Alice in Wonderland - Gold Collection (1951)
A world of wonders in One Great Picture
IMDb Rating 7.4 (13,355 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kathryn Beaumont Alice
Ed Wynn Mad Hatter
Richard Haydn Caterpillar
Sterling Holloway Cheshire Cat
Jerry Colonna March Hare
Verna Felton Queen of Hearts
J. Pat O'Malley Tweedle Dum/Tweedle Dee/Walrus
Bill Thompson White Rabbit, Dodo
Heather Angel Alice's sister
Joseph Kearns Doorknob
Imaginatively rendered but slightly chilly, this 1951 Disney adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic is also appropriately surreal. Alice (voiced by Kathryn Beaumont) has all the anticipated experiences: shrinking and growing, meeting the White Rabbit, having tea with the Mad Hatter, etc. Characterization is very strong, and the Disney team worked hard to bring screen personality to Carroll's eccentric creations. For a Disney film, however, it seems more the self-satisfied sum of its inventiveness than a truly engaging experience. --Tom Keogh
Movie Details
Genre Animation; Family
Disney / Buena Vista
Movie Release Date 7/28/1951
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 75 mins
Color Color
Features Alice In Wonderland DVD Storybook
Alice In Wonderland Trivia Game
"Operation Wonderland" Featurette
"The Unbirthday Song" Sing-Along
"All In The Golden Afternoon" Sing-Along
Theatrical Trailer
Director Wilfred Jackson; Clyde Geronimi
Writer Lewis Carroll; Winston Hibler
Producer Walt Disney
User Credit 1 Lloyd L. Richardson
Musician Oliver Wallace
Edition Details
Edition Disney Gold Classic Collection
Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Barcode 717951000439
Chapters 27
Release Date 7/4/2000
Subtitles English; Norwegian; Danish; English (Closed Captioned); Bulgarian; Norwegian (Close Captioned); Danish (Close Captioned)
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 374
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Alternate Dimension, Attempted Beheading, Cheshire Cat, Sun, Dimension
Early drafts of the script had Alice encounter the Jabberwock (to have been voiced by Stan Freberg), from Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky". The sequence was rejected, either because it slowed the story down, or because of concerns that it would be too frightening. Elements of "Jabberwocky" remain in the film, however: the Cheshire Cat's song "Twas Brillig", consisting of the opening stanza; and the Tulgey Wood sequence, which includes at least one of the creatures mentioned in the poem, the Mome Raths. (more)

Continuity: During the Mad Tea Party, the Mad Hatter cuts the March Hare's teacup in half. A few frames later, the teacup is cut in half the other way. (more)

Cheshire Cat: Oh, by the way, if you'd really like to know, he went that way.
Alice: Who did?
Cheshire Cat: The White Rabbit.
Alice: He did?
Cheshire Cat: He did what?
Alice: Went that way.
Cheshire Cat: Who did?
Alice: The White Rabbit.
Cheshire Cat: What rabbit?
Alice: But didn't you just say - I mean - Oh, dear.

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