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The Looking Glass
  The Alice stories have steadily become favourites in every medium, from fine art to advertising. This section of the site aims to catalogue and compare the more notable interpretations and adaptations.

Film, Television and Stage

Reflections of Alice
  • 1886 - Alice in Wonderland
    Musical pantomime by Henry Saville Clark, starring Phoebe Carlo
  • 1903 - Alice in Wonderland
    B&W, silent live action, directed by Cecil M. Hepworth
  • 1910 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    B&W, silent live action, directed by Edwin S. Porter, starring Gladys Hulette
  • 1915 - Alice in Wonderland - Nonpareil Feature Film Corp.
    B&W, silent live action, directed by W.W. Young, starring Viola Savoy
  • 1931 - Alice in Wonderland - Metropolitan Studios
    B&W, live action, directed by Bud Pollard, starring Ruth Gilbert
  • 1923 - Alice's Wonderland - Laugh-O-Gram Films
    B&W live action and animation, directed by Walt Disney, starring Virginia Davis
  • 1933 - Alice in Wonderland - Paramount Pictures
    B&W live action, directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Charlotte Henry, W. C. Fields, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper
  • 1934 - Betty (Boop) in Blunderland - Fleischer Studios
    B&W animation, directed by Dave Fleischer
  • 1937 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - BBC
    B&W televised stage play by Nancy Price's Little Theatre, starring Ursula Hanray
  • 1946 - Alice (Some of her Adventures in Wonderland) - BBC
    B&W live action television play (broadcast live from Alexandra Palace in London), produced by George More O'Ferrall, starring Vivian Pickles, Erik Chitty and Miriam Karlin
  • 1947 - Alice in Wonderland
    Broadway stage play by Eva Le Gallienne, starring Bambi Linn
  • 1949 - Alice in Wonderland - Lou Bunin Productions
    Live action and stop motion animation, directed by Lou Bunin and Dallas Bower, starring Carol Marsh, Stephen Murray, Ernest Milton and Pamela Brown
  • 1951 - Alice in Wonderland - Walt Disney
    Animation, directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, starring Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway and Jerry Colonna
  • 1960 - The Adventures of Alice - BBC
    Live action television play, directed by Gordon Murray, starring Gillian Ferguson, Ernest Milton, Peter Sallis and Erik Chitty
  • 1966 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - Alwynn Productions
    Live action NBC TV special, directed by Alan Handley, starring Judi Rolin, Roy Castle, Nanette Fabray, Jimmy Durante and the Smothers Brothers
  • 1966 - Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?) - Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Animated TV special, directed by Alex Lovy, starring Janet Waldo, Sammy Davis, Jr., Howard Morris, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Bill Dana
  • 1966 - Alice of Wonderland in Paris - Rembrandt Films
    Animation, directed by Gene Deitch, starring Norma MacMillan, Howard Morris and Carl Reiner
  • 1966 - Alice in Wonderland - BBC/The Wednesday Play
    B&W live action television play, directed by Jonathan Miller, starring Anne-Marie Mallik, Michael Redgrave, Peter Sellers and Alan Bennett
  • 1972 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Josef Shaftel Productions
    Live action musical, directed by William Sterling, starring Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore and Spike Milligan
  • 1972 - Alice in Wonderland - Festival Of Family Classics
    Animation by Mushi Studios for Rankin/Bass
  • 1973 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - BBC
    Live action television play, directed by James MacTaggart, starring Sarah Sutton, Geoffrey Bayldon, Richard Pearson and Freddie Jones
  • 1977 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Greatest Tales, Inc./World Famous Fairy Tales/Tales of Magic (Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi)
    Animation, produced by World Television Corp and Asahi Broadcasting Corp
  • 1981 - Alice in Wonderland/Alisa v Strane Chudes - Kievnauchfilm
    Russian animated series, dubbed into English by Nigel Hawthorne and Tracey Childs
  • 1982 - Alice Through the Looking Glass/Alisa v Zazerkale - Kievnauchfilm
    Russian animated series, dubbed into English by Nigel Hawthorne and Tracey Childs
  • 1982 - Alice in Wonderland - Television Theatre Company
    Live action television play, directed by John Clark Donahue and John Driver, starring Annie Enneking
  • 1984 - Alice in Wonderland - Northern Ballet Theatre
    Ballet by Robert de Warren
  • 1983 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Nippon Animation/Apollo Film
    Animated television series, Japanese/German co-production, directed by Taku Sugiyama. Dubbed into English in South Africa
  • 1985 - Dreamchild by Dennis Potter
    Live action, directed by Gavin Millar, starring Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Jane Asher and Alan Bennett
  • 1985 - Alice in Wonderland - Irwin Allen Productions
    Live action television mini-series, directed by Harry Harris, starring Natalie Gregory, Sammy Davis, Jr., Red Buttons, Carol Channing, Anthony Newley, Roddy McDowall, Telly Savalas and Ringo Starr
  • 1985 - Alice in Wonderland - Anglia Television
    Live action and puppetry, directed by Harry Aldous, starring Giselle Andrews, Bernard Cribbins and Joan Sanderson
  • 1986 - Alice in Wonderland - BBC
    Live action television series, directed by Barry Letts, starring Kate Dorning, Elisabeth Sladen and Claire Davenport
  • 1987 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - Burbank Films Australia
    Animation, directed by Andrea Bresciani and Richard Slapczynski, starring Janet Waldo, Mr. T, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller and George Gobel
  • 1987 - The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland - Nelvana Limited
    Animation, directed by Raymond Jafelice, starring Tracey Moore
  • 1988 - Alice in Wonderland - Burbank Films Australia
    Animation, directed by Franco Cristofani and Rich Trueblood, starring Olivia Martin
  • 1988 - Alice (Něco z Alenky) - Jan Švankmajer
    Live action and stop motion animation
  • 1991 - Alice in Wonderland - Parasol Children's Theatre
    Touring stage play with actors and puppets
  • 1991 - Adventures in Wonderland - Disney Channel
    Live action musical television series, directed by Gary Halvorson, starring Elisabeth Harnois
  • 1992 - Alice in Wonderland - Funky Fables/Sugar & Spice
    Animation by Saban Entertainment
  • 1993 - Alice in Wonderland - Jetlag Productions
    Animation, directed by Toshiyuki Hiruma Takashi
  • 1995 - Alice in Wonderland - The World's Most Famous Tales (Anime Sekai no Dowa)
    Animation by Toei and Fuji TV
  • 1995 - Alice in Wonderland - English National Ballet
    Touring ballet, directed by Derek Deane, starring Alice Crawford
  • 1998 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - Channel 4
    Live action television film, directed by John Henderson, starring Kate Beckinsale, Penelope Wilton, Geoffrey Palmer and Steve Coogan
  • 1999 - Alice in Wonderland - NBC
    Live action television film, directed by Nick Willing, starring Tina Majorino, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane and Christopher Lloyd
  • 2001 - Alice in Wonderland - Royal Shakespeare Company
    Stage play, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, starring Katherine Heath
  • 2007 - Alice in Wonderland: What's the Matter with Hatter? - BKN International AG
    Computer animation, directed Ric Machin
  • 2010 - Alice in Wonderland - Walt Disney Pictures
    Live action and computer animation, directed Tim Burton, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter
  • 2011 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Royal Ballet/BBC
    Televised ballet, directed by Jonathan Haswell, starring Lauren Cuthbertson
  • Various television appearances
    Penny Crayon, Arthur, The Muppet Show, Scooby Doo, The Simpsons and more


Music and Sound


  • 1944 - Alice in Wonderland - Decca Records
    LP musical, directed by George Wells, starring Ginger Rogers
  • 1958 - Alice in Wonderland - Caedmon
    LP audiobook, read by Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway
  • 1958 - Through the Looking Glass - Caedmon
    LP audiobook, read by Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway
  • 1958 - Alice in Wonderland - Decca Records
    LP audiobook, directed by Douglas Cleverdon, starring Jane Asher
  • 1958 - Through the Looking Glass - Decca Records
    LP audiobook, directed by Douglas Cleverdon, starring Jane Asher
  • 1965 - Alice in Wonderland - EMI
    Double LP musical, starring Karen Dotrice, Dirk Bogarde, Tommy Cooper, Fenella Fielding, Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid
  • 1986 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Cover to Cover/HNP
    Complete and unabridged audiobook, read by Patricia Routledge
  • 1987 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Rabbit Hole, Llandudno
    Original soundtrack recording of the attraction, abridged by Muriel Ratcliffe
  • 1987 - The Music of Wonderland - Meg Davis
    Acoustic album produced for The Rabbit Hole attraction in Llandudno
  • 1994 - Alice in Wonderland - Goodtimes (GT Audio Corp.)
    Full-length audiobook, adapted by Kim Perkins, read by B.J. Meany, produced by Jav Productions. Basis of the script for Jetlag Productions' 1993 animation
  • 1996 - Alice in Wonderland - Penguin Audiobooks
    Adaptation, performed by Susan Jameson and James Saxon
  • 1996 - Through the Looking Glass - Penguin Audiobooks
    Adaptation, performed by Susan Jameson and James Saxon


Games


  • 1991 - Alice in Wonderland - Windham Classics
    Platform video game for Commodore 64, developed by Dale Disharoon, Inc.
  • 1991 - Alice: An Interactive Museum - Toshiba-EMI Ltd
    Interactive CD-Rom, directed by Haruhiko Shono
  • 1992 - Alice in Wonderland - Philips Interactive Media
    Platform video game, developed by Spinnaker Software Corp.
  • 1993 - Alice in Wonderland - Queue, Inc.
    Interactive multimedia CD-Rom, produced by Queue, Inc. and Clearvue, Inc.
  • 1995 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Living Classics
    Interactive storybook CD-Rom from Europress
  • 1995 - Alice's Paint Adventure - Walt Disney
    Japanese Super Famicom/SNES game, from SAS Sakata/Epoch
  • 2000 - Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland - Game Boy Color
    Platform video game, developed by Digital Eclipse Software
  • 2000 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Joriko Interactive
    Interactive feature length animation with activities, games and puzzles, narrated by Simon Callow
  • 2000 - Alice in Wonderland - Dorling Kindersley
    Educational adventure with logic puzzles and action games, from Emme Interactive and Lexis Numerique


Stories and Books


  • 1884 - Davy and the Goblin (or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") - Charles E. Carryl
    One of the first literary "imitations" inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice books
  • 1891 - The Admiral's Caravan - Charles E. Carryl
    Carryl's second "imitation" of Lewis Carroll's Alice books
  • 1984 - Alice Through the Needle's Eye - Gilbert Adair
    A third adventure for Lewis Carroll's Alice, written in the style of the original books, illustrated by Jenny Thorne
  • 1994 - Uncle Albert and the Quantum Quest - Russell Stannard
    Imaginative story about Albert Einstein and his niece Gedanken, set in Wonderland
  • 1995 - The Jolly Pocket Postman - Janet and Allan Ahlberg
    Third picture book adventure for the Jolly Postman
  • 1998 - New Tales from Alice's Wonderland - Michele Brown
    Series of eight picture books, illustrated by Paula Martyr
  • 2000 - The Roundhill - Dick King-Smith
    Misconceived story about the ghost of Alice
  • 2007 - Alice in Sunderland - Bryan Talbot
    Graphic novel, exploring the connection between Lewis Carroll and the Sunderland area


Art and Illustration


  • 1907 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Arthur Rackham
  • 1907 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Bessie Pease Gutmann
  • 1910 - Alice in Wonderland - Mabel Lucie Attwell
  • 1916 - Alice in Wonderland - Margaret Tarrant
  • 1922 - Alice in Wonderland - Gwynedd M. Hudson
  • 1939 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - David Hall
  • 1943 - Alice in Wonderland - Rene Cloke
  • 1946 - Alice in Wonderland - Marjorie Torrey
  • 1950 - Alice in Wonderland - Willy Schermele
  • 1967 - Alice in Wonderland - Ralph Steadman
  • 1968 - Alice in Wonderland - Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
  • 1969 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Salvador Dali
  • 1972 - Through the Looking Glass - Ralph Steadman
  • 1978 - Alice in Wonderland - Frank Bolle (Marvel Comics)
  • 1984 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Claire Mumford (Story Teller)
  • 1984 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Justin Todd
  • 1985 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Michael Hague
  • 1988 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Anthony Browne
  • 1989 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Peter Weevers
  • 1989 - Alice Through the Looking Glass - Malcolm Ashman
  • 1990 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Malcolm Ashman
  • 1990 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Greg Hildebrandt
  • 1992 - Through the Looking Glass - Tony Ross
  • 1993 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Tony Ross
  • 1985 - Alice in Wonderland - Eric Kincaid
  • 1996 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Angel Dominguez
  • 1999 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Helen Oxenbury
  • 2003 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Robert Sabuda
  • 2004 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Michael Foreman
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