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[[caption-width-right:300:It all began with a girl. And a cat.]]

The '''''Alice Comedies''''' was a series of short cartoons made by Creator/WaltDisney and UbIwerks during TheSilentAgeOfAnimation. It was the successor to their failed WesternAnimation/NewmanLaughOGrams series, and a precursor to 'their 'WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'' series. The cartoons feature Alice, a live action girl, interacting with an animated world. Near the beginning, the shorts would start with something happening to Alice in the real world after which she falls asleep or gets knocked out. She then enters an animated dream world where she interacts with Julius the Cat and a host of other {{Funny Animal}}s. [[HilarityEnsues Hi-jinx Ensue]]. Later installments dropped the real world FramingDevice and took place entirely in the cartoon world.

The cartoons themselves had little in the way of plot or continuity, and were mainly just for showing off the animation.

Compare Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer's' ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'', another live action/animation blending cartoon that was the inspiration for this series.
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[[folder: Filmography]]

!!1923
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tIFEIVkYSnw Alice's Wonderland]]

!!1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tQkqlkhG5ZQ Alice's Day at Sea]] March 1, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=laho5lV6FSQ Alice's Spooky Adventure]] April 1, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qjlG41WXv7M Alice's Wild West Show]] May 1, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QH-GK_DgHsE Alice's Fishy Story]] June 1, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3aBMFEOns Alice and the Dog Catcher]] July 1, 1924
* Alice the Peacemaker August 1, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptLDuxbbVM Alice Gets in Dutch]] November 1, 1924
* Alice Hunting in Africa November 15, 1924
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tqc5yR2agrU Alice and the Three Bears]] December 1, 1924
* Alice the Piper December 15, 1924

!!1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OTDdPfWuy60 Alice Cans the Cannibals]] January 1, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JEn6a_TjGC4 Alice the Toreador]] January 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xP0GT1Tg2q0 Alice Gets Stung]] February 1, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeey-aUOR_c Alice Solves the Puzzle]] February 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrniutJbyE Alice's Egg Plant]] May 30, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UtZQRdcvLeE Alice Loses Out]] June 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-f9CmCoWr4 Alice Gets Stage Struck]] June 30, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BokhzrAYHAs Alice Wins the Derby]] July 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TCGqmkUm29k Alice Picks the Champ]] July 30, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y96mZUcUets Alice's Tin Pony]] August 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s00bfgfknkU Alice Chops the Suey ]] August 30, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Vmn6gPjU4 Alice the Jail Bird]] September 15, 1925
* Alice Plays Cupid October 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yohnIDyOLeg Alice Rattled by Rats]] November 15, 1925
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sO7HXbx1hH0 Alice in the Jungle]] December 15, 1925

!!1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYHYxh2FYA4 Alice on the Farm]] January 1, 1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oahIbe-A8lM Alice's Balloon Race]] January 15, 1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KoFa_j_l3F4 Alice's Orphan]] January 15, 1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UeR2NPHcgeY Alice's Little Parade]] February 1, 1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXh0hgB6L Alice's Mysterious Mystery]] February 15, 1926
* Alice Charms the Fish September 6, 1926 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice's Monkey Business September 20, 1926 (Lost cartoon)
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VMbLp0f3j2A Alice in the Wooly West]] October 4, 1926
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Az_E2hLkecQ Alice the Fire Fighter]] October 18, 1926
* Alice Cuts the Ice November 1, 1926 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice Helps the Romance November 15, 1926
* Alice's Spanish Guitar November 29, 1926
* Alice's Brown Derby December 13, 1926
* Alice the LumberJack December 27, 1926 (Lost cartoon)

!!1927
* Alice the Golf Bug January 10, 1927, lost cartoon
* Alice Foils the Pirates January 24, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice at the Carnival February 10, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice at the Rodeo February 21, 1927
* Alice the Collegiate March 7, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice in the Alps March 21, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice's Auto Race April 4, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QkchkE2FhbQ Alice's Circus Daze]] April 18, 1927
* Alice's Knaughty Knight May 2, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice's Three Bad Eggs May 16, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice's Picnic May 30, 1927
* Alice's Channel Swim June 13, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice in the Klondike June 27, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice's Medicine Show July 11, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6dvI0nS3ugo Alice the Whaler]] July 25, 1927
* Alice the Beach Nut August 8, 1927 (Lost cartoon)
* Alice in the Big League August 22, 1927
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AliceAllusion
* AnimalStereotypes: Alice's Egg Plant. Buzzards are...Bolsheviks?!
* AmusingInjuries: Including severed limbs and decapitation.
* AppendageAssimilation: The way characters will recover from their AmusingInjuries.
* BagOfKidnapping: Alice is kidnapped this way a couple of times, once from the character that would become Mickey's arch nemesis Pete.
* BattleDiscretionShot: Often preferred over the BigBallOfViolence.
* BehindAStick
* BigBallOfViolence
* CatsAreMean: Julius is notable for being one of the only Disney cats to avert this. [[ClassicDisneyShorts Pegleg]] {{Pete}} first appears in this series, but won't officially become a cat until MickeyMouse comes along.
* CaptainErsatz: Julius is nothing more than [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix]] moonlighting in a Disney cartoon. [[ExecutiveMeddling Pat Sullivan wanted him in.]]
** Or rather, Charlies Mintz wanted Julius in, which pissed off Pat Sullivan enough to cancel his distribution contract with Mintz.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: The version of ''Alice's Wonderland'' included with the DVD and Blu-Ray editions of ''{{Disney/Alice In Wonderland}}'' ends with Alice falling into a hole, since the people compiling the bonus features utilized a print that lacked the ending.
* CreatorCameo: Walt himself appears in the first short.
* DerangedAnimation
* DetachmentCombat: Julius' tail can detach and change itself into any tool he might need.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Meta-example; given these were some of the earliest cartoons he made, the Alice Comedies are quite different in tone and execution from the later shorts and films Disney would become recognized for.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop
* FollowTheLeader: The cartoons were heavily deriative of Creator/OttoMessmer's ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'', Paul Terry's ''Aesop's Fables'' and [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer's]] ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' cartoons.
* FramingDevice: The world is a dream world Alice sees when unconscious.
* FunnyAnimal
* GravityIsAHarshMistress
* IdeaBulb
* InterspeciesRomance: Between Alice and Julius
** Weirdly enough, that subtext was dubbed in later during the public domain releases. It's more of a [[LikeBrotherAndSister Brother-Sister dynamic.]]
* MediumAwareness: Characters are aware they are made of ink and take advantage of the fact.
* MediumBlending
* NegativeContinuity
* PublicDomainAnimation
* RogerRabbitEffect: Inverted in this case--Walt took inspiration from [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer's]] "Out of the Inkwell" comedies, but whereas that series was a cartoon character entering our world, Walt took a live action girl and threw her into a cartoon world!
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Done with rocks in ''Alice in the Wooly West''.
* {{Slapstick}}
* SmurfettePrinciple: Alice is pretty much the only female character in the entire series. Most others are either decidedly male or AmbiguousGender (but most likely male).
* TokenMinority: In the real world, one of the friends in Alice's gang is black. To add to this, he's a member of their KKK club (KKK stands for Sekret '''K'''lues of the '''K'''ook '''K'''lakz).
* ToonPhysics
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Near the end of the series, Alice would have a new job every episode; from soldier to whaler to farmer.
* YourSizeMayVary: {{Invoked}}
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