''Adventures in Wonderland'' was a live action [[KidCom children's sitcom]] and a loose adaptation of ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]]'', which ran on the DisneyChannel from 1991 to 1995. In the series, Alice (played by Elisabeth Harnois), was portrayed as a teenage girl who can go to and from Wonderland simply by walking through her mirror (a reference to Lewis Carroll's ''Through the Looking-Glass'').

Usually the format consisted of Alice coming home from school and talking to Dinah (her cat) about a problem facing her that day, then going into Wonderland and finding the residents of that world facing a similar crisis, where she would learn AnAesop relating to her RealLife problems. Also of note is that each episode usually included around three musical numbers. At the end of each episode she would return to the real world with a solution to her problem, which were usually mundane everyday problems.

Unfortunately for fans of the series, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes no DVD set is even being planned]].
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!!This show invokes the following tropes:

* AcidTripDimension: Alice steps through her mirror into one OncePerEpisode on her way to Wonderland.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Hare in the episode "Vanity Hare"
* AffectionateParody: The songs, which send up everything from country and rock to jazz and the blues.
* AnAesop: Each episode has its own moral. Some are {{Anvilicious}}, but still others are actually [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped poignant.]]
** AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: A variation, as Alice would end most episodes discussing the day's aesop with her cat Dinah, providing the lesson in a way that wasn't disconnected from the rest of the episode.
* BalloonBelly: One episode features the Hatter gaining a noticeable amount of weight after eating too many cookies. Subverted in that, instead of instantly returning to normal, the rest of the episode centers around him trying to lose the extra pounds.
* BatmanGambit: Brilliantly pulled off by the Mad Hatter in "Copy Catter Hatter" to outsmart his aptly-named titular cousin.
-->'''Copy Catter Hatter:''' You tricked me with the ol' [[BuffySpeak leave-out-the-fruit-covered-hat-design-to-be-copied-because-the-queen-will-hate-it trick]], huh?
-->'''Mad Hatter:''' Righty-roo, while I kept a completely different design for myself!
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The [[AnAesop Aesop]] of "The Adventures of Spectacular Man." The Hatter discovers that being a superhero means having no time for tea.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[RichBitch The Duchess]]. ''Especially'' in "Take the Bunny and Run".
* BrokenAesop: The March Hare refuses to [[ItMakesSenseInContext throw a pie]] in [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mike McNasty's]], his old high school bully's, face, citing that he won't sink down to his level... and ''immediately'' afterwards, the rest of the cast appears and proceeds to pelt Mike with pies. Since the sudden shift in tone is obviously done on purpose, only the writers know if it was simply PlayedForLaughs or if they were trying to tell children that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop yes, sometimes bullies really]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped do need to be properly punished]].
** Considering just how many kids' shows [[KarmaHoudini let bullies get away scot-free for the sake of teaching kids a lesson]], however, it might be justified.
* BrokenTreasure: the rabbit accidentally breaks a crystal vase belonging to the Queen, and has to take a second job in order to afford to replace it. It turns out the original vase was made of cheap glass.
* ButtMonkey: Rabbit. It's not easy working for [[RoyalBrat the Queen]].
--> [[DudeWheresMyRespect "What about]] ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect me?!]]'' [[DudeWheresMyRespect What about]] ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect my]]'' [[DudeWheresMyRespect needs?!"]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: There never appears to be any conflict between the Dormouse and the Cheshire Cat. Then again, they were almost never shown onscreen together; possibly to avoid this.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Mad Hatter's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xpndVkZxgo "How true that is."]]
* ChristmasEpisode: Apparently Christmas traditions in Wonderland include hanging fruits and vegetables as decorations, playing the 'Christmas kazoo', and bobbing for Christmas crabapples. And the citizens of Wonderland find the concept of a 'Christmas tree' to be extremely odd (which is understandable, if you think about it). Never mind the fact that it's odd a parallel world like Wonderland would even have a Christmas.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Both the Hare and the Hatter. The former usually moreso than the latter, oddly enough.
* ClownCarBase: Dormouse's teapot home.
* ColdOpen: Each episode starts with Alice in her house, talking to Dinah, before walking into the mirror, at which point the Theme starts.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The March Hare sometimes does this.
* CompositeCharacter: The Queen (of the Queen of Hearts and Red Queen.)
* ContinuityNod: In ''The Bunny Who Would Be King'', the White Rabbit's brother asks for half a cup of tea and the Hatter hands him a teacup that has been cut in half, just like in the movie. [[LampshadeHanging The Hare comments how he "never changes".]]
* DarkIsEvil: Three of the [[OneShotCharacter one-off villains]] are dressed head to toe in black.
* DeadpanSnarker: The Cheshire Cat, with some instances of the VisualPun LiteralistSnarking he displays in the movie.
* DiminishingVillainThreat: The Queen of Hearts is good-natured, though still a little short tempered (particularly toward the White Rabbit). She seems to be based more on the Red Queen from ''Through the Looking-Glass'' (she's even ''called'' "the Red Queen" roughly half the time).
* DisneyAcidSequence: The opening theme counts as a rare live action DisneyAcidSequence.
* EccentricTownsfolk
* FantasticRacism: The citizens of Wonderland have to learn tolerance when the Walrus moves into their neighborhood, with a bad reputation preceding "his kind".
* FurryConfusion: The anthropomorphic animal characters portrayed by [[PettingZooPeople actors in prosthetic noses and ears]] live alongside {{Talking Animal}}s portrayed by puppets, ''and'' alongside normal, real animals.
* GadgeteerGenius: Both the Hatter and the Hare have shown their fair share of wacky inventions; their most notable being a (supposed) time machine.
* TheGadfly: The Cheshire Cat, when he's not being a TricksterMentor.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A rare aversion (unless she's in one of her moods, but even then the worst she can do is yell). This is probably due to it being LighterAndSofter than the source material.
* HairRaisingHare: The March Hare bills himself this way for his magic act in "Off the Cuffs."
* HalloweenEpisode
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Hatter and the Hare
** HoYay: Not an episode goes by that [[ThoseTwoGuys the duo]] ''don't'' do or say something homoerotic.
* HyperspaceArsenal: The Hare almost always has whatever prop is called for at the time stored in his jacket. [[RummageFail Almost.]]
* InMediasRes
* InsaneTrollLogic: When asked which came first, the chicken or the egg, the Hare concludes that since eggs are for breakfast and breakfast comes first, then the egg came first.
* KarmaHoudini: In "The Rabbit Who Would Be King", Rabbit is never seen being punished for lying to his movie-star brother about being king while the Queen is away. Even after she returns in the middle of the charade.
** In "The Hatter Who Came to Dinner", the Hatter never gets any comeuppance for [[AnnoyingPatient abusing the Queen and Rabbit's hospitality]] [[PlayingSick even after]] [[CrackOhMyBack his back]] is better.
** The Hatter also gets away with opening the Hare's mail at the end of "For Hare Eyes Only."
* LastNameBasis: Or a variant thereof, as the characters are usually referred to by the last part of their full names. So, for the most part, you hear them call each other Queen, Rabbit, Hatter, Hare and so on.
* LighterAndSofter: Well at any rate, you won't be seeing the Queen order the beheading of any of the characters.
* LiteralMinded: Mainly the Hare's thing, but just about all of the Wonderland inhabitants were prone to this on occasion.
* LostEpisode: "White Rabbits Can't Jump," featuring special guest star...O. J. Simpson. Really. The only remaining trace of this episode is the children's book adaptation by M. C. Varley and Lynn Houston, which Disney published in 1993.
* NerdGlasses: This incarnation of the March Hare sports them.
* NewSuperPower: Played straight and parodied in "The Adventures of Spectacular Man," in which the Hatter wishes that he could be a comic book superhero. Next thing we know, he has turned into a combination of {{Superman}} and TheLoneRanger.
-->'''The Tweedles''': Who ''was'' that masked man?
* NiceHat: No prizes for guessing who has one.[-[[note]] The Mad Hatter, of course.[[/note]]-]
* OffscreenTeleportation: The Dormouse can somehow relocate himself to another teapot (and a ''flowerpot'' in one occasion) by utilizing this. It's never explained, though then again, [[JustifiedTrope this]] ''[[JustifiedTrope is]]'' [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wonderland.]]
* OneManBand: The Caterpillar is sometimes seen playing multiple instruments at once, thanks to his [[MultiArmedMultitasking extra pairs of arms]].
* ParentalBonus: Lots of [[LiteraryAllusionTitle literary allusion titles]] ("From Hare to Eternity," "What Makes Rabbit Run," "The Bunny Who Would Be King," "The Grape Juice of Wrath") and film/TV allusion titles ("Pie Noon," "Lady and the Camp," "Card 54, Where Are You?").
** In "The Red Queen Crown Affair," the Hatter's Box of Clues includes a sled named [[CitizenKane Rosebud]].
* RaceLift: The Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum are played by African Americans.
** As is the Walrus.
* RhymesOnADime: In one episode, the White Rabbit catches "rhymitis", which has this effect on his speech.
* RoyalBrat / SpoiledSweet: The Queen tends to [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzag]] between these two tropes.
* SeriesContinuityError: ''The Sound and the Furry'' centers around the whole cast learning sign language and the Queen and the White Rabbit don't even know what it is until about halfway into the episode. In ''Take My Tonsils... Please!'', during the musical number going over ways to communicate without speaking to the Hatter, the two mention sign language, with the Rabbit even signing the Queen's singing part. No matter what order you watch the episodes in, it makes no sense continuity-wise (if the Hatter knew that he was going to lose his voice after getting his tonsils removed, why didn't they think of sign language right away?).
* SettingUpdate: Alice obviously isn't living in the 1800s during the segments where she's in the real world. In fact it's extremely doubtful she's even from England.
* ShoutOut: Alice's sister's name? [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Kathryn]].
* SliceOfLife
* SpeciesSurname
* TheStoryteller: The Caterpillar tells a short story OncePerEpisode, which is animated with ClayMation and has AnAesop which relates to the moral of the rest of the episode.
* StrictlyFormula: The plots were all built around AnAesop (the basic formula is in the article description), but the characters themselves arguably kept the show entertaining.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The song the White Rabbit sings after he's cured of his "rhymitis" is built entirely out of these -- he's just overjoyed to finally be able to not rhyme.
* TheSummation: The Hatter does this at the end of "The Red Queen Crown Affair." Given that it's the Hatter, [[spoiler: and the missing crown is under his hat]], this goes about as well as could be expected.
-->'''Hatter''': What I have to say will shock you. It will startle you. It will remind you of a hundred old movies.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Frequently.
* ThemeNaming: The Hare family has a month-theme going on, with Mother June, Cousin April, Aunt May, Uncle August and of course the March Hare himself.
* TookALevelInKindness: Just about all the Wonderlandians, compared to the original movie and even the book versions of them. The Cheshire Cat is an interesting example, because he famously TookALevelInJerkass for the movie, but here he's gone back to approximately the same level of kindness he displayed in the original book.
* TooManyCooks: In "Her-story in the Making", Alice tries getting her Wonderland friends to write a story for her school assignment for her. They each write a passage and it comes out... less than comprehensible.
* TricksterMentor: The Cheshire Cat, on occasion, takes on this role.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The Mad Hatter and his evil second cousin twice-removed, the Copy Catter Hatter. Just about any of the character's relatives count, actually. (See ActingForTwo above.)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Instantly recognizable as early 1990s. The White Rabbit is on in-line skates, Tweedledee and Tweedledum dress like MCHammer, and the Mad Hatter has a mullet. Just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_70P4c1UVIY the intro sequence]]!
* [[UnfazedEveryman Unfazed Everywoman]]: Alice.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: The Queen and [[TheRival the Duchess]], '''big''' time.