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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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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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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Jexhai
Jul 19, 2018

I like it fine, but through its series of madcap events you can almost feel the movie asking you to find it bizarre and inventive and strange and it just never quite reached it for me. Individual moments of the far-less regarded Melody Time charmed and surprised me a lot more than any specific sequence in this movie did. And it's so otherwise plotless that you are missing out a bit if you can never buy into that. Maybe it's a bit of "Seinfeld Isn't Funny," or just plain knowing ahead of time almost all the events of the film. But Alice does feel like a complete artistic creation and like a product that wanted to be made by people that cared, which is a bit more than you can say for the lowest of Disney offerings. Par for the course, it's still sweet and beautifully animated.

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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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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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