YMMV / Alice in Wonderland

The 1951 Disney Classic:

  • Adaptation Displacement: Not as common as with other Disney films. Many people don't distinguish between "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" (or simply don't know), and the film's mingling of the two exacerbates this.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Were the Mad Hatter and March Hare "fixing" the Rabbit's watch as a cruel practical joke, or were they genuinely trying to help in their own backward way?
  • Crossover Ship: Alice tends to be shipped with Peter Pan. Or maybe Pinocchio.
    • The Peter Pan ship is partly due to the fact that Alice and Wendy Darling have the same voice actress.
    • Alice also gets her share of shipping with Wendy herself.
  • Ear Worm: Pretty much every song, but especially those you hear at the Mad Tea Party.
    • "A very merry unbirthday to you!" "Who, me?" "Yeah, you!" "Oh, me!"
    • "I'm late! I'm late!"
    • "Forward, backward, inward, outward, come and join the chase! Nothing could be dryer than a jolly Caucus Race!"
    • "Painting the roses red! We're painting the roses red! We dare not stop, Or waste a drop, So let the paint be spread! We're painting the roses reeeeeeeed! We're painting the roses red!"
    • The Cut Song "Dream Caravan" is definitely this. "Zoom golly golly golly zoom golly golly..."
    • "How do you do and shake hands, shake hands, shake hands..."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Mad Hatter; the Cheshire Cat.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Alice and the Mad Hatter, though they give him more of the appearance of his Disney world cosplay.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Alice in Wonderland is loved in Japan, thanks to the movie's bizarre nature and Alice's cuteness.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: There's a mushroom whose one side makes you grow bigger and the other side makes you shrink. Super and Poison Mushroom much? This was actually very much intentional, since the Mushrooms of the Mario series were in fact inspired by this movie, as per Word of God.
  • Memetic Mutation: People telling the Queen to shut her trap seems to be pretty popular.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Cheshire Cat needed only one line to prove that he has crossed it: "Well, she simply said you're a fat, pompous, bad-tempered old tyrant!".
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Just listen to this rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat".
  • Ugly Cute:
    • The animals in the Tulgey Wood. Especially all the strange looking birds. Who's a cute widdle living birdcage?
    • The Glasses Birds especially. They're pretty much Adorkable personified (as birds).
    • The Cheshire Cat, although he's more "Creepy Cute". Alice's reaction when he first shows up implies that she thinks this too.
  • Vindicated by History: The film opened to a lukewarm box office and mostly hostile reviews in 1951. Walt himself voiced Creator Backlash against the film and famously declared that it had failed because "Alice lacked heart" (it's somewhat unclear whether by "Alice" he meant the film or the character). In the decades since, it has become better regarded by both critics and general audiences and is now thought as something of a minor classic.
  • What an Idiot!: While the Bird in the Tree mistaking Alice for a serpent made some sense in the book, as only Alice's neck grew longer and she could only see Alice's head and neck, this film, with Alice's entire body growing huge, makes her look like even more of an idiot.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Perhaps even more than the books. (And the film was famously popular with stoners and acid droppers during The '60s and The '70s.)
  • The Woobie: Alice has her moments, especially in the "Very Good Advice" sequence. The White Rabbit also qualifies, due to the fact that he's seemingly the only Wonderlander with the blessing of sanity and despite this (or indeed, because of this) constantly gets the short end of the stick.