USA Today - 01/27/2004
"This Disney classic is a psychedelic hoot."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/13/2004
Premiere - 03/01/2004
"The result is visually beautiful, never less than engaging..."
A.V. Club - 02/09/2011
"[With] casually surreal flower gardens...and wondrous backgrounds that broke with house style in favor of the more stylized animation and lush color palettes coming into vogue." -- Grade: B
Based on the 1865 book by Lewis Carroll, this is the classic Disney animated version of Alice's adventures as she follows a white rabbit into a "Wonderland" of her own imagination. On her journey, she encounters the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and a host of other beloved characters brought to life with the usual Disney zest. Combining stellar animation with upbeat songs such as "I'm Late," ALICE IN WONDERLAND garnered an Academy Award nomination for "Best Scoring of a Musical Picture."
Animated musical version of the Lewis Carroll classic about a prim young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and encounters an upside-down, illogical, magical world. This is the classic Disney version, featuring beautiful animation and startling imagery.
Disney Film |
Essential Cinema |
Family (General) |
Theatrical release: 1951. Rereleased 1974 and 1981.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND is the 13th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures.
Shot in Technicolor.
Debut film for actress Kathryn Beaumont.
Additional credits: Milt Banta & Tom Oreb (story); Mac Davis (directing animator); Jud Conlon (vocal arranger); Joseph Dubin (orchestrator); Al Hoffman (songs).
Layout Artists: Mac Stewart; Tom Codrick; Charles Philippi; A. Kendall O'Connor; Hugh Hennesy; Don Griffith; Thor Putnam; and Lance Nolley
Color and Styling: Mary Blair; John Hench; Claude Coats; Ken Anderson; and Don Da Gradi
Character Animation: Hal King; Don Lusk; Judge Whitaker; Cliff Nordberg; Hal Ambro; Harvey Toombs; Bill Justice; Fred Moore; Phil Duncan; Marvin Woodward; Bob Carlson; Hugh Fraser; and Charles Nicholas.
Effects Animation: Josh Meador; George Rowley; DanMacManus; and Blaine Gibson
Backgrounds: RayHuffine; Ralph Hulett; Art Riley; Brice Mack; Dick Anthony; and Thelma Witmer