Lewis Carroll 's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass had only a few adaptations before this movie; this adaptation solved the problems of the setting by using animation the next adaptation wouldn't come untiltwo decades later.
Made under the supervision of Walt Disney himself, this film and its animation are often regarded as some of the finest work in Disney studio history, despite the lackluster, even hostile, reviews it originally received, especially in the UK.
Even those that have made the film, including Walt Disney himself, didn't like the film, though it did receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
It gained popularity in the 's due to the "drug" culture fandom at the time, it was released inand then again in By the 's the initial consensus proved to be outdated. One of the biggest cult classics in the animation medium, the film gained critical praise and became one of the most popular Disney films of all time, as well as one of the most commercially successful Disney films ironically considering it's initial disappointment.
Today, it is not only universally considered the best film adaptation of Lewis Carrol's novel, but one of Disney's greatest classics. The film opens on a golden summer day in the park in England. Alice is listening to her sister read aloud from a history book, to which Alice vocally expresses her boredom.
Wandering off without her sister noticing, Alice lays down on a riverbank wishing that she had a world of her own. Suddenly Alice sees a white rabbit wearing spectacles, a red waistcoat and carrying a large, golden pocket watch. He frantically exclaims how late he is, which sparks Alice's curiosity and causes her to follow him down a rabbit hole. As Alice crawls deep inside, the rabbit hole dips suddenly down, causing her to fall into it. Unable to do anything about the situation she was in, Alice slows down her fall.
Amazed at what just happened, her dress inflates and Alice continues to float down the rabbit hole wondering what would happen to her. Without anything else to do, Alice decides to admire the decorations and knick-knacks adorning the walls of the rabbit hole. She lands upside down with her dress deflating and follows Album) rabbit into a large hallway with a tiny door at the other end barely big enough for Alice's head.
The Doorknob tells her that drinking from a bottle marked "Drink me" will help her she is startled to find that the bottle and the table it's sitting on have appeared out of nowhere. Alice drinks the bottle's contents and starts shrinking until she becomes the right size, but the Doorknob reveals that he's locked. Frustrated, Alice is told by the Doorknob that a cake marked with the words "EAT ME" will help her reach the key that's mysteriously appeared on the now giant glass table Mr.
Doorknob appeared the key on the table with his magic for an unknown purpose, making Alice feel very stress and upset why he do such a thing, and the box of cookies also has materialized out of nowhere.
This time when Alice starts eating the cake, she suddenly grows so large that her head and legs are cramped in the hallway. Alice begins to weep hysterically, her massive tears flooding the room, which splash like huge puddles. Alice suddenly shrinks and becomes so small that she fits inside the bottle. Both she and the bottle travel through the doorknob's keyhole mouth and out to a sea made from Alice's tears.
A group of animals, led by a dodo, engage in a caucus race a race with no real ending or winner in order to get dry. Alice spots the White Rabbit and follows him into a secluded glade in the middle of a thick forest. It is here that she meets Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Very Good Advice - Various - Walt Disneys Alice In Wonderland (CD, two fat brothers who take particular delight in reciting poems and songs. They perform a poem for Alice called "The Walrus and the Carpenter," which tells of the two titular characters luring some oysters to their lair and subsequently eating them all.
Alice sneaks away as they attempt to recite another poem for her, and she comes upon the White Rabbit's house, with its owner inside. Before Alice has a chance to ask him why he is so frantically late, he berates her, thinking her to be his housemaid, Mary Ann, and orders her to fetch his gloves from his bedroom.
Inside, Alice decides to eat another cookie, resulting her into growing so large that she gets stuck inside the house, her arms and legs sticking out the windows and doors. She tries to pull herself out, but is too big. The White Rabbit pleas for the help of the Dodo to get her out, thinking her to be some sort of ferocious monster. The Dodo summons a chimney sweep lizard named Bill to rip the house's chimney off. Bill's scampering down the chimney causes soot to rise and Alice to sneeze, shooting Bill up towards the sky.
The Dodo then attempts to burn the house down using some of the White Rabbit's broken furniture, much to his dismay.
Alice frantically looks for a solution to her dilemma, and finds one in the form Album) a carrot in the White Rabbit's garden. After eating, Alice shrinks down to three inches in size. Alice in Wonderland has been condensed into a one-act stage version entitled, Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
The stage version is solely meant for middle and high school productions and includes the majority of the film's songs and others including Song of the South ' Album) " Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ", two new reprises of "I'm Late!
The series will center on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine. A live-action re-imagining, Alice in Wonderlandwas released instarring Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Costumed versions of Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee make regular appearances at the Disney theme parks and resorts, and other characters from the film including the Walrus and the March Hare have featured in the theme parks, although quite rarely.
Disneyland features a ride-through visit to Wonderland onboard a Caterpillar-shaped ride vehicle; this adventure is unique to Disneyland and has not been reproduced at Disney's other parks. More famously, all five Disneyland-style theme parks feature Mad Tea Partya teacups ride based on Disney's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Shake It! Celebrate It! Disneyland contains a dark ride based on the film in addition to the teacups,  and Disneyland Paris also contains a hedge maze called Alice's Curious Labyrinthwhich takes its inspiration from the film.
In Disney's Villains' Revengethe Queen of Hearts is one of the villains who tries to turn the ending to her story to where she finally cuts off Alice's head. Mickey Mousecapade features various characters from the film.
The Japanese version, in fact, is based very heavily on the film, with almost every reference in the game coming from the film. Alice is also a major character in the overall plot of the first game due to her role as one of seven "Princesses of Heart". The Mad Hatter and the March Hare appear in portrait form as well. All except the Doorknob also appear in Chain of Memoriesalbeit in the form of illusions made from the main character's memory.
In Disney Infinitythere are power discs based on Alice in Wonderland. Several characters of the movie make appearances throughout the Epic Mickey-games.
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