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Alice in Wonderland
A world of wonders in One Great Picture
On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!
Dear Disney People,
This one was really strange. I don't think I understood everything. I really, really liked the cat with the big grin.
My dad liked it a lot. Maybe more than I did. He kept laughing all the time. He's a bit strange.
Hugs and kisses,
(Dirk is my dad. He made me watch this)
Review In A Nutshell:
Our world is held together by logic and rules, ensuring a sense of understanding in every action we perform and every decision we make. There is always something driving behind or underneath, even if we can't see it ourselves. Through a young person's eyes, there is still much to learn about the world; they go to school in order to understand these fundamentals, and find success within it. Despite the wisdom being passed down to them, an imagination still lurks underneath, sometimes more than one would normally have. It is there that they start to create their own rules, sometimes losing themselves to the delusions of their own personal realities. Creativity has a purpose, it builds…
This is the definitive Alice in Wonderland for me and will never be topped.
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 145 out of 700
Film 17 of Remember the Magic
Question of the Day: Can I like a film that has beautiful animation but has no plot, no character development, and not point to it?
The simple answer is no I cannot. This film will be easily forgettable once my journey with Disney is done. I always thought this film came out of after the death of Disney because it lacked that Disney magic, it lacks those fantastic songs and characters you just adore. The only part of this film that is great is the party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. Disney must…
Alice in Wonderland is not as good as I remembered it to be. The story is weak and although there are some interesting characters, most of them are kinda forgettable. The animation is great as it always is in Disney movies, but I'm afraid that looks are the only thing that this movie has.
Grating as fuck.
Is creativity with no purpose or direction creativity at all? That is in fact the question that kept resonating through my mind throughout the viewing. There is simultaneously too much and nothing going on at any given point of this film. Quite the accomplishment.
The film is basically an endless parade (even at 75 minutes) of weird characters and situations. The problem lies in the fact that neither the characters nor the situations are involving in the least. I guess you could say that a film that is constantly trying to be weird and different is devoid of character. Ironic or not, it makes for a pretty boring watch.
As for the story (or lack thereof), there…
I know the point is for it to be as whacky as a fever induced dream (or something more chemically induced for that matter) but the almost complete absence of plot hurt my enjoyment of Alice In Wonderland. How can you invest in a journey where there are no consistent rules or real sense of peril? That said, still watchable thanks to some attention grabbing scenes, among which the unbirthday celebration with the Mad Hatter is probably the best. On the other hand, although by no means bad, the animation is no longer on par with earlier Disney's efforts, and the songs and music are rather unmemorable. One of those cases where the "classic" label, and actual popularity, leaves me a little dumbfounded.
Alice in Wonderland: teaching kids that drugs are cool as shit since 1951.
In all seriousness though, this is a pretty enjoyable film. It captures the irreverence and madness of the story very well. I feel like the character designs are pretty definitive and it's all wonderfully colourful as well as being animated with fluidity and precision.
In terms of a story, it's more or less just a bunch of weird stuff tied together through Alice. It's a fun trip, but there's not a lot of meaning behind it. I also didn't really like the walrus story (which is essentially about a guy murdering a bunch of children). It broke the pace up a little and was too long in my opinion.
As a whole though it's a good time (probably even better if you're stoned out of your mind). Fantastic animation and character design and a bizarre, if almost non-existent plot.
I always loved Alice she's so dreamy and clumsy.
Through the thickest of nostalgia goggles... Still, this is such a delight.
Lewis Carroll's story of Alice and the goings-on in her Wonderland has fascinated me greatly, as far back as I can remember. All incarnations of it. Be it the original texts, a surrealistic revision by stop-motion antics or an X-Rated 70's musical. If Alice is there, I will be too.
I'm not exactly sure why I'm so enamored with this opium-fueled dream of a tale. Perhaps it's in the way it celebrates imagination and encourages child-like curiosity. Perhaps it's in the way it's practically begging to be read into and endlessly mulled over, or perhaps I'm just a sucker for disjointed nonsense. Either way; upon umpteenth viewing (although the first in many years) of this particular adaptation, it still charms me to no end.
Great performances and soundtrack. Great animation with lots of bright colors contrasting the black backgrounds. Story and characters are suitably zany and unpredictable. The lack of focus and excess energy might be distracting for some viewers, but I think it's part of the intent. It transitions the story from print to the screen while adding the Disney touch quite well.
This is perhaps lesser known than some of the other classic Disney cartoons but I like it because it is so silly, just like the Alice books.
I can see why this alienates Lewis Carroll fanatics, since the movie is a weird combination of adaptation of both books. But the animation! My word, it's absolutely astounding.
What I learned:
The mome raths outgrabe
Voice Acting: ★★★★★
Kathryn Beaumont: ★★★★★
When I was a kid, my favorite attraction at Disneyland Paris hands down was Alice's Curious Labyrinth (here's a decent walk-through of it if you've never been to Disneyland Paris). I had a strange fascination with mazes and labyrinths, although I personally had never seen the film the maze was based on. I did however love the design of the maze, and I loved the music that played there. Naturally, after a handful of visits to Disneyland over the years, I rented the VHS from my local library and sat down and watched it.
I hated it.
There were way too many songs, the scene with the talking flowers was boring as shit, I didn't care about Alice, it lingered…
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