‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Through the Years (Adaptations)


Today, we’re kicking off a week of fun posts related to Alice in Wonderland in anticipation of the new movie from Tim Burton, in theaters on Friday, March 5th.

We begin by taking a look at some of the more well-known adaptations of Alice in Wonderland over the years (in chronological order):

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (Animated; 1951)

This is the classic version most everyone’s seen, and it’s also one of my all-time favorites. Okay, yes, I’m a self-professed Disney geek, but STILL … this is still one of the best adaptations around. Here’s the original 1951 trailer:


Alice in Wonderland (TV adaptation; 1985)

I have vague memories of watching this version on TV as a kid, but I honestly don’t remember the specifics. Still, you can watch it online. Here’s the first part:

Alice in Wonderland (TV adaptation; 1999)

This more recent TV adaptation features an outstanding, all-star cast — including Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg and Eric Idle. Here is the teaser:

Alice (SyFy Channel TV miniseries; 2009)

I watched this adaptation when it came out in December, and generally liked the futuristic, sci-fi twist on Lewis Carroll’s story. Alice feels a bit self-righteous at times, and some of the concepts are a bit bizarre, but it’s general Wonderland fun and Hatter is totally worth the view experience. Here’s the SyFy Channel promo:

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Of course, this is why we’re celebrating Alice in Wonderland this week. Take a look at the trailer for the new movie:

Keep track of all our Alice in Wonderland features.

For the comments: What are your favorite Alice in Wonderland adaptations?

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3 responses to “‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Through the Years (Adaptations)

  1. This is a hard question. I adore the 1951 Animated version, and I loved the Syfy version (Hatter= Hotness!!!!! >_<), but I love Johnny Depp more, so it might change from the animated version to the live action one in a week!

    ^_^ Jess

  2. OMG, the people who were in the 1985 version – Scott Baio, Telly Savalas, Ringo Starr, Sammy Davis, Jr.! Too funny.

  3. I have short reviews of 13 films that are adaptations of Alice, inspired by Alice or are about the real Alice and Lewis Carroll.

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