Alice in Wonderland (1951 movie)

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Alice in Wonderland
Directed by
Produced byWalt Disney
Story by
Music byOliver Wallace
Edited byLloyd Richardson
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • July 26, 1951 (1951-07-26) (London, premiere)[1]
  • July 28, 1951 (1951-07-28) (New York City, premiere)[1]
Running time
75 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million[3]
Box office$5.6 million (US, 1951)[4]

Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated movie produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1865 story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It is the thirteenth Disney animated classic and includes the voices of Kathryn Beaumont (who also voiced Wendy Darling in the 1953 Disney movie Peter Pan) as Alice, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter.

The story[change | change source]

A little girl named Alice is bored from her history lesson given by her sister. She, along with her kitten, Dinah, sneaks away and dream a world full of nonsense. However, Alice sees an unusual White Rabbit, who was holding large golden pocket watch and running off in a hurry. Curious to know where the Rabbit is going, Alice decides to follow him down the rabbit hole, where her adventures in Wonderland begin. Changing sizes from big to small, meeting bizarre people, like the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar, Alice is tired from her adventures in Wonderland and wishes to go home.

Cast[change | change source]

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United Kingdom July 26, 1951
 United States July 26, 1951
 Canada August 5, 1951
 Argentina August 17, 1951
 Brazil September 14, 1951
 Italy December 6, 1951
 Netherlands December 6, 1951
Republic of Ireland Ireland December 14, 1951
 Portugal December 20, 1951
 Australia December 21, 1951
 Belgium December 21, 1951
 Finland December 21, 1951
 France December 21, 1951
 Denmark December 26, 1951
 Norway December 26, 1951
 Sweden December 26, 1951
Mexico Mexico January 1, 1952
 Hong Kong October 2, 1952
 Iceland December 1952
 West Germany December 17, 1952
 Japan August 22, 1953
 Austria December 4, 1953
 Turkey January 1954
 Kuwait December 24, 1991

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alice in Wonderland: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  2. "ALICE IN WONDERLAND (U)". British Board of Film Classification. July 3, 1951. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  3. Barrier 2008, p. 230.