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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (adaptation) (as Lewis Carrol), Winston Hibler (story) | 12 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Beaumont ... Alice (voice)
Ed Wynn ... Mad Hatter (voice)
Richard Haydn ... Caterpillar (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Cheshire Cat (voice)
Jerry Colonna ... March Hare (voice)
Verna Felton ... Queen of Hearts (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
Bill Thompson ... White Rabbit / Dodo (voice)
Heather Angel ... Alice's Sister (voice)
Joseph Kearns ... Doorknob (voice)
Larry Grey Larry Grey ... Bill (voice)
Queenie Leonard ... Bird in the Tree (voice)
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... King of Hearts (voice)
Doris Lloyd ... The Rose (voice)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Dormouse (voice)
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Storyline

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. Written by grantss

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A world of wonders in One Great Picture See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The live flowers appear in the film though they are not Wonderland characters. They appeared in the second Alice novel, "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871). They are voiced by Lucille Bliss, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, Marni Nixon, and Norma Zimmer. See more »

Goofs

During the tea party, the "half a cup" changes its configuration, and the seating arrangement changes when the March Hare is smacked with a hammer. Although probably not intentional, these goofs fit in with the absurd, disorienting humor of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice's sister: [reading from a history book] "... leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the Earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand..." Alice.
[camera zooms out to show Alice sitting in a tree, playing with Dinah and making a crown of daisies]
Alice: Hmm? Oh, I'm listening.
Alice's sister: "And even Stigand, the archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown. William's conduct at first was moderate."
[...]
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Alternate Versions

On the JeemTV showing, in the Middle East, many shots were censored from the film including the use of tobacco, such as the Dodo's pipe, the Walrus' cigar, and the Caterpillar's hookah. These shots were edited to remove the tobacco product in question by cropping, slowing down the video, or by removing the scene completely. Other shots removed included the male dandelion mating with the female flower, the shot of the horsefly being swatted away by the Rose, and the dog worm barking at the cat worm during the "All in the Golden Afternoon" sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Venture Bros.: The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

In a World of My Own
(1951) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by Kathryn Beaumont
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Maybe not as 'charming' as most Disney films...
28 January 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

...and certainly "Pinocchio" had a more popular and memorable song score, but for my money I'd pick "Alice In Wonderland" as one of Walt Disney's top achievements in animation. From Lewis Carroll's story, and filled with knock-out colors (pinks and blues and reds on inky blacks), this episodic tale would not have worked so well if the direction hadn't been so graceful, setting a light, jovial mood, and the songs so tongue-trippingly clever. Alice herself (voiced by Kathryn Beaumont) is lovely and funny, the supporting characters appropriately manic, and the quiet moments gently even out the craziness (as with the Tulgey Wood/"Very Good Advice" sequence). Disney certainly runs hot ("Pinocchio", "Bambi") and cold ("The Sword and the Stone"), but this fantastic journey into nonsense, from a practically-unfilmable book, is endlessly interesting from a visual standpoint. ***1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alicia en el país de las maravillas See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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