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)
Think about watching the Pink Elephants scene from "Dumbo" for a full 90 minutes, and you will begin to imagine what this drug trip of a movie is all about. It's absolutely bizarre, and not all of it works -- Especially the songs. But it gets it right more often than not, capturing the zany spirit of the two Lewis Carroll novels and bringing them to vivid life. Plus, it's really quite funny.
I sure do miss Humpty Dumpty, though. He's one of my favorite characters in either of the novels.
*Part of Disney Project*
Another Disney film from my childhood that really holds up very well. As a child, this feels like one of your most fun dreams to ever come true and when you grow up, it can be that and similar to a strange drug trip, especially if you're taught in school that Lewis Carol was probably on cocaine when he wrote this. This film is full of imagination, wit, and creativity. The animation is stunning and surreal too look at all. Wonderland itself just looks amazing. Wide in landscape, colorful on the surface, and just full of imagination. I loved pretty much all of the characters from Alice to the cat to the Mad Hatter, etc,, but…
When writing Alice in Wonderland, Lewis G Carol was supposedly on cocaine.
If it's true, cocaine is a hell of a drug.
Makes you wanna go down the rabbit hole.
Gracias Walt Disney.
A fantastic Disney effort in family entertainment with some of the most fun Disney characters in ever.
I love animated films as much as anyone (currently 3 of the 24 five star ratings I've given here are for animated features), but this one completely fell flat for me. I grew bored very easily and the plot continued to get less and less interesting. If I were a kid under the age of 7, I probably would have liked it a lot more. I argue though that movies should appeal to a broader audience. While I have found many other animated movies (new and old) entertaining, Alice in Wonderland's lack of an actual plot and reliance on just having a bunch of crazy characters didn't cut it for me.
Disney filters out the malice and creepiness of Carroll's work and even Aldous Huxley's hand can't save the day.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Brilliant Disney adaptation of the classic Lewis Carol tale. This is one that was a childhood favourite of mine and it brilliantly holds up after all these years and all my viewings of it.
This was, in my opinion, an early indication of what Pixar would go on to do with animation - perfectly mix the right amount of entertainment for both adults and children. There is plenty here to hint towards the 'out there' nature of Carol's work, especially when Alice is going through the forest and gets lost.
A true classic.
Spectacular animation is the thing that differentiates this film from its Disney siblings. A truly wonderful and bizarre artistic triumph.
"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?"
I agree with animator Ward Kimball when he stated he felt there were just too many cooks (directors) in the kitchen. In 'Alice in Wonderland' the pot often boils over, instead of being left to simmer. It certainly lacks focus and has no grip on streamlined storytelling. Its biggest setback, in my opinion, is the hurried and anticlimactic ending. And, what, no Jaberrwocky?
Nevertheless, I always have a great deal of fun watching it. The songs and score are spirited; and many of the visuals edgy, even trippy. It doesn't compare in the least to the books it is based upon, but it's worth a spellbound 75 minutes.
Gracias Walt Disney.
I really liked how the adventure just went right by, as it has a shorter run time, so they kept everything tight for story and characters...something the Burton remake did not.
I've always loved the White Rabbit here, but the whole Mad Hatter tea party is fantastic and the Queen is great here. The cat and his big smile still freaks me out to this day!