Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland (1951)

This Disney feature-length cartoon combines the most entertaining elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Chasing after the White Rabbit, who runs into view singing "I'm Late! I'm… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 28, 1951
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A good introduction to Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland boasts some of the Disney canon's most surreal and twisted images.

Time Out

Disney's frantic take on Lewis Carroll may lack much of the book's illogical charm, but it does contain one of the great proto-psychedelic sequences in cinema.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

If you are not too particular about the images of Carroll and Tenniel, if you are high on Disney whimsey and if you'll take a somewhat slow, uneven pace, you should find this picture entertaining.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a watchable yet thoroughly forgettable piece of work...

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

What's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Alice's world is far loonier and mad - and has more teeth. It was a fine departure from the fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow White.

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Emanuel Levy

Despite nice elements in this Oscar-nominated Disney feature, the movie was at the time a commercial flop, but deserves to be seen.

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Variety Staff

Walt Disney has gone a long way towards tightening the leisurely, haphazard adventure of Alice in the wonderland of her imagination.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

It's not among the studio's best, but it's certainly well worth watching.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

I'm not sure there's anyone alive that believes the 1951 film lives up to Lewis Carroll's deathless 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but the animated feature remains a perfectly decent slice of kid-friendly surrealism...[Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The marvelous surrealistic design with beautiful vibrant colors and curious geometric shapes that even seems to borrow from German Expressionism are sadly not… More
Alex roy
A classic retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is one of the strangest films in Disney's catalogue. I remember watching this as a… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though ultimately not the most memorable Disney experience, Alice in Wonderland is a charming, visually stunning film that--while dated--is nonetheless… More
Albert Kim
Trippy as hell. Comes to show how twisted Disney's minds can be. I wasn't interested throughout CUZ I DON'T SMOKE BRO
Michael Edwards
This is how the story of Alice in wonderland SHOULD be done Tim Burton. That aside, Alice in Wonderland is probably one of Disney's most creative animated… More
Eric Alvarez
Just recently saw this movie after so many years! Not what I expected and not really Disney-like. Many things in this movie would never be seen in a G-rated… More