Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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)
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…
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…
This is the definitive Alice in Wonderland for me and will never be topped.
This might have the worst ending of any film ever. Literally, in the 6th grade they emphasized the point that you're not supposed to end a story like this.
But whatever, I still really like this film. I guess I'd call it a childhood favorite, but I hardly "get it" more now than I did then. Whether that's a damning statement on my education, I'm not sure... that's really just the beauty of this and Carroll's work, though: it's nonsense. You're not supposed to get it. And that's the best part.
The Walrus and the Carpenter bit does it for me every time. Not sure why. Love that scene.
Now I understand why people may not love this as much as I do as sure the plot is all over the place and yes it does kind of end abruptly but this is one my my favourite Disney films of all time. I remember as a kid there were a load of classic Disney films to choose from whenever I stayed at my Grandparents house and this, (as well as Fantasia strangely enough) above any other was by far my most watched Disney film for me growing up.
Watching it again I was really apprehensive as I really do love it that much. Fortunately then it DEFINITELY still resonates with me today as much as it did with me…
The world is colorful, imaginative and crazy. I love it. I loved how Alice is more of a supporting character. She allows as the reason for things to happen, but let's the other character shine lots. Some of the symbols in this are wonderful. I think this is one of the best of Disney just being wacky.
Walt Disney had wanted to bring the story of Alice to the screen for many years before it finally appeared in 1951, and the effort is a departure from the Studio's previous storytelling styles. There are no big heart string-pulling moments, but there are fourteen songs, more than any other animated Disney feature. I believe that record still stands.
Disney's "Alice" and Lewis Carroll's "Alice" are a little different, but both have become firmly rooted in popular culture, and, some would say, collective (un?)consciousness. "Alice In Wonderland" received a lukewarm reception (at best) and received criticism from Carroll fans and literary scholars that felt Disney had "Americanized" a classic piece of British literature. Of course, literary critics, British or otherwise,…
Film #10 of my Hanging Out with Disney project
(From the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack; www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdM9fk5Ih8g&index=16&list=PL7937001B2AAC1D02)
Dear Walt Disney,
I know I've gone on record saying Alice in Wonderland was crap.
But after giving it a rewatch I've realized it was not all that bad.
Even though you claimed it was not your best work
I think its got brains, brains that make DreamWorks hurt.
Though the story of Alice makes hardly no sense
The way you've enriched in your detail is a lighthearted cinch.
And even though I still complain that Alice is such a whiny brat
She's still likeable enough in her curiosity that I can forgive all that.
(crying her way into Wonderland... uggh)
And even though…
Walt Disney once stated that this film was a failure, and he was sort of correct. If he was aiming to capture the mad, zany spirit of the book, then he didn't fail at all. This is completely bonkers. However, if he was aiming to tell an emotionally rich story for the whole family, then, yes, he failed spectacularly. I personally wouldn't classify this as an overall failure, but it just doesn't appeal to me. What works in a book doesn't necessarily translate well to a film and this is a key example of that. Bonus points for the Cheshire Cat though. I fucking love that little guy.
Voice Acting: ★★★★★
Cheshire Cat: ★★★★★
What I learned:
The mome raths outgribe
I made the unfortunate mistake of blinking while watching this. It completely tossed me off track.
This is one serious acid trip, Disney!!
But a brilliant one!
watched with Ollie.
2 stars for still being better than the 2010 Disney version.
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