Misfortune befalls the probing mind. Disney interprets Carroll's parodic takedown of advancements in theoretical mathematics as an anti-tourism screed, which is ironic when considering the corporation's history of cultural plundering. Mary Blair's candy-colored Expressionistic art direction is utterly ahead of its time.
Very psychedelic but wholesome. I like how it really embraces its cartooniness. I think the songs are not as memorable as other Disney fare, but their integration is pretty natural, and they are all quite likable. In comparison to the Svakmajer adaptation, I can say that it would have been cool if the film was a bit scarier. Still, I really want to pet the Cheshire Cat and smoke hookah with the Caterpillar!!
The most wacky and psychedelic animated movie that Disney ever made but also brings all the greatest moments from the book into what is still the best filmed version of it. The worm that basically smokes opium would never pass the Disney censors today. A movie that prepares the child for more demanding and adult movies in future life and to be honest I'm sad it isn't that many films of this sort made.
While it's not the most satisfying of Lewis Carroll's Novel, so much of the film can't be translated beyond the written word, so judging one against the other is dumb and pointless. The result is a candy colored Dreamland, an Avant-Garde Fairy Tale that appeals to the intellect. With the most interesting Heroine Uncle Walt has ever given us. Pure Brilliance, the best of Walt's Post War efforts.
Alice in Wonderland captures the whimsical, zany charm of the book. It doesn't boast a consistent and emotionally gripping narrative, nor should it have to. It's the personification of a childlike fanciful vision, mutable and readily amazed at all that's going on at the same time. All characters are likable and memorable and the visuals are pretty interesting. I do find it a bit uneven, but it's wonderfully wondrous.