Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Alice in Wonderland is a misfire attempt to retell the Lewis Carroll story in the style of the famous John Tenniel illustrations. The film is an uncomfortable blend of live actors in ill-fitting costumes, ugly life-sized puppets, and ragged stop-motion animation. Carol Marsh, as Alice, is the only non-grotesque in the bunch, but that doesn't make her any more appealing. The brainchild of American puppeteer Louis Bunin, this project is relentlessly weird and unattractive, helped not at all by the poor dubbing in the English-language version. American audiences might never have been subjected to Alice in Wonderland had it not been distributed in the U.S. to cash in on the concurrently released (and far superior) Disney animated cartoon feature of the same name.
dimension-travel, fantasy-world, alternate-reality, confusion, enchanted-forest, magic-potion, puppet [doll], surrealism