ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Theatrical Release UK 1951)

Ben Meyers’ rating—3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Alice in Wonderland—imaginative—is worth at least one viewing as a historical piece and becomes a good academic study of 1950s animation capabilities. It also has value as a study of Lewis Carrol metaphor and simile as interpreted through the combined animation visions of Directors Clyde Geronimi, Wilford Jackson, and Hamilton Luske.

Storyline

Alice fantasizes about what she would like to have instead of doing her homework that her mother has assigned to her. When she gets to the river, a white rabbit runs past her stating that he is late. Alice follows the white rabbit to a little hole. Alice is advised to drink a potion that will shrink her so that she can go through the door and things are never the same for Alice from that point on. 

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske for their directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Walt Disney for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Alice (voice of Kathryn Beaumont), Mad Hatter (voice of Ed Wynn), Caterpillar (voice of Richard Haydn), Cheshire Cat (voice of Sterling Holloway), March Hare (voice of Jerry Colonna), Queen of Hearts (voice of Verna Felton), Walrus/Carpenter/Dum/Dee (voice of J. Pat O’Malley), White Rabbit/Dodo (voice of Bill Thompson), Alice’s Sister (voice of Heather Angel).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a quick moving film that involves the intellect. It's a good adult/child share movie.

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