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Alice in Wonderland (1985)

Alice is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (novels), Paul Zindel (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Gregory ... Alice
Sheila Allen ... Mother
Sharee Gregory ... Sister
Red Buttons ... The White Rabbit
Sherman Hemsley ... Mouse
Donald O'Connor ... The Lory Bird
Charles Dougherty ... The Duck
Shelley Winters ... The Dodo Bird
Billy Braver ... The Eaglet
Scott Baio ... Pat (The Pig)
Ernie F. Orsatti ... Bill (The Lizard) (as Ernie Orsatti)
Sammy Davis Jr. ... The Caterpillar / Father William
Scotch Byerley Scotch Byerley ... Fish Footman
Robert Axelrod ... Frog Footman
Martha Raye ... The Duchess
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Storyline

Classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk. After escaping the disturbing Queen of Hearts, she finds that she has ended up on the other side of the looking glass in Looking Glass Land and that there is a mind-created Jabberwocky after her. With the advice of a wise owl and royal chess pieces on her mind, she ventures home, vowing to grow up in this two-part movie which remains most faithful to the original stories written by Lewis Carroll. Written by Anonymous

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The Complete Two-Part Story See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice Through the Looking Glass See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Red Buttons, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Shelly Winters, and Sheila Allen also starred together in the well-known 1972 film "The Poseidon Adventure". See more »

Goofs

In the first half, as Alice is escaping from the court after having grown, if you look closely, when she is running past the bushes, you can see the edge of the backdrop in the top right corner of the screen. It is a dark wedge. See more »

Quotes

Unicorn: You dumb-dumb!
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Alternate Versions

On the video edition of this miniseries, the first tape closes with a statement from Lewis Carroll's book and closing credits. Then when you slide the second part in, there is opening credits for that. When this miniseries is aired on television, the final statement from the book, the ending credits of part one and the opening credits of part two are all cut. See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen
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A Classic for All Ages...
8 March 1999 | by CHARLIE-89See all my reviews

I first saw this ALICE IN WONDERLAND version when I was very young, in 1985. This is, to me, the definitive version. I was impressed with everything about it. As with all the ALICE IN WONDERLAND versions, this used a special guest cast (and an impressive one, at that). However, unlike other versions, the script was tailored to suit the guest stars, although they were perfect in their parts. Even the 1933 version had each character actor in Hollywood doing his act for the camera under the guise of the main story. The 1999 version was the same deal-all the stars doing their acts for the camera, with no regards to the story! But in this version, the actors played their roles as they were supposed to be played. Anyhow, the point is-this version really has stuck with me over the years. In 1994, I caught a re-run on television. I was thrilled to see it again. And none of the magic was gone-even 10 years after its initial broadcast! If you're looking for a version of the story to see, or just want to re-visit a special childhood memory, see this wonderful film.


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