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->''If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?''
-->--'''Alice'''

Number 13 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1951]] adaptation of ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]]'' was a long time coming. WaltDisney was a lifelong fan of the book and wanted to make it a decade earlier, but another production of the story was being produced elsewhere at the time, prompting the studio to shelf it for a while. Then World War II happened and they lost a lot of their budget on war films. Some years of DevelopmentHell turned the film from into a more wacky, comedic cartoon in the same vein as ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' and a very odd entry in the Disney canon.

It performed poorly in theaters initially but over time fan appreciation of it as one of Disney's funniest grew. If you're looking for the 2010 Creator/TimBurton film, also by Disney, visit [[Film/AliceInWonderland here]]. It inspired three attractions in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, most promiment being the famous spinning teacups ride, which each resort has a variation of. Disneyland also has a conventional dark ride based on the film, and Disneyland Paris has a Wonderland labyrinth. When Slave Labor Graphics had the licenses to produce different Disney comics, they published a sequel miniseries simply titled ''Wonderland'', in which the White Rabbit's unseen maid Mary Ann gets her DayInTheLimelight and has to save her boss when he is blamed for being responsible for the havoc Alice wrought on Wonderland.



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!!!This film contains examples of:
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: ''"Ser'''PENT'''! Ser'''PEEEEEEEENT'''!''
* AdaptationDistillation
* AdaptationDyeJob: Alice's hair color is never mentioned in the books, but her real-life namesake, Alice Liddell, was a brunette. Here, she's blonde. This follows the precedent set by Tenniel's illustrations from the books, which were based on a different model and not meant to look like the real-life Alice.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In Lewis Carroll's book, no one is actually in any danger of being executed by the Queen of Hearts. The King secretly pardons anyone she sentences to death, and it's implied that the inhabitants of Wonderland simply choose to humor her. The Griffin confirms that nobody is really killed.
** Heck, the King himself, who's gone from pardoning executions to openly supporting them!
-->'''King of Hearts''': (''after the Queen sentences another card to death'') Off with his head! Off with his head! By order of the King! You heard what she said!
-->''Later''
-->'''King of Hearts''': (''running after Alice using his giant crown as a megaphone'') YOU HEARD WHAT HER MAJESTY SAID! OFF WITH HER HEAD!
** The Walrus in "The Walrus and the Carpenter". While neither he nor the Carpenter were particularly good people in the original poem (Alice notes that the Walrus [[spoiler: showed remorse for his actions but still ate more oysters than the Carpenter, while the Carpenter ate as many as he could]]), he was much more remorseful in the poem. Here, however, he's depicted as an [[SmugSnake arrogant, manipulative]], [[VillainousGlutton greedy]] [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrat]].
* AdiposeRex: The Queen of Hearts
* AllJustADream
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The Cheshire Cat. Indeed, this adaptation seems to have led to later adaptations making the Cheshire Cat that brilliant mix of purple and pink.
* AndStarring: The opening credits list "And Introducing Kathryn Beaumont," although she had already been in relatively small roles in other films.
* ArtShift: Wonderland has more abstract, boldly-colored backgrounds compared to the riverbank where Alice's sister read to her and Dinah.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Alice as she tests the size-altering portions of Caterpillar's Mushroom, and again when she defends herself in court.
** Also happens early in the movie after eating a cookie from the White Rabbit's house, and he and the Dodo think she's a monster.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: The White Rabbit.
* BerserkButton:
** Never insult the Caterpillar for his size. EVER.
** Also, never mention cats around the Dormouse.
** Practically ''everything'' for the Queen of Hearts. [[ForTheEvulz And she ''enjoys'' it]].
* BigWhat: The White Rabbit, when the Dodo suggests burning his house down when a grown Alice, thought to be a monster, is trapped inside.
* ButtMonkey: The White Rabbit, oh, so much. Alice (accidentally) demolishes his house, the Dodo demolishes all his furniture, and that's before the Mad Hatter gets hold of his poor, poor watch...
* CanonForeigner: The Doorknob only exists here.
* CensorshipBySpelling: A G-rated example. Alice spells out C-A-T in an attempt to stop the Dormouse from going berserk.
* ChekhovsGun: Subverted. It looks like the size-changing mushrooms will get Alice away from the Queen, but taking both of them at once (since she couldn't remember which piece would make her grow) almost immediately returns her back to her normal size just in time for a frenzied chase.
* ClosingCredits: The first picture in the Disney Animated Canon to include these (the ''only'' one until ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''), a list of characters and their voice actors scrolls after the "The End" card.
* CompositeCharacter:
** The Queen of Hearts is a combination of the Queen of Hearts, the Duchess, and the Red Queen. The line "All ways are my ways" is from the Red Queen and is TheArtifact here, as it refers to her being a chess piece who can go in every direction. Also, Pat's role is given to the Dodo.
** The Dormouse has the Mouse's fear of cats.
** The Hatter's "unbirthday" schtick, which replaces the novel's explanation for the Tea Party, is actually taken from Humpty-Dumpty's dialogue.
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch
* CrowdSong: "The Caucus Race", "All in the Golden Afternoon", "Painting the Roses Red" and "The Unbirthday Song Reprise". Man, they love to sing!
* CutSong: Loads. One of them, an [[IWantSong "I Want" Ballad]] titled "Beyond the Laughing Sky", eventually received new lyrics and became "[[Disney/PeterPan The Second Star to the Right]]."
* DarkerAndEdgier: This movie is clearly darker than the original book. Why? The cards that the Queen sentences to decapitation. In the book, the King pardons them. In this movie, though, they don't get any mercy like that.
* DarkReprise: "Who's Been Painting My Roses Red?"
* DeadpanSnarker: Alice.
-->'''Alice:''' That was a very sad story.
-->'''Tweedledee and Tweedledum:''' Eh, and there's a moral to it!
-->'''Alice:''' Oh, yes, a very good moral! If you happen to be an oyster.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The whole film, naturally.
* DontExplainTheJoke:
-->'''Doorknob:''' Quite alright, but you gave me quite a ''turn''!\\
'''Alice:''' You see, I was falling--\\
'''Doorknob:''' ''[interrupts]'' Heh! Rather good, wot? Doorknob, turn?
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Alice fails to see how Tweedledee's and Tweedledum's story about the dangers of curiosity applies to her.
* DumbDodoBird: The Dodo of course!
* DVDCommentary: The Masterpiece Edition DVD became Disney's first two-disc DVD, outside of the Walt Disney Treasures collection, [[AvertedTrope not]] to include an audio commentary. This would eventually become rectified for the 60th Anniversary Blu-Ray, when historians of Disney animation and/or classic literature teamed up for a picture-in-picture commentary titled, "Through the Keyhole: A Companion's Guide to Wonderland."
* EveryoneChasingYou: Happens to Alice right before she awakens in the real world.
%%* [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Everything's Better with Running Around in Circles]]: The Dodo's Caucus Race. [[EarWorm "Forward backward inward outward come and join the chase!"]]
* FacePalm: Alice has [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmg5pvNu5l1qzcy5co1_500.jpg a particularly good one]] in reaction to the reprise of the Unbirthday Song.
* {{Fanfare}}: The March of the Cards.
* FanDisservice: When the Queen of Hearts falls down in her croquet game.
* FantasticRacism: The flowers are very nice and accommodating to Alice until they discover she is not a flower. Then they become hostile, having decided that if she is not a flower, she must be a weed.
* FalseFriend: The Cheshire cat. He gives Alice horrible advice on who to ask for help, get her in trouble with the queen constantly, and causes a big chase scene at the end with everyone in Wonderland after Alice. Too bad Alice didn't realize this sooner about him..
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The Walrus, the March Hare, and the Dormouse.
* FungusHumongous: The Caterpillar's mushroom.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In the flower garden scene, one of the flowers pulls up Alice's skirt to look at her "stems".
** For another thing, when Alice mentions her cat's name to the March Hare, he intriguedly asks her who that is and... ''pants''. Yeah.
* GoAmongMadPeople: Discussed in the opposite when Alice says that she doesn't "want to go among mad people!"
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Queen of Hearts.
* HamToHamCombat: In the courtroom:
-->'''King of Hearts:''' What do you know about this unfortunate affair?\\
'''March Hare:''' Nothing.\\
'''Queen of Hearts:''' NOTHING WHATEVER?!\\
'''March Hare:''' NOTHING WHATEVER!\\
'''Queen of Hearts:''' ''''' THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT!!!'''''
* {{Hammerspace}}: The items in the small room Alice is in before the "pool of tears" appear out of nowhere.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Disney ''really'' loves using "gay" as "happy," and it pops up as "fancy-free and gay" in "The Caucus-Race."
* HumanlikeFootAnatomy: The Cheshire Cat from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' not only has plantigrade feet, he has thumbs on his feet in one scene in the movie.
** In the KingdomHearts series, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cheshire_Cat_9304.jpg he has one thumb on each foot all the time]].
** Dinah has plantigrade feet to a lesser extent.
* HurricaneOfPuns: "All In The Golden Afternoon".
* IAmSong: Does "I'm Late" count?
** "[[CutSong I'm Odd]]" is a closer example.
* IconicOutfit: Alice's blue dress with the pinafore, white stockings and black Mary Janes.
** Hey, don't forget the "Alice Band".
* ImpactSilhouette: When the Walrus runs through the door of the seaside shack.
* InkSuitActor:
** Kathryn Beaumont as Alice.
** Ed Wynn as The Mad Hatter.
** Jerry Colonna as the March Hare.
* InsistentTerminology: "''Your'' way?! All ways here are ''my'' ways!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Several characters. A notable example being the Cheshire Cat.
* JewelersEyeLoupe: Played with when the Mad Hatter uses a salt shaker as a loupe to examine the White Rabbit's watch.
* LargeHam:
** Who do you think? [[OffWithHisHead OFF WITH HER HEAD!]]
** The March Hare, too, as seen in HamToHamCombat above.
* ManOfAThousandVoices:
** J. Pat O'Malley provides all the voices in the "Walrus and the Carpenter" segment.
** And then there's Bill Thompson, who does the voices of both the White Rabbit and the Dodo.
* MindScrew: Aside from the obvious, there's the way Alice escapes from Wonderland; [[spoiler: she wakes up by dreaming that her dream self is begging her real self to wake up]].
* MoodWhiplash: "Very Good Advice", in which Alice sings about her personal flaws and breaks into tears, feels out-of-place to some people, especially since it comes in between the parts where Alice explores the Tulgey Wood and the Cheshire Cat tells her to visit the Queen of Hearts.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
-->'''White Rabbit:''' Her Imperial Highness, Her Grace, Her Excellency, Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of Hearts! ...and the King.\\
'''Voice:''' [[TheRuntAtTheEnd Hooray!]]
** A more traditional example comes when the White Rabbit does roll call at the beginning of the trial:
-->Your majesty? Members of the Jury? Loyal subjects? And the king.
* MythologyGag: The Cheshire cat sings the beginning of "The Jabberwock" poem ("'Twas Bril-lig/ And the sly-thy toves/ Did gyre and gim-ble in the wabe...").
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Alice uses the mushrooms during the trial so she could turn giant and give a speech about [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech the reasons the Queen of Hearts sucks]], but she shrinks while she says it. No one takes it seriously as a result.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head!]] The Queen sure is violent.
* OhNoNotAgain: After Alice eats a treat that says "Eat me", she starts growing again while searching for the White Rabbit's gloves and gets that reaction.
* OnlySaneMan:
** Not just Alice, but also the White Rabbit at some points.
** Mother Oyster in "The Walrus and The Carpenter". [[spoiler: She avoids death because of it]].
* OpeningChorus
* PantyShot: The Queen of Hearts' white, heart-printed, ankle-length bloomers are on display after the Cheshire Cat causes her to flip over and upside down, with a flamingo used as a croquet mallet or club to lift up her dress.
* ParachutePetticoat
* PimpedOutDress: The dress worn by the Queen of Hearts, with the {{high collar| of doom}}, underskirt with the black and gold chevron design, and the overskirt with the [[PrettyInMink ermine trim]] (although [[DetailHoggingCover the animation limitations made it look like just a solid white trim in the film]]).
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Predating even the trope namer.
* SecondFaceSmoke: The Caterpillar does this to Alice.
* SidekickSong: "The Unbirthday Song".
* SizeShifter: Alice, whenever she eats or drinks anything in Wonderland.
* SneezeOfDoom: "Well... There goes Bill."
-->'''Alice:''' Poor Bill.
* SomewhereSong: "In a World of My Own".
* SpeechImpediment: The Mad Hatter's lisp, which was one of Ed Wynn's trademarks.
* SpellingSong: "AEIOU", more or less.
* SuddenlyShouting: As Alice complains to the Caterpillar about three inches being a bad height for her, this happens:
-->'''Caterpillar:''' ''I'' am ''exact-tically'' three inches ''high'', and it is a very good height INDEED!\\
'''Alice:''' But I'm ''not'' used to it! And you needn't... ''SHOUT''!
* SynchronizedSwarming: While Alice is traveling through the Tulgey Wood she meets a group of mome raths, who form themselves into the shape of an arrow to lead her to a path.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Several pairs show up: Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Walrus and the Carpenter, and the Mad Hatter and the March Hare.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Three of the characters get red with anger, two of them twice:
** A furious carpenter turns red when he comes back to find the oysters had been devoured by the walrus and he chases after him with his hammer.
** The caterpillar turns red twice. Once when Alice inadvertently offends him about his height and he hurriedly puffs away on his hookah before the smoke engulfs him and he turns into a butterfly; the other time after having become a butterfly and Alice bugs him with a question concerning directions.
** The irascible Queen of Hearts gets red-faced twice. Once after having been turned upside down during the croquet game with a flamingo-for-a-mallet (thanks to the Cheshire Cat) and automatically presuming that Alice was responsible for the act, and accusing her of it; the other time when she shouts for silence at the trial.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The King and Queen of Hearts.
* TooDumbToLive: No prizes for guessing what the oysters not taking their mother's advice about staying in the sea to heart led to.
* TriviallyObvious: A couple of examples.
-->'''Mad Hatter''': Something seems to be troubling you! Why don't you tell us all about it?
-->'''March Hare''': Start from the beginning!
-->'''Mad Hatter''' Yes, and when you get to the end ha ha ha...stop. See?
* TrueBlueFemininity: Alice's dress, to match the original book's art.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight[=/=]ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alice sees a rabbit in a waistcoat, holding a giant pocket watch, running around and singing. What does she find odd about all this?
-->'''Alice''': How very curious. What could a rabbit possibly be late for?
* ViewersAreGeniuses: The film doesn't explicitly state that the White Rabbit and the Bird in the Tree are nearsighted. The audience is expected to know just from their wearing glasses.
* VillainSong: "Who's Been Painting My Roses Red?"
* VisualPun: Several. Bread-and-butterflies, horsefly, and so on...
* WorldOfHam: Wonderland is quite loud and dramatic, but Queen of Hearts and the March Hare stand out as the hammiest.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Queen of Hearts is perfectly willing to have a little girl beheaded.
* YankTheDogsChain: When Alice meets the mome raths, they help her find a path out of Wonderland. Unfortunately, as she runs down it and cheers that she will finally return home, a dog with broom bristles on its head and tail appears and sweeps the path away. It's hard not to share Alice's frustration afterward.
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