Alice in wonderland

Disney 1951 Animation

Numerous film adaptations have been made of Lewis Carroll's well-known tales Through the Looking Glass and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Walt Disney's animated masterpiece Alice in Wonderland, which debuted in 1951, is one of the most well-known adaptations. It cemented Alice's appearance as a blonde wearing a blue dress, a white apron, and Mary Jane shoes.
This 1951 movie is, in terms of accuracy, the second-most faithful rendition I've seen of Alice in Wonderland, and it stands out beyond most others as an Alice movie. This is on par with any other in terms of accuracy.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice novels, Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy film made by Walt Disney Productions. The movie had its London debut on July 26, 1951, and its New York City premiere on July 28, 1951. It was the thirteenth release of a Disney animated picture. It featured the voices of Verna Felton as the Queen of Hearts, Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat, and Kathryn Beaumont as Alice.

In the 1930s, Walt Disney attempted to turn Alice into a full-length animated picture; he later attempted again in the 1940s. The movie was going to be a live-action/animated hybrid, but Disney changed their mind and opted to make it entirely animated.

The Caterpillar
The MadHatter
The Cheshire Cat
Queen of Hearts
The White Rabbit

However, making the classic was not always simple. Walt had to wait for at least ten years before he could finally realize his thoughts of making an Alice movie, and when he did, there were many things to think about, like how Alice would talk and which characters to delete. How does Walt’s rendition vary from Caroll’s then?

Characters that were Cut in Disney’s rendition of Alice in Wonderland (1951)


Humpty Dumpty

There are many vibrant and eccentric personalities in the Wonderland universe. Since there are more than eighty in total, it was impossible to incorporate them all in a full-length film. The eliminated characters were the Griffin, the Mock Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, and the White Knight.

Alice & Humpty Dumpty

The Gryphon & The Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle was a proposed appearance in the 1951 Disney animated adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. However, the Mock Turtle, the Jabberwock, and the Gryphon were dropped due to pace issues. The Mock Turtle did show up alongside Alice and the Gryphon

The Gryphon, Alice, & The Mock Turtle

The White Knight

The White Knight, who would be one of the few to be friendly to Alice, was a figure that Disney liked quite a bit. On the other hand, Disney decided to delete the section, reasoning that Alice should find things out on her own without assistance.

The White Knight & Alice

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