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Nonsensical Advice From An Old Alice Cookbook

If you’re into all things Alice, and cooking as well, you might enjoy reading this write-up about an out-of-print but amusing Alice-themed cookbook. In addition to eccentric recipes, the book is liberally “peppered” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) with quotes from two of Lewis Carroll’s works: Feeding the Mind, and Hints for Etiquette, or Dining Out… [read full post]

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Vintage Muppet Show Clip Offers Young Brooke Shields as Alice

Memory lane is strewn with many curious things, including Wonderland-themed musical numbers from various television shows.  Here, in Episode 506 of The Muppet Show, a young and charming Brooke Shields (whose singing has improved significantly since this very early effort) plays the role of Alice in a musical number about her trip down the rabbit… [read full post]

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New Play Alice Lost in Wonderland Premieres in Orlando

We’re all mad here…. The pairing of our Alice with mental institutions is nothing new.  The latest entry in this dark and rather crowded category is a new play premiering in Orlando, Florida called Alice Lost in Wonderland.  It presents a character named Jane (as in Doe) whose search for sanity and her own identity is… [read full post]

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Vintage Promo Clip for Children’s Fairyland Includes Alice as Narrator

If you’re a fan of theme parks, you might enjoy this vintage promotional clip from the early ’60s for Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, CA.  Alice appears as tour guide at around 3:55, and at 9:20 she shows the little Wonderland Carousel.  Staff claim their park inspired Walt Disney to create his own. If nothing else,… [read full post]

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Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar Defies UK Smoking Ban

From the “You can’t make this stuff up (unless maybe you’re Lewis Carroll)” Department comes this entertaining news item from the UK.  It seems a florist in Blackburn had a wooden figure of the Disney Caterpillar in her store’s window display, complete with a faux hookah.  A local protection officer was walking by the shop,… [read full post]

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Download the Alicewinks iBook FREE from October 14-18 Only!

Attention iPad owners!   If you’re looking for an Alice book designed just for you, the creators of Alicewinks have taken a host of vintage illustrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and have cleverly merged and animated the images.  The result is a charming and slightly surreal illustrated version of the classic book. Given the… [read full post]

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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Premieres Tonight on ABC

In case you missed all the advertising online, on TV, on buses, on billboards, and even the occasional giant mushroom out on the streets of Manhattan, ABC’s spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres tonight (October 10th) at 8pm EST.  To visit the web site, click me. It appears that this Alice has… [read full post]

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New Wonderland Game App From Disney

Whatever you thought of Tim Burton and Linda Woolverton’s film, if you were a fan of the visuals, you might be interested to hear that Disney has a new game app out called Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion.  The app is available from the iTunes store, and you can watch the trailer right here: If… [read full post]

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Simpsons Halloween Intro Includes Lisa as Alice

For those of you out there who are not regular watchers of the long-running (and frequently brilliant) animated series The Simpsons, we have a treat (not a trick) for you.  This year, for the Simpson’s 24th annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween special, they’ve enlisted noted film director Guillermo Del Toro to put his own bizarre… [read full post]

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