)

Alisa v Zazerkale (original title)
| Animation, Short, Family
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Marina Neyolova ...
Alisa (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
The White Queen (voice)
Nikolay Karachentsov ...
Georgiy Kishko ...
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Spartak Mishulin ...
Tweedledum (voice)
Evgeniy Papernyy ...
The Black Knight (voice)
Rostislav Plyatt ...
Narrator (voice)
Mikhail Svetin ...
The White King (voice)
Tatyana Vasileva ...
The Black Queen (voice)
Yuri Volyntsev ...
Humpty Dumpty (voice)
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Tweedledee (voice)
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Fine adaptation of the great book: hugely superb to Disney's
25 December 2002 | by (Moscow) – See all my reviews

Believe me, this cartoon is great. Unlike that sugar-coated and over-simplificated Disney version, it retains genuine sense of wonder and delicious weirdness so prominent in the book. I remember watching Disney's Alice in still tender age of 11, on big screen no less, and it completely failed to impress me compared to Russian cartoon that popped up occasionally on TV.

Carroll's work is not for children only, nor is it easy to adapt onscreen; while Disney carefully removed all the more serious issues, Russian version has them all, including several rather grim existential/death jokes. Again, Disney's Alice is just another Snow-White, while Alisa is more like Carroll and Tennison perceived her: cute, curious, caring, innocent and strong.

Cut-out animation is top of the line, in fact, it eerily resembles some modern high-budget anime; add to this superb voice work and fine electronic soundtrack from the beginning of 80's - and you have a great work of art.

I surely hope "Alisa" finds its way to "Masters of Russian Animation" series. This masterpiece surely deserves much wider recognition.


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