Alice in Wonderland Overview:

Alice in Wonderland (1933) was a Fantasy - Family Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Louis D. Lighton, Emanuel Cohen and Benjamin Glazer.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringOliver WallaceNominated
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The Animals in Film Blogathon: The Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland (1951)

By Annmarie Gatti on May 26, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Well, some go this way, and some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.” I have always been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. I have distinct memories of reading the book as a little girl, and of course, seeing the movie — but I also have the most... Read full article


Silent Movie Time Capsule: 111 years ago, this was Alice in Wonderland

By Fritzi Kramer on May 12, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on May 12, 2014 in Video This 1903 British production is believed to be the first-ever adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. While there are some bits missing from the only surviving print, modern viewers should be familiar enough with the tale to be able to follow ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 3, 2013 From Virtual Virago

As a longtime devotee of Lewis Carroll, I'm well aware that Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951) takes some liberties with its source material, but it remains one of my favorite classic Disney films nonetheless. It's certainly one of the weirder Walt pictures, thanks to Carroll's strange characters a... Read full article


Alice in Wonderland (1903)

By Crystal J. Anderson on Jun 23, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Directors: Percy Stow & Cecil Hepworth Writers: Lewis Carroll (book); Cecil Hepworth Music/Theme Piece:?“Jill in the Box” composed & performed by?Wendy Hiscocks Main Cast: May Clark (Alice) Cecil M. Hepworth (Frog Footman) Mrs. Cecil Hepworth?(White Rabbit/Queen of Hearts) Norman... Read full article


Short Film Saturday: Alice in Wonderland

By Bernardo Villela on Dec 8, 2012 From The Movie Rat

If you saw the new Alice in Wonderland and absolutely could not stand it then this may be the antidote: The first adaptation of the story on film in the world has recently been restored by the British Film Institute, BFI. It was recently posted on their YouTube page. This is just some of the amazing... Read full article


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Quotes from

Alice: I've often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat!


March Hare: Have some more tea?
Alice: I haven't had any yet, so I can't take more.
March Hare: You mean you can't take less. It is very easy to take more than nothing.


Alice: How can you go on talking so quietly with your head in a ditch?
White Knight: What does it matter where my body happens to be? My mind goes on working all the same. In fact, I once invented a new pudding during the meat course.
Alice: In time to have it cooked for the next course, hmmm? That was quick work!
White Knight: Well, not the next course. In fact, I don't believe that pudding even was cooked.
Alice: What did you mean it to be made of?
White Knight: Well it began with blotting paper.
Alice: That wouldn't be very nice, I'm afraid.
White Knight: Not very nice alone, but imagine how good it would be mixed with other things such as gunpowder and sealing wax.
[He sighs]


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Facts about

Mary Pickford and Walt Disney planned a combination live action and animated feature, but Paramount beat them in securing the rights to the story on 9 May 1933.
Virtually the entire star stable was thrown into this movie because Paramount was trying to keep from going bankrupt and thought that such a star-laden movie could save the studio from failing. It didn't work since most of the stars couldn't be recognized because of their costumes. Instead, two Mae West movies, She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel saved the studio from bankruptcy instead.
Many theatrical productions were produced nationwide starting in 1931, anticipating the celebration of Lewis Carroll's 100th birthday in 1932, which helped the box office enormously.
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