Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alice in Wonderland

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Critic Consensus: A good introduction to Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland boasts some of the Disney canon's most surreal and twisted images.


Movie Info

This Disney feature-length cartoon combines the most entertaining elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Chasing after the White Rabbit, who runs into view singing "I'm Late! I'm Late!," Alice falls down the rabbit hole into the topsy-turvy alternate world of Wonderland. She grows and shrinks after following the instructions of a haughty caterpillar, attends a "Very Merry Unbirthday" party in the garden of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, stands in awe … More

Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Joe Grant, Aldous Huxley, Bill Cottrell
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On DVD: Feb 1, 2011
Runtime:
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Cast


as Mad Hatter

as Cheshire Cat

as March Hare

as Queen of Hearts

as White Rabbit

as Alice's sister

as Doorknob

as Bird in the Tree

as King of Hearts

as Caterpillar

as The Rose

as Card Player

as Dormouse
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Critic Reviews for Alice in Wonderland

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (4)

Disney's frantic take on Lewis Carroll may lack much of the book's illogical charm, but it does contain one of the great proto-psychedelic sequences in cinema.

Full Review… | December 2, 2014
Time Out
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What's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features.

Full Review… | November 3, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Walt Disney has gone a long way towards tightening the leisurely, haphazard adventure of Alice in the wonderland of her imagination.

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Variety
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If you are not too particular about the images of Carroll and Tenniel, if you are high on Disney whimsey and if you'll take a somewhat slow, uneven pace, you should find this picture entertaining.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Alice's world is far loonier and mad - and has more teeth. It was a fine departure from the fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow White.

Full Review… | February 5, 2015
7M Pictures

It's not among the studio's best, but it's certainly well worth watching.

Full Review… | December 2, 2014
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for Alice in Wonderland

The marvelous surrealistic design with beautiful vibrant colors and curious geometric shapes that even seems to borrow from Expressionism are sadly not enough to compensate for the film's excess of songs and glaring lack of focus, given its frustratingly episodic structure.

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Carlos Magalh„es

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Though ultimately not the most memorable Disney experience, Alice in Wonderland is a charming, visually stunning film that--while dated--is nonetheless enjoyable.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

This is how the story of Alice in wonderland SHOULD be done Tim Burton.
That aside, Alice in Wonderland is probably one of Disney's most creative animated films to date just due to how crazy they could go with tis story seeing how nothing makes sense in this nonsensical animated world of Wonderland. Alice is probably one of my favorite animated film leads and the side characters are some of Disney's best, mainly the Mad Hatter and March Hare even though they aren't even in the film for fifteen minutes. My favorite character however is the Cheshire Cat, not just for how Sterling Holloway portrays him, but also how you never know what side he is on, if he's a good guy or a bad guy, and I really enjoy characters that are done like that. The music is also very good for the film, my favorite being the story of the carpenter and walrus just for how strange it is.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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