Alice in Wonderland

Title: Alice in Wonderland
Year: 1951
Length: 75 minutes
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske
Writers: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb & John Walbridge, based on books by Lewis Carroll
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O’Malley, Bill Thompson
Music: Oliver Wallace (score); Bob Hilliard, Sammy Fain, Don Raye, Gene de Paul, Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, Oliver Wallace & Ted Sears (songs)
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Score (musical)

My reaction
Synopsis: a little girl wanders through a nonsense world
How I saw it: on video many times (have on VHS), most recently yesterday
Concept: Great.
Story: Bad.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Bad.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Good.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). There’s a part of me that thinks every children’s movie should be a string of puns and abuses of logic. Okay, maybe not.
Objective Rating: 2.8/4 (Good).


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