Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass had only a few adaptations before this movie; this adaptation solved the problems of the setting by using animation the next adaptation wouldn't come untiltwo decades later. Made under the supervision of Walt Disney himself, this film and its animation are often regarded as some of the finest work in Disney studio history, despite the lackluster, even hostile, reviews it originally received, especially in the UK.
A carving of a griffon and rabbit, as seen in Ripon Cathedralwhere Carroll's father was a canon, may have provided inspiration for the tale. In chapter 1, "Down the Rabbit-Hole", in the midst of shrinking, Alice waxes philosophic concerning what final size she will end up as, perhaps "going out altogether, like a candle"; this pondering reflects the concept of a limit.
In chapter 2, "The Pool of Tears", Alice tries to perform multiplication but produces some odd results: I shall never get to twenty at that rate!
Continuing this sequence, going up three bases each time, the Dream in alice an wonderland will continue to be less than 20 in the corresponding base notation.
In chapter 7, "A Mad Tea-Party", the March Hare, the Hatter, and the Dormouse give several examples in which the semantic value of a sentence A is not the same value of the converse of A for example, "Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'!
Also in chapter 7, Alice ponders what it means when the changing of seats around the circular table places them back at the beginning. This is an observation of addition on the ring of integers modulo N. The Cheshire cat fades until it disappears entirely, leaving only its wide grin, suspended in the air, leading Alice to marvel and note that she has seen a cat without a grin, but never a grin without a cat.
Deep abstraction of concepts, such as non-Euclidean geometry, abstract algebra, and the beginnings of mathematical logic, was taking over mathematics at the time Dodgson was writing. Dodgson's delineation of the relationship between cat and grin can be taken to represent the very concept of mathematics and number itself.
For example, instead of considering two or three apples, one may easily consider the concept of 'apple', upon which the concepts of 'two' and 'three' may seem to depend.
A far more sophisticated jump is to consider the concepts of 'two' and 'three' by themselves, just like a grin, originally seemingly dependent on the cat, separated conceptually from its physical object. Literary scholar Melanie Bayley asserted in the magazine New Scientist that Dodgson wrote Alice in Wonderland in its final form as a scathing satire on new modern mathematics that were emerging in the midth century.
It is most likely that these are references to French lessons—a common feature of a Victorian middle-class girl's upbringing. For example, in the second chapter Alice posits that the mouse may be French.
She therefore chooses to speak the first sentence of her French lesson-book to it: Pat's "Digging for apples" could be a cross-language punas pomme de terre literally; "apple of the earth" means potato and pomme means apple.
The sixth case, mure ablative is absent from Alice's recitation. In the eighth chapter, three cards are painting the roses on a rose tree red, because they had accidentally planted a white-rose tree that The Queen of Hearts hates.
Red roses symbolised the English House of Lancasterwhile white roses were the symbol for their rival House of York. This scene is an allusion to the Wars of the Roses. Dr Leon Coward asserts the book 'suffers' from "readings which reflect today's fascination with postmodernism and psychology, rather than delving into an historically informed interpretation," and speculates that this has been partly driven by audiences encountering the narrative through a 'second-hand' source, explaining "our impressions of the original text are based on a multiplicity of reinterpretations.
We don't necessarily realise we're missing anything in understanding the original product, because we're usually never dealing with the original product.
After the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Nina Auerbach discusses how the novel revolves around eating and drinking which "motivates much of her [Alice's] behaviour", for the story is essentially about things "entering and leaving her mouth".
The manuscript was illustrated by Dodgson himself who added 37 illustrations—printed in a facsimile edition in The first print run was destroyed or sold to America  at Carroll's request because he was dissatisfied with the quality.
The book was reprinted and published in Alice has provided a challenge for other illustrators, including those of by Charles Pears and the full series of colour plates and line-drawings by Harry Rountree published in the inter-War Children's Press Glasgow edition.
Other significant illustrators include: Reception by reviewers[ edit ] The book Alice in Wonderland failed to be named in an poll of the most popular children's stories.
Generally it received poor reviews with reviewers giving more credit to Tenniel's illustrations than to Carroll's story. At the release of Through the Looking-Glass, the first Alice tale gained in popularity and by the end of the 19th century Sir Walter Besant wrote that Alice in Wonderland "was a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete".
The first print run of 2, was held back because Tenniel objected to the print quality. The text blocks of the original edition were removed from the binding and sold with Dodgson's permission to the New York publishing house of D.
The binding for the Appleton Alice was virtually identical to the Macmillan Alice, except for the publisher's name at the foot of the spine.Alice in Wonderland, American animated musical film, released in , that was a madcap family classic based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland () and included elements of his later sequel, Through the Looking-Glass ().
It was produced by Walt Disney. The project had a very personal. Alice in Wonderland is the thirteenth animated feature film produced by Walt Disney in the Disney Animated Canon and originally premiered in London, England on July 26, by Walt Disney Pictures. Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass had only a.
Alice in Wonderland, American animated musical film, released in , that was a madcap family classic based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland () and included elements of his later sequel, Through the Looking-Glass ().
It was produced by Walt Disney.
The project had a very personal. Alice meets the White Rabbit again, who mistakes her for a servant and sends her off to fetch his things. While in the White Rabbit’s house, Alice drinks an unmarked bottle of liquid and grows to the size of the room.
For material that does not lend itself very easily to cinema, this is a pretty good adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" with some enjoyable characters and sequences. Alice falls into a magical world with strange characters.