Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Review

I've always been a fan of this movie since I've been a kid. It's a fun movie that's full of excitement and adventure.

Alice in Wonderland is the disney version of Lewis Carroll's children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a white rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

On February 1st, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment premieres Alice in Wonderland: 60th Anniversary Special Edition on Blu-ray Hi-Def and movie download formats! This whimsical animated classic delivers brand new Blu-ray bonus features including a never-before-seen TV introduction by Walt Disney from 1959, original reference footage of Kathryn Beaumont (voice of Alice), pencil tests, and much more!

Blu-ray Disc Bonus Features:

Brand-New Blu-ray Features:

§ Through the Keyhole: A Companion's Guide to Wonderland - View the movie in this special mode and discover references to the original Lewis Carroll classic. Kathryn Beaumont introduces.

§ Disney View - Watch the movie in this expanded viewing experience with new Disney art in the wings of the screen.

§ Painting the Roses Red Game - Help paint the roses red in the Queen's garden. Careful, or someone could lose their head.

§ Walt Disney Color TV Introduction (1959) - A never-before-seen color TV intro by Walt.

§ Reference Footage: Alice and the Doorknob - Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Alice, provides an introduction to this newly discovered reference footage of Alice talking to the doorknob.

§ Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks - Kathryn Beaumont introduces a newly discovered pencil test of Alice shrinking.

Plus, Classic Features:

§ "I'm Odd" Newly Discovered Cheshire Cat Song + Intro

§ Thru the Mirror Mickey Mouse Animated Short (Now in Hi-Def)

§ Art Gallery (with new design and new images)

§ Reflections on Alice

§ Operation Wonderland (Now in Hi-Def)

§ One Hour in Wonderland

§ An Alice Comedy: Alice's Wonderland

§ Original Theatrical Trailers (1951 & 1974)

§ Walt Disney TV Introduction (1954 & 1964)

§ The Fred Waring Show (Excerpt)

§ Deleted Materials:

Ø Deleted Scene: Pig and Pepper

Ø From Wonderland to Neverland: The Evolution of a Song - An entertaining look at how a song originally written for Alice in Wonderland, finally found its home in another Disney favorite, Peter Pan.

Ø Deleted Storyboard Concept: Alice Daydreams in the Park - Deleted storyboard sequence set to music.

Ø Original Song Demos: "Beware The Jabberwock"; "Everything Has A Useness"; "So They Say"; "Beautiful Soup"; "Dream Caravan"; "If You'll Believe In Me"

Movie Download Bonus Features (SD & HD):

§ Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks

§ Thru The Mirror Mickey Mouse Animated Short

§ Reflections on Alice

I feel that this movie is suitable for children of any age. They will be quickly drawn into the bright colors and unpredictable plot of the film. Children will be entertained by the characters and will be on the edge of their seats throughout the very end. I was impressed by the digitally restored color to make the film more modern. I hadn't seen this film in about 10 years but I watched it again when I received it, and it's still as good as ever.

*I received a copy of this film for review purposes. My opinion and review is strictly mine and not influenced by anything else.

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