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YMMV / Alice in Wonderland (1985)

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The Caterpillar's song "You Are Old Father William" is a textbook example of this; he is briefly transformed into a human and Alice is suddenly dressed as a boy while they dance to the song. After the song, they change back and their conversation continues as if nothing happened. Interestingly though, the song comes straight from the book word for word unlike most of the other songs.
    • The White Queen's transformation into a sheep counts, since the next time Alice sees her she's human again and neither of them ever brings the bizarre scene up again.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The Caterpillar (Sammy Davis Jr.) is introduced coughing from the smoke of his hookah. Just five years later, Davis Jr. died of throat cancer.
  • Narm Charm: Too theatrical looking, but it works. Natalie Gregory's acting, which is very impressive for someone her age, manages to sustain the silly costumes.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Uncle Jesse as the White King's messenger.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The Cheshire Cat singing "There's No Way Home" to Alice, a quite depressing song about how she should just give up. Poor little Alice just stands there and is forced to listen to him, her face and reaction mirrors the viewer.
    • The ending of the likely perpetual farewell of the Wonderland and Looking Glass characters to Alice.

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