The 1988 movie by Jan Švankmajer
- Hilarious in Hindsight: This review summarized the film as "a masterpiece of surrealism that's more Tim Burton than Walt Disney." Burton did indeed make his own version, many years later, and it's nothing like this film.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Being similar to Calvin, Alice has a few traits associated with Aspergers.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: When Alice finally starts to accept Joan.
- The Woobie: Joan. Alice demonizes her in all her fantasies, and there's nothing to suggest that Joan deserves any of this, other than simply being the woman that Alice's dad loves and wants to marry. One image that really hits home for many stepparents is when they're in the car Alice doesn't want anything to do with her.