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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alice (voice)
... Mad Hatter (voice)
... Caterpillar (voice)
... Cheshire Cat (voice)
... March Hare (voice)
... Queen of Hearts (voice)
... Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
Bill Thompson ... White Rabbit / Dodo (voice)
... Alice's Sister (voice)
... Doorknob (voice)
Larry Grey ... Bill (voice)
... Bird in the Tree (voice)
Dink Trout ... King of Hearts (voice)
... The Rose (voice)
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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'Tis Brillig...'Tis Brilliant...'Tis Out of This World! See more »


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Release Date:

14 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alicia en el país de las maravillas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,232,000, 31 December 1951
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title song "Alice in Wonderland" was composed by Sammy Fain, with its lyrics written by Bob Hilliard. It was later used by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and has went on to become a jazz standard. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, Lewis Carroll is spelled Lewis Carrol, missing the last letter L. 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 chain 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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Referenced in Footballers' Wives: Episode #4.8 (2005) See more »

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The Caucus Race (Reprise)
(1951) (uncredited)
Performed by Chorus
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Maybe not as 'charming' as most Disney films...
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...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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