My husband and I are continuing in our quest to watch ALL Disney animated movies in order. This week we watched Alice in Wonderland. I love looking up the trivia prior to watching the movie so I can appreciate it more. Here is some fun Alice in Wonderland trivia!
Alice in Wonderland Trivia
I have the Alice In Wonderland (Two-Disc 60th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo) and the restoration is amazing!
Alice Narrates the Disneyland Tea Party Ride at Disneyland. Kathryn Beaumont, who was the voice of Alice, narrates the “Alice in Wonderland” ride at Disneyland.
Actors Matched with Characters in Credits. The first Disney animated feature in which the voice talent is credited on-screen with the characters they each play. This would not occur again until The Jungle Book.
When to Eat Clams. In the Walrus and the Carpenter sequence, the R in the word “March” on the mother oyster’s calendar flashes. This alludes to the old adage about only eating oysters in a month with an R in its name. That is because those months without an R (May, June, July, August) are the summer months in England when oysters would not keep due to the heat, in the days before refrigeration.
This scene is kind of sad to me. It looks as if the mother oyster knows what is about to take place but still “allows” her children to be swindled by the Walrus.
Disney Added the Doorknob. The Doorknob was the only character in the film that did not appear in Lewis Carroll’s books.
Alice Dates Match the Live-Action Movie. In the Walrus and the Carpenter sequence, the dates on the calendar are the same as they would be in March 2010, when Disney would release Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.
Hidden Mickey: In the scene where Alice grows and gets stuck in the White Rabbit’s house if you look closely at the DoDo bird’s flame as he lights his pipe, there is supposed to be a hidden Mickey flickering in the flame. My husband and I did not find it. If you have let me know in the comments.
Ey Wynn Ad-Libs. During a break in the recording sessions, Ed Wynn ad-libbed the speech where the Mad Hatter tries to “fix” the White Rabbit’s watch. (“Muthtard? Leth not be thilly!”) Walt Disney, who was listening in a nearby sound booth, saw that the recording tape was still recording Wynn’s speech. He told the sound technicians, “Hey, that stuff’s pretty funny. Why don’t you use that speech in the movie?” The sound men objected. “We can’t use that speech. There are too many background noises on the tape.” Disney smiled, and told them, “That’s *your* problem,” then walked out of the room. Eventually, with much labor, the sound technicians managed to erase all the background noises from the recording tape so that Ed Wynn’s ad-libs could be used in the film.
The Time on the White Rabbits Watch. Every time the White Rabbit’s watch is seen, it is always 12:25.
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What is your favorite scene in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland? Let me know in the comments!