Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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Alice is a bored schoolgirl who yearns for a more exciting life. Things get "curiouser and curiouser" after she follows the frantic White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and has a series of surreal misadventures in the madcap world of Wonderland, where "nothing's impossible." In Wonderland, Alice meets extraordinary characters such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.

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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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M00nM00n
Oct 27, 2018

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole indicative of a drug hallucinatin written during a drug trip by a child molester. Learn the dangers of hookah with a capricious caterpillar, cheer Alice on as she outwits disabled people, and become Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber. And watch on the edge of your seat as a little girl faces injustice at the hands of Delores Umbridge. 10/10 should not watch again.

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Derringer
Aug 01, 2018

"Alice In Wonderland" is a remarkable, surreal trip down the rabbit hole where young Alice encounters such bizarre characters as the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle-Dum.

This pre-CGI animated film was produced in 1951 at Disney Studios on a budget of $3 million.

With a brief running time of just 75 minutes - The story of "Alice In Wonderland" moves along at a fairly quick pace and its entertainment-factor remains quite interesting throughout.

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XGirl
Mar 15, 2018

Hello, darlings! - I think that the Queen of Hearts is an absolute scream.

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ManMachine
Dec 16, 2017

(*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 hell 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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mr_chocolate
Dec 16, 2017

I loved this film. The old style hand drawn animation, rich in colour and story, that was well portrayed as a young girl's dream. I do not recall having seen this when I was a child, but saw this as a man, and it by far surpasses the Tim Burton, Johnny Depp version. I think of this Disney film is such high regard, i have it in my library and gave away the latter.
I have not read either books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland nor the sequel, Through the Looking Glass, written by Lewis Carroll, but i was blown away by this animated film version.

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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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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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