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Alice in Wonderland (1951 movie)

53 Ratings: 4.0
Walt Disney's 1951 animated film based on Lewis Carroll's Alice books.
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Alice in Wonderland (Disney)

  • Mar 16, 2011
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Alice in Wonderland isn't so much a movie as it is an experience. It has an underlying story arc, which involves Alice saving herself from the tyranny of the Queen of Hearts. However, the main entity of the movie is Alice's interaction with all the colourful characters of Wonderland, like the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat. There's also a message behind it, so Alice discovers that logic and reason exist for a purpose and her sister learns that Alice is still young and she needs to let Alice be a kid and not bore her with history books. I have never read Lewis Carroll's book, so I can't attest to the movie's faithfulness, but I have read the second book and I don't really see anything from the second book in this movie. The movie is just one big acid trip from start to finish. It does have an underlying message and story, but the movie is 90% acid trip. Its a story that isn't supposed to have a story, and that did not piss me off in the remake.

Alice in Wonderland presents Disney fans with some of the most surreal, twisted images that the company has ever seen in their films. The images are wonderful and colourful and Wonderland is animated beautifully. Speaking of which, the animation is typical Disney quality and this movie was a joy to look at from beginning to end. Also, I haven't seen this movie in a while so my memories of it may be a bit fuzzy. Forgive me if I get any facts wrong. Nothing more to say, but the movie boasts some wonderful colourful visuals and some of Disney's best.

The voice acting is decent, not really worth remarking on, but however good or bad they are, they play some great memorable characters. Ask any respectable person that grew up with Disney if they know who the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are and you'll probably get an answer of yes. The characters and songs in this movie are as likeable and memorable as any other character or song in any other classic disney movie.

I haven't seen this in a while, but with its recent foray into DVD, I might rent it sometime soon. One of Disney's best and by far their weirdest, Alice in Wonderland is a worthy addition into the Disney canon and a film that I would recommend to any fan of animation. If you haven't seen it, rent it sometime, sit back, and enjoy the ride. Trippy, colourful, and memorable, Alice in Wonderland is simply a great movie.

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