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.
- 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.
- Alice herself - it's not hard to assume that her relationship with Joan is in part a Freudian Excuse, since her mother waslked out, then her first stepmother died, and she developed her Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies to cope with the sadness. Rejecting Joan is also an insurance policy against her fear of being abandoned by a third mother-figure. If she doesn't get attached, she can't get hurt.