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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

DVD - 2010
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An animated musical version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures.

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weeksworld
Apr 10, 2021

This is a classic and not just a Disney classic (but still one of their best ... made when Disney made the best animations in the world). Disney was prone to anthropomorphicising their animals too much and turning everything into a zany musical but fortunately, they don't stray too far from the novel. Stoners and oddballs are drawn to the psychedelic nature of the style which makes it a weird film but lets face it, Lewis Carroll's story is deliberately counter-intuitive as each scene plays out a counter argument to the expected (Mad Hatter's 'Unbirthday' party, Cheshire Cat's directions, etc.). This came out in 1951, about the time that Surrealism was still a thing and this is one surrealistic trip (in fact, Disney and Salvador Dali collaborated on a short film, 'Destino' which was never officially released). The kids will love the zany antics of the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat while parents will appreciate the colorful sets and designs and great detail so missing in today's animations.

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yellow_zebra_264
Mar 12, 2021

A whimsical tale filled with fun! Some of the highlights are the Madhatter’s “un-birthday” party and Alice’s meeting the Cheshire Cat. Brilliant artwork and animation are also features to be delighted by in this classic Disney movie for the whole family!

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spider_verse_guy7
Mar 05, 2021

the best Disney movie of it's time!

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iloveseaotters
Nov 26, 2019

This is one of my all time favorite Disney classics! I love the animation and the Mad Tea Party is absolutely hilarious! Wonderful cast and songs! I have seen this movie hundreds of times but I really checked out the DVD for the extras. Some interesting things on both discs that will enhance enjoyment of the movie. Loved the footage of Walt Disney and there is quite a bit with the woman who voiced Alice. Really brings the story to life. Although there are other versions of "Alice" out there, Disney's version is the best! Sadly they don't make Disney classics like this anymore.

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Starpoem
May 21, 2019

It's nice to see a Disney heroine who is just a regular little girl, NOT a princess. This film is colorful and imaginative, though a bit dated.

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ManMachine
Apr 26, 2019

(*Mad Hatter quote*) - "We're merrily celebrating your happy un-birthday!"

Apparently - When this animated, musical, fantasy/adventure film was initially released back in 1951 - It was quickly met with plenty of negative criticism for (get this!) being too "Americanized".

Well - My question regarding that is - What the heck did these high'n'mighty critics expect this kiddies picture to be since it was made by Americans in America? Eh? Like - Hello!?

Anyway - For the most part - I quite enjoyed this particular Disney production. It was a decidedly trippy, surreal and whimsical journey down the rabbit hole that contained enough wacky and bizarre moments in it to clearly set it apart from many of the "cute & sweet" feature films that Disney Studios was noted for making during this notable era of pre-CG animation history.

The 4 characters who I liked the most in this "Americanized" version of "Alice" were - Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and of course, the outrageous Queen of Hearts ("Off with her head!").

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Zaria4
Apr 23, 2019

i really like this dvd because one of the bouns features were the virtual wonderland party, and i can never stop watching it.

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ManMachine
Apr 10, 2019

(*Mad Hatter quote*) - "We're merrily celebrating your happy un-birthday!"

Apparently - When this animated, musical, fantasy/adventure film was initially released back in 1951 - It was quickly met with plenty of negative criticism for (get this!) being too "Americanized".

Well - My question regarding that is - What the heck did these high'n'mighty critics expect this kiddies picture to be since it was made by Americans in America? Eh? Like - Hello!?

Anyway - For the most part - I quite enjoyed this particular Disney production. It was a decidedly trippy, surreal and whimsical journey down the rabbit hole that contained enough wacky and bizarre moments in it to clearly set it apart from many of the "cute & sweet" feature films that Disney Studios was noted for making during this notable era of pre-CG animation history.

The 4 characters who I liked the most in this "Americanized" version of "Alice" were - Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and of course, the outrageous Queen of Hearts ("Off with her head!").

Trippy and memorable. A little dated in some places, but still one of the better movies Disney has made.

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LaNomada01
Jan 12, 2019

This book and any series or creation it created - is somewhat overhyped for me. The only selling point that I've ever received on it from a fan who loves all things Wonderland - is that it has a lot of powerful female characters that get to go on their own type of finding yourself journey.

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miaone
Feb 18, 2013

White Rabbit: I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! No time to say "Hello, Good Bye" I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

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miaone
Feb 18, 2013

Red Queen: Off with her head!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

March Hare: There's only one way to stop a MAD WATCH.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Alice: It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Doorknob: Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Walrus: The time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things / Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings / And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wigs / Calloo, Callay, come run away / With the cabbages and kings.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I'd ask the Mad Hatter.
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no...
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I'll see him...
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he's mad, too.
Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here.
[laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from?
Alice: Oh, I don't come from any garden.
Daisy: Do you suppose she's a wildflower?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Alice: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

White Rabbit: [singing] I'm late / I'm late / For a very important date. / No time to say "Hello, Goodbye". / I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

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Mar 05, 2021

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

On the bank of a tranquil English river, a young girl named Alice grows bored of listening to her older sister read aloud from a history book of William I of England. When her sister chastises Alice's daydreaming, Alice tells her cat Dinah that she would prefer to live in a nonsensical dreamland called Wonderland. Alice and Dinah spot a waistcoat-wearing White Rabbit passing by, and Alice gives chase as he rushes off claiming to be late for an unknown event. Alice follows him into a rabbit hole and falls into a labyrinth. Her dress balloons out and she begins to float. She sees the White Rabbit disappear into a tiny door and tries to follow, but the door's talking knob advises her to alter her size using a mysterious drink and food. Alice eventually manages to shrink and passes through the door's keyhole and into Wonderland. She meets several strange characters including the Dodo and Tweedledee and Tweedledum who recount the tale of "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

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