Funny how telling the film is. Disney's film certainly has tinges of darkness and counter-culture. There's the oysters scene and the oily, darkened landscapes, Alice in a tears in a dark forest, but there's also just so many obvious "scenes" that look as if they're supposed to be Disney shorts. These don't mesh with the overall look and occasionally druggy solipsism, creating a nullification of anything weird.
One of the most trippy and whimsical movies that Disney has made and a gem of my childhood. While it could be said it's very episodic, the novel was clearly so. Slight debits: Missing parts from the book and the rushed nature of the ending.
Alice in Wonderland is one of those forgotten Disney gems. Then again, Disney would like to have it that way. Considering the animated masterpiece is quite subversive for its time, it seems tame by today's standards. Still, it's a good time and an important piece of film history.
I think seeing Tim Burton's inferior Alive In Wonderland reminded everyone just how bad ass this one is.
This was my favorite Disney movie as a girl. It still kind of is. I mean, Alice went on ADVENTURES, man! Screw princesses who get rescued and sing to birds and shit. Alice was up IN that shit!