Beginning with its pre-title slide that proclaims that Dodgson met Alice in 1863 (it was, of course, in 1856), Elina Street’s 16-minute short film Alice and Lewis (Behind the Door… [read full post]
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“Let’s Go Crazy” (Sing 2)
Sing 2, the excellent sequel to the very popular animated musical Sing, opens with a shot of Meera, the teenage elephant (Tori Kelly), who runs through a forest, trips and… [read full post]
Alice’s Wonderland Bakery
Disney Junior will be presenting an animated comedy series called Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, premiering on Disney+ beginning on February 9. It features the granddaughter of the original Alice, who has… [read full post]
Les Aventures d’Alice (1970)
The 2-hour 1970 ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française) production, described in The Annotated Alice 150 as a “burlesque with stunning visual and auditory overlay” has recently been found on… [read full post]
News from Toontown!
Two posts by Jim Korkis in the Cartoon Research blog might be of historical interest: “The Disney ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Never Made” and “Aldous Huxley’s Version of the Disney ‘Alice’.”… [read full post]
Online Lecture: Exploring Wonderlands: Alice on Stage and Screen
In this Zoom talk from the V&A, Simon Sladen explores the many adaptations of Carroll’s tale, from 1886’s inaugural stage production to 2020’s Alice in Streamingland created during lockdown. Key… [read full post]
Kathryn Beaumont Before Alice
Walt Disney first saw Miss Beaumont in a 1948 Esther Williams vehicle called On an Island with You, which led to her being cast as Alice and later, Wendy. Her… [read full post]
Waring the World Am I?
OK, it was broadcast almost 70 years ago, but just came to our attention. The Fred Waring Show (yes, he of the Blendor [sic] and the Pennsylvanians) ran on CBS… [read full post]
The Quality of Mercedes Is Not Strained
To demonstrate the new “intelligent voice control” feature of the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE, their television commercial “Wonderland” begins with an English-accented young lady reading, “‘Curiouser and curiouser,’ said Alice,”… [read full post]
What card should the Queen of Hearts be in a deck of cards?
All ways here you see, are the Three of Clubs’ way! This comes via Reddit’s r/crappydesign, the Comic Sans-loving subreddit devoted to horrifying style and engineering choices. User PingPongPresident found… [read full post]