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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 elocution, accent, voice, and appeal are unmistakable here, even when she’s imitating Jimmy Durante! You can rent the movie on Amazon Prime or You Tube,… [read full post]

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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 from 1948 to 1954. Half of his hour-long show of March 18, 1951 was devoted to previewing Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, which would be released… [read full post]

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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,” then shows a white rabbit in the snow as the car goes into a tunnel (“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some… [read full post]

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What card should the Queen of Hearts be in a deck of cards?

All ways here you see, are the Three of Clubs’ way!

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 that “in the Disney Villains deck of playing cards, the Queen of Hearts is the three of Clubs.” Just, why?

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Alice Through the Looking Glass: Autopsy of an Expensive Alice Flop

In 1978, Michael Cimino took home the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for his epic, The Deer Hunter, and was thus given a free pass to make whatever he wanted next. Heaven’s Gate, an even grander Western epic, went spectacularly over budget, costing $44 million dollars. The critical backlash to Cimino’s hubris led to… [read full post]

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Andrew Sellon will Introduce Paramount’s 1933 Alice at Film Forum in NYC

LCSNA president emeritus Andrew Sellon will be giving a very brief intro before the screening of the 1933 Paramount “Alice in Wonderland” film this Sunday, December 6th at the Film Forum in NYC.  Showtime is 12:45 pm.  For tickets and more info click here.

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You Knew It Was Coming – Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer

The juggernaut that was Disney’s recent 2010 Tim Burton Alice has a sequel, and will be coming to theaters on Memorial Day – May 27th, 2016.  Today Disney released the first trailer after having dropped several tiny snippets over the past few days and weeks following the big D23 event this past summer.  And here… [read full post]

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