Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alice in Wonderland 1985 (Based on a Book)

Once a long time ago, I discovered this little movie series.  It contains both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and was originally a made for TV movie.  A cohesive element was added to the story, making Alice's goal is to grow up enough to join the adults at teatime.  In the first part, she follows the White Rabbit down the hole and the story precedes as the book goes with Alice learning little lessons from everyone.  It's an all star cast throughout so there are some great performances, but my favorite is Sammy Davis Jr. as the Caterpillar singing "You are Old, Father William."  I love that part.
The second movie is Through the Looking Glass which basically follows the book again, but with Alice being chased by the Jabberwocky who is created by her fears.  It has even more great performances, although I love Carol Channing's White Queen singing "Jam Tomorrow."  And I love the ending with all the Kings and Queens of the story singing together.  If you've never seen it, I recommended it as it is very cute and has some really great songs.

Cast list here.


  1. I actually own this version and it TOTALLY creeps me out. haha. I think I've only watched it once - I'm more of Disney version fan! Or Frank Beddor version! :)

  2. I've never heard of this version...but the Disney one creeped me out and still does, but I bought the book so I'm wondering how creepy it'll be!


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