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Alice in Wonderland Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 as the Cheshire Cat spouts philosophy, listens in rapt attention as Tweedledum and Tweedledee relate the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter (a sequence usually cut when Alice is shown on TV), and closes out her day with a hectic croquet game at the home of the Red Queen. The music and production design of Alice in Wonderland is marvelous, but the film is too much of a good thing, much too frantic to do full honor to the whimsical Carroll original, and far too episodic to hang together as a unified feature film. One tactical error is having Alice weep at mid-point, declaring her wish to go home: This is Alice in Wonderland, Walt, not Lewis Carroll's! Its storytelling shortcomings aside, Alice in Wonderland is superior family entertainment (never mind the efforts in the 1970s to palm off the picture as a psychedelic "head" film). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 26, 1951

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oliver Wallace Best Musical Score 1951 Nominee

Cast

Kathryn Beaumont
as Alice
Ed Wynn
as Mad Hatter
Richard Haydn
as Caterpillar
Sterling Holloway
as Cheshire Cat
Jerry Colonna
as March Hare
Verna Felton
as Queen of Hearts
Pat O'Malley
as Walrus
Heather Angel
as Alice's sister
Joseph Kearns
as Doorknob
Larry Grey
as Bill
Queenie Leonard
as Bird in the Tree
Doris Lloyd
as The Rose
Don Barclay
as Card
Hamilton Luske
Pat O'Malley
as Carpenter
Pat O'Malley
as Dee
Pat O'Malley
as Dum
Wilfred Jackson

Crew

Hamilton Luske
Director
Clyde Geronimi
Director
Wilfred Jackson
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
John Walbridge
Screenwriter
Dick Huemer
Screenwriter
Tom Oreb
Screenwriter
Erdman Penner
Screenwriter
Milt Banta
Screenwriter
Joe Rinaldi
Screenwriter
Winston Hibler
Screenwriter
Bill Peet
Screenwriter
Dick Kelsey
Screenwriter
Del Connell
Screenwriter
Ted Sears
Screenwriter
Bill Cottrell
Screenwriter
Ted Sears
Songwriter
Mack David
Songwriter
Al Hoffman
Songwriter
Oliver Wallace
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Hilliard
Songwriter
Gene de Paul
Songwriter
Don Raye
Songwriter
Sol Kaplan
Composer (Music Score)
Sammy Fain
Songwriter
Jerry Livingston
Songwriter
George Rowley
Special Effects
Blaine Gibson
Special Effects
Joshua Meador
Special Effects
Daniel MacManus
Special Effects
Milt Kahl
Animator
Joshua Meador
Animator
Judge Whitaker
Animator
Daniel MacManus
Animator
Cliff Nordberg
Animator
John Lounsbery
Animator
Hal Ambro
Animator
Wolfgang Reitherman
Animator
Marc Davis
Animator
Bill Justice
Animator
Fred Moore
Animator
Norman Ferguson
Animator
Ward Kimball
Animator
Blaine Gibson
Animator
Harvey Toombs
Animator
George Rowley
Animator
Don Lusk
Animator
Hal King
Animator
Les Clark
Animator
Marvin Woodward
Animator
Art Stevens
Animator
Brice Mack
Background Artist
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