Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a work of children's literature by the English mathematician and author, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by grotesque figures like talking playing cards and anthropomorphic creatures.
The tale is fraught with satirical allusions to Dodgson's friends (and enemies), and to the lessons that British schoolchildren were expected to memorize. The Wonderland described in the tale plays with logic in ways that have made the story of lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the genre of literary nonsense.
The book is often referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland. This alternate title was popularized by the numerous film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years. Some printings of this title contain both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has inspired numerous book, film and television adaptations. This list comprises only direct and complete adaptations of the original books. Derivative works and works otherwise inspired by but not actually based on them, appear in Works influenced by Alice in Wonderland
- Alice in Wonderland (1903 film), silent motion picture
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1910 film), silent motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1915 film), silent motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1931 film), motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1933 film), motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1949 film), part live action motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1951 film), animated movie, Disney
- Alice in Wonderland in Paris, 1966 animated movie
- Alice in Wonderland (or What’s a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?), 1966 made-for-TV animated movie
- Alice in Wonderland (1966 film), made for TV movie
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972 film), musical motion picture
- Alice in Wonderland (1976 film), X-rated musical
- Alice (1981 film), musical fantasy
- Alisa v Zazerkale, 1981 animated movie
- Alice at the Palace, filmed performance of Elizabeth Swados's 1981 production Alice in Concert
- Alice in Wonderland (1983 film), filmed performance based on the 1982 Broadway revival
- Fushigi no Kuni no Alice, 1983 anime adaptation
- Alice in Wonderland (1985 film), made for TV movie
- Neco z Alenky (1988 film), surreal film mixed with stop-motion animation by Jan Švankmajer. Released on DVD in English as "Alice" by First Run Features.
- Alice in Wonderland (1999 film), made for television movie
- Abby in Wonderland (2008 film), made as a Sesame Street Special. Released directly on DVD.
- Alice in Wonderland (2010 film), a Disney fantasy film and remake of the 1951 adaptation.