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What does Mad Tea Party have?Edit

Mad Tea Party is a section where you can see the 2010 Alice and Wonderland movie starring Johnny Depp,Trivias,And others!

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Sneak PeeksEdit

Mad Hatter comes to life! check this picture out:

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TriviasEdit

  • Color screen tests of Mary Pickford as Alice were made for a proposed live-action/animation version of the story.
  • Kathryn Beaumont, who was the voice of Alice, narrates the "Alice in Wonderland" ride at Disneyland.
  • Sterling Holloway, who performed the voice of the Cheshire Cat, played the Frog in the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland (1933).
  • The first Disney animated feature in which the voice talent is credited on-screen with the characters they each play. This would not occur again until The Jungle Book (1967).
  • In the Walrus and the Carpenter sequence, the R in the word "March" on the mother oyster's calendar flashes. This alludes to the old adage about only eating oysters in a month with an R in its name. That is because those months without an R are the summer months, when oysters would not keep due to the heat, in the days before refrigeration.
  • This movie contained Dink Trout's final role.
  • Originally, Alice was to sing a song different from "In a World of My Own". It would be a slow ballad entitled "Beyond the Laughing Sky", and it was a song about Alice dreaming of a new world, a world better than her own, very much in the spirit of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). However, Kathryn Beaumont had difficulty singing, and it was decided that starting the film off with a slow ballad would be a little risky on audiences. The song we hear today, "In a World of My Own", is livelier, and was easier for Beaumont to sing.
  • Continuing the pattern of film versions of "Alice in Wonderland" not being commercially successful, this movie was a huge box office failure. However, it did become something of a cult film during the 1960s, where it was viewed as a "head film".
  • The movie took five years to complete, but was in development for over ten years before it entered active production.
  • This movie is actually a combination of Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books, "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass".
  • The Doorknob was the only character in the film that did not appear in Lewis Carroll's books.
  • This was the first Disney theatrical film to be shown on television, in 1954. It was shown as the second installment of the "Disneyland" (1954) TV show, edited to fit into a one hour time slot.
  • This is the only Disney feature-length cartoon film to have its first theatrical re-release after it had already been shown on television (although the film had been televised only in an edited, one-hour version).
  • The fish watching the Walrus lure the oysters away are the same fish that watch Pinocchio search for Monstro the whale in Pinocchio (1940).
  • Early drafts of the script had Alice encounter the Jabberwock (to have been voiced by Stan Freberg), from Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky". The sequence was rejected, either because it slowed the story down, or because of concerns that it would be too frightening. Elements of "Jabberwocky" remain in the film, however: the Cheshire Cat's song "T'was Brillig", consisting of the opening stanza; and the Tulgey Wood sequence, which includes at least one of the creatures mentioned in the poem, "The Mome Raths".
  • Lewis Carroll wrote the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" as nonsense - it has no answer. This has not stopped people, despite being repeatedly told that there is not, nor should there be, any answer, from trying to contrive one. Among the suggestions are, "because Edgar Allan Poe wrote on both" and "because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes" (the second of which is very similar to a solution that Carroll himself wearily suggested when he grew tired of people asking him about it).
  • Though the film was a box-office flop when first released, several years later it became the Disney studio's most requested 16mm film rental title for colleges and private individuals. In 1974, the studio took note of this fact, withdrew the rental prints, and reissued the film nationally themselves.
  • This was the first feature film for which Walt Disney was able to use television for cross-promotion. Disney's very first television program, One Hour in Wonderland (1950) (TV), which was broadcast on Christmas evening of 1950, was devoted to the production of this film. Naturally, the entire program, including the clips from the movie, were in black and white.
  • Walt Disney had considered doing a feature film of this story for years. During the very early part of his career, throughout the 1920s, he created a number of shorts with a live action Alice placed in an animated world. He continued to make this series, generally referred to as "The Alice Comedies", which were all silent, right up to time he made Steamboat Willie (1928).
  • Disney also explored the Wonderland stories in the color Mickey Mouse short, Thru the Mirror (1936), in which Mickey falls asleep reading "Alice in Wonderland", and dreams himself jumping through the looking-glass into Wonderland. Although there are many similarities between the two, the short was much more of a slapstick version (in keeping with the Mickey shorts of the 30's) than the later film. The short is included as a supplemental on some DVD releases of Alice.
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