->''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?''

Number 13 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1951]] adaptation of ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]]'' was a long time coming. Creator/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 into a more wacky, comedic cartoon in the same vein as ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' and a very odd entry in the Disney canon.

It inspired three attractions in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, most prominent being the famous spinning teacups ride, which each resort has a variation of.[[note]]Shanghai Disneyland uses [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh hunny pots]] instead of teacups.[[/note]] 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 [[ADayInTheLimelight Day in the Limelight]] and has to save her boss when he is blamed for being responsible for the havoc Alice wrought on Wonderland.

If you're looking for the 2010 Creator/TimBurton film, also by Disney, visit [[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 here]].

!!This film contains examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: ''"Ser'''PENT'''! Ser'''PEEEEEEEENT'''!''
* AdaptedOut: By necessity, many of the original characters were cut for pacing. Most notably The Duchess, who lends some of her personality to the Queen Of Hearts, her pepper-loving cook, the Mock Turtle and the Griffin. The Jabberwock was also planned to be in the movie despite being from a poem only in Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to the Alice In Wonderland book, but was omitted, although a few lines from the Jabberwocky poem remain.
* 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!\\
'''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]].
** The Cheshire Cat. In the book, he's pretty much Alice's only friend and helps guide her in his own, unique way. Here, he gets her in trouble with just about every appearance.
* AdiposeRex: The Queen of Hearts.
* AllJustADream: The entire adventure takes place in a dream Alice is having while dozing off during her sister's lecture.
* 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.
* AnachronismStew: A very subtle example. The Talking Doorknob represents an invention that was not patented until [[http://jacjackie4308.blogspot.com/2014/10/osbourn-dorsey-invented-doorknob-and.html 1878]], a good ''thirteen years'' after the original book was published.
* AnAesop: Logic and reason exist for a purpose. Without them, the world would be a very confusing and frustrating place.
* 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 reads 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 and Bill the lizard.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Alice tells Dinah that her ideal world would be nothing but nonsense and describes it at length (and in song). She's less than pleased by the resulting journey to Wonderland.
* 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]].
** The Hatter and the March Hare don't like it when people sit down at their tea party uninvited.
* BigWhat: The White Rabbit, when the Dodo suggests burning his house down when a grown Alice, thought to be a monster, is trapped inside.
* BlindMistake: The White Rabbit and the Bird in the Tree both wear glasses: the fact that they're short-sighted presumably explains why the Rabbit mistakes Alice for his maid Mary Ann and why the Bird mistakes her for a serpent.
* ButtMonkey:
** Alice, throughout the entire movie. She's trolled by nearly everything Wonderland can throw at her.
** The White Rabbit. Alice (accidentally) demolishes his house, the Dodo ruins all his furniture, and that's before the Mad Hatter gets hold of his poor, poor watch...
* CanonForeigner: The Doorknob only exists here.
* CatharticExhalation: The Queen of Hearts exploits this trope, fanning herself after she cheats at croquet.
* CatsAreMean:
-->'''Queen of Hearts''': ''(sinisterly)'' Now, what were you saying, my dear?\\
'''Cheshire Cat''': [[BrutalHonesty Why, she was just saying that you're a fat, pompous, bad-tempered old tyrant! Haha!]]\\
''(Alice has an OhCrap look)''
* CensorshipBySpelling: A G-rated example. Alice spells out C-A-T in an attempt to stop the Dormouse from going berserk.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Except when the game you're playing is completely rigged so that you'll get a perfect score and your opponent will get a zero.
* 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.
* ChromaticArrangement: During the tea party sequence, Alice is blue, the Mad Hatter is green, and the March Hare is red.
* 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.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Wonderland in its entirety.
* ComicallyCrossEyed: The completely insane Mad Hatter and the March Hare often take on a cross-eyed expression.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alice sees a talking white rabbit with a waistcoat and a pocketwatch, and her initial reaction is "What could a rabbit possibly be late for?"
* 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.
* CompressedAdaptation: The books had LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and it would have been unfeasable to put them all into an hour long animated film, so the Disney adaptation cherry picks the most iconic elements of both ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' and ''Through the Looking Glass'' while using the basic plot structure of ''Wonderland'' for the whole film.
%%* ConspicuouslyLightPatch
* ConvectionSchmonvection: The Mad Hatter pours hot tea into his collar which flows out his sleeve into his teacup. This doesn't bug him at all.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Perhaps not a total lie in a strict visual sense, but a lot of the posters and promotional material for the film would make the denizens of Wonderland out to be much friendlier than they actually are. In reality, most of the Wonderlanders end up quite rude, hostile or too deranged to be of any help, and Alice's journey is less an enchanting trip through a land of whimsy than it is an endurance test. One old poster goes far enough to show the Queen of Hearts herself smiling and sitting along with Alice at the tea party!
* CrowdSong: "The Caucus Race", "All in the Golden Afternoon", "Painting the Roses Red" and "The Unbirthday Song Reprise". Man, they love to sing!
* CuteKitten: Alice's cat Dinah. Which is interesting because in the book, she is an adult cat with kittens of her own.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Except when it's not. This version does have its moments, though, such as 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.
* DetailHoggingCover: In this case, it's the opening credits. As they were still shots, they could show a lot more detail than the film. For instance, the Queen's PimpedOutDress has white edging on the overskirt, but [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/ec751a79b88045bd8b76623e50822734/tumblr_mjf677xuKf1s6zaeso3_1280.jpg the fabric isn't clear in the film]], while [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/6e082488b4fc00dfae10a0a4e56d61ab/tumblr_mjf677xuKf1s6zaeso1_1280.jpg in the credits it's shown trimmed]] with [[PrettyInMink white ermine]].
* DisneyAcidSequence: The whole film, naturally.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Each of the queen's reasons for the beheadings that occur.
* 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! Though he's not so much stupid as he is subject to the bizarre leaps of logic of all Wonderland residents.
* 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.
* FalseFriend: The Cheshire cat. He gives Alice horrible advice on who to ask for help, gets 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...
* {{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.
* 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 intriguingly 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.
* GroundPound: The Queen of Hearts does this while the cards are dragging off prisoners for painting the roses red. It sends all of the nearby cards falling flat on their faces.
* 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." In fact, old musicals in general tended to love using the word "gay", probably due to it being easy to rhyme.
* HappilyMarried: Surprisingly, implied with the King and Queen of Hearts, who are shown to be quite affectionate toward each other when the Queen isn't in a bad mood.
* HumanlikeFootAnatomy:
** The Cheshire Cat not only has plantigrade feet, he has thumbs on his feet in one scene in the movie.
*** In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cheshire_Cat_9304.jpg he has one thumb on each foot all the time]].
** Dinah also 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, black Mary Janes, and "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.
* InsaneTrollLogic: The Bird in the Tree comes to the conclusion that Alice must be a serpent because she eats eggs.
* InsistentTerminology: "''Your'' way?! All ways here are ''my'' ways!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Several characters. Notable examples being the Cheshire Cat, the flowers, and obviously the Queen of Hearts.
* JewelersEyeLoupe: Played with when the Mad Hatter uses a salt shaker as a loupe to examine the White Rabbit's watch.
* KangarooCourt: Alice's trial. For starters, the queen was intending to pronounce sentence ''before the verdict had been decided'' had the king not intervened. Next, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Dormouse all serve as witnesses, providing absolutely nothing of value to the case, yet the court considers it of vital importance. And finally, the trial is interupted to celebrate the queen's unbirthday (much to Alice's annnoyance)
* LargeHam:
** Who do you think? [[OffWithHisHead OFF WITH HER HEAD!]]
** The March Hare, as seen in HamToHamCombat above.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
-->'''Alice:''' When I get home, I shall write a book about this place.
* MindScrew: Aside from the obvious, Alice's escape from Wonderland: [[spoiler: the Doorknob shows her outside asleep in her real outdoor environment. She wakes up by dreaming that her dream self is begging her real self to wake up]].
* MonochromeToColor: When the White Rabbit's watch goes crazy, the screen turns an intense red until the March Hare smashes it with a mallet. For one brief shot, the screen turns black and white to show the watch expiring, before turning back to normal colors in the next scene.
* 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. Then again, this ''is'' Wonderland we're talking about.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The way the King is introduced. He actually has to remind the Rabbit about it - which leads to this quite fatigued response: "...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: The Queen's favorite phrase is to literally call for people to get their heads cut off.
* OhCrap: The Queen of Hearts gets this reaction when she witnesses Alice growing rapidly in the courtroom.
** Alice gets this twice. First, when she realizes she has shrunk back to her normal size and is at the Queen's mercy. Then when she sees the Queen and the other wonderland residents approaching her while she is trapped at the door trying to escape wonderland.
* 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, though he's way too [[NervousWreck neurotic]] to fit the trope perfectly.
** Mother Oyster in "The Walrus and The Carpenter". [[spoiler: She avoids death because of it]].
* OpeningChorus: Just like every other Disney film in the 50s.
* 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: Alice as she falls down and ends up in Wonderland.
* ParentalBonus: In "Painting the Roses Red," the Ace blames the Deuce, who blames the Trey. The queen echoes the Ace: "The deuce, you say?" The 1950 viewing audience would have recognized "The deuce, you say!" as their older generation's slang term for "Bullshit!"
* 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]]).
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film is actually a combination of the original book and its sequel "Through The Looking Glass". Keeping every character from the books would basically be impossible, so the movie uses the most iconic ones from each book, while the plot itself is based off Wonderland. Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Walrus and The Carpenter and the singing flowers are originally from Through The Looking Glass.
* RandomEventsPlot: There is no real story going on (other than Alice trying to get back home); the whole film is about Alice going through a stream of conscious series of RandomEncounters[[note]]No, not [[RolePlayingGame those]] kinds. This was long before pen and paper RPGS, let alone video games (as we know them).[[/note]] with the bizarre residents of Wonderland.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Predating even the trope namer, though rather than using actual doors, the scene in question takes place in a hedge maze.
* SecondFaceSmoke: The Caterpillar does this to Alice.
* SidekickSong: "The Unbirthday Song".
* SizeShifter: Alice, whenever she eats or drinks anything in Wonderland.
* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 3 (PragmaticAdaptation). The film cuts out a lot of characters from the first book to keep the length of the film reasonable, and it sandwiches in a few other elements from ''Through The Looking Glass'' as well.
* 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.
* TyopOnTheCover: The title card misspells Creator/LewisCarroll's name with only one ending L.
* 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?
* VagueAge: Tweedledee and Tweedledum dress like and act like children, and could pass for large kids, especially in the bizarre Wonderland, but they are shown to be balding underneath their caps, making them look like grown men dressed as kids. This is in keeping with the book, which describes them as "two fat little men," but also says that they looked like "a couple of great schoolboys."
* 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?"
** The deleted song "I'm Odd" could be seen as one too, though it's more a "BlueAndOrangeMorality Song".
* VisualPun: Several. Bread-and-butterflies, rocking horsefly, and so on...
* WhamLine: The Doorknob gives one to Alice just before the ending.
--> '''The Doorknob''': Oh, but you ''ARE'' outside!
--> '''Alice''': What?
* WilyWalrus: The Walrus from the poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" was bad enough in the original novel, but in this adaptation, he goes through quite a bit of AdaptationalVillainy, and gains a DastardlyWhiplash-esque appearance to match. He takes all the oysters for himself instead of sharing with the Carpenter, like he did in the poem. Also, this movie portrays the oysters as youngsters, [[EatsBabies making the Walrus seem even more monstrous]]!
* WorldOfHam: Wonderland is quite loud and dramatic, but the 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.