Alice in Wonderland (1951 movie)

1951 American animated musical fantasy film

Alice in Wonderland, also referred to as Alice for short, is a 1951 American animated movie produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1865 story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It is the thirteenth Disney animated classic. It includes the voices of Kathryn Beaumont (who also voiced Wendy Darling in the 1953 Disney movie Peter Pan) as Alice, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter. Alice in Wonderland was the first Disney animated movie to have ending credits.

Alice in Wonderland
Directed by
Story by
Based onAlice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Produced byWalt Disney
Edited byLloyd Richardson
Music byOliver Wallace
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • July 26, 1951 (1951-07-26) (London)[1]
  • July 28, 1951 (1951-07-28) (New York City)[1]
  • September 14, 1951 (1951-09-14) (United States)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million[2]
Box office
  • $2.4 million (1951, domestic)
  • $3.5 million (1974, domestic)

The story


A young girl named Alice is bored with her history lesson given by her sister. She, along with her kitten known as Dinah, sneaks away and dreams a world full of nonsense. However, Alice sees the unusual White Rabbit, who is holding a large golden pocket watch and running off in a hurry. Curious to find out where the Rabbit is going, Alice follows him down the rabbit hole where her adventures in Wonderland in the looking-glass world begin. Changing sizes from big to small, meeting bizarre people, like the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Dormouse, the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar, Alice is tired from her adventures in Wonderland and wishes to go home.

Voice cast

Alice as shown in the film's trailer.


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