Alice in Wonderland movies on DVD
Many Alice in Wonderland movies have been made over the years. On these pages you can find a selection of the most famous DVD movies.
starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover
Three-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy
Disney's Alice in Wonderland movie, directed by Tim Burton (March 2010).
Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is now 19 years old, and has forgotten all about Wonderland (this movie calls it Underland). When a guy she does not wish to marry proposes to her, she runs off and returns to Underland. However, the evil Red Queen has taken over. The Underland inhabitants look to Alice to fight her and the Jabberwock, in order to restore the power balance.
With Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and more.
starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna
starring: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons, Sherman Hemsley
Alice in Wonderland movie from 1985. Now finally available on DVD: Harry Harris's T.V. movie with the famous guest stars. A well known version that many people are searching for.
It consist of two parts: Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, which are both included on this dvd.
The movie is based on Carroll's books, but the script was adapted to suit the famous guest stars. The Jabberwock may be a little too scary for young children.
1988. Svankmajer's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland mixes animation and live action to create a dreamlike world, but it is not simply a kid's film.
Alice watches a stuffed and mounted rabbit come to life in her playroom and follows it through a magical drawer into a strange world that resembles a 19th-century toy store come to life.
Svankmajer uses familiar objects in unfamiliar ways, giving a fantasy quality to the banal (and the not so banal) while tipping the dream logic to the edge of nightmare. The movie may have a somewhat disturbing effect on the viewer.
starring: Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Curry, Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone
Writer-director Nick Willing created these Alice in Wonderland miniseries, which were broadcasted on SyFy channel.
Willing's Alice (Caterina Scorsone) is a grown woman (and karate instructor) whose lack of luck in love seems to have finally taken a turn toward the positive with Jack (Philip Winchester). Their idyll is shattered when Jack is abducted, and Alice's search for him leads her to Wonderland, now overrun by gloom and vice and anachronistic machinery, and lorded over by a Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates) who kidnaps people from the "real" world to harvest their emotions.
starring: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd
1999. This version of Lewis Carroll's story was originally produced for NBC-TV.
It also contains elements from 'Through the Looking Glass' (which are mixed up with those from 'Alice's Adventures...').
The storyline is not very true to the books, but the film has some great special effects, many dealing with multiple perspectives as Alice constantly changes sizes.
Documentary about Lewis Carroll, that examines the coming together of the writer and his muse, the society they inhabited, and their relationship that is still the subject of much controversy, as well as the effect it had on their subsequent lives.
Extra's on this DVD:
Alice in Wonderland (1915 version)
Alice in Wonderland (1903 version)
1985. Dark fantasy story about the real Alice, who is invited to New York at the age of 80 to attend the celebrations for Carroll's centenary.
She is unable to understand all the fuss, and she is being confronted once again with her own repressed memories of her childhood with Carroll.
The film uses flashbacks and dreams in which we see how fascinated Carroll was with the little Alice.
Written by Dennis Potter, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop provided the Wonderland characters.
I liked the movie, but I think it suggested too strongly a sexual aspect in Carroll's love for Alice. The puppets also look somewhat 'dead', but this may be intentional.
Fully remastered version (with CGI) of the Paramount 1933 Alice in Wonderland movie, starring a.o. Charlotte Henry, Cary Grant, and WC Fields.
The story is a mixed version of Carroll's two 'Alice' books.
Remastered BBC Alice in Wonderland movie from 1966. Directed by Cecil M. Hepworth.
starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Michael Crawford, Davy Kaye
1972. British all-star musical (a significant part of the story is expressed through song and sometimes dance) adaptation which is very true to the book, except for the fact that Alice doesn't meet the Cheshire Cat and that Tweedle Dum & Dee are in it.
Musical score by John Barry.
starring: Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard, Kate Burton, Richard Burton, James Coco
1983. This theater production of Alice in Wonderland is based on a famous production from the 1930s.
All the sets and costumes are meticulously based on the illustrations from the original books. The story line is a mix of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
starring: Mark Allington, Alan Bennett, John Bird, Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Cook
1966 interpretation by Jonathan Miller, a noted British theater director.
Influenced by surrealism and Victorian architecture, Miller's black-and-white version of Wonderland is a dour and creepy place, not the frenetic and charming bustle usually depicted.
A brunette Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) wanders like a sleepwalker, rarely looking anyone in the eye, and has fractured conversations with the likes of the Mad Hatter (Peter Cook), the Caterpillar (Sir Michael Redgrave), the Duchess (Leo McKern), and the Mock Turtle (Sir John Gielgud).
starring: Sally Matthews, Dietrich Henschel, Guy de Mey, Gwyneth Jones, Kent Nagano
2007. Opera from Korean composer Unsuk Chin
starring: Stephen Murray, Felix Aylmer, Ernest Milton, and Pamela Brown Carol Marsh
1950. A co-French/British production, also known as 'Alice au pays des merveilles'.
The movie was suppressed by Disney to protect their own production.
It's an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book with a live Alice moving through painted sets and pixilated puppets. The movie is more true to the book than the Disney movie.
1987. Animated version in which Alice crosses various settings called 'squares' so she can reach the Red Queen's castle, square 8, and become a queen herself.
starring: Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Curley, Penelope Wilton, Geoffrey Palmer, Louise J. Taylor
1999. This adaptation of Through the Looking Glass is a combination of live-action, animation, and special effects.
Its screenplay uses mostly direct book quotation.
starring: Phillip Hinton, Paul Johnstone, Olivia Martin, Moya O'Sullivan, Keith Scott
1999. Obscure animated version of Alice in Wonderland.
1988. An Australian production, not very true to the book, but charming anyway.
2009. Alice in Wonderland storybook classics
starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Chera Bailey, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk
2002. This animated version of the story includes three fun songs
starring: Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford
1972. Starring Hywel Bennett, Rodney Bewes, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, and William Ellis
2008. Alice in Wonderland in Paris