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Trivia from the Disney version! Enjoy!

Color screen tests of Mary Pickford as Alice were made for a proposed live-action/animation version of the story.

Kathryn Beaumont, who was the voice of Alice, narrates the "Alice in Wonderland" ride at Disneyland.

Sterling Holloway, who performed the voice of the Cheshire Cat, played the Frog in the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland (1933)

The first Disney animated film to have ending credits - a feature not repeated until The Black Cauldron (1985) .

The movie took five years to complete, but was in development for over ten years before it entered active production.

This movie is actually a combination of Lewis Carroll's Alice books, Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking glass

This was the first Disney theatrical film to be shown on television, in 1954. It was shown as the second installment of the "Disneyland" (1954) TV show, edited to fit into a one hour time slot.

The Doorknob was the only character in Disney's Alice in Wonderland that did not appear in Lewis Carroll's books.

With 14 original songs, this is the most musical Disney feature ever.

The fish watching the Walrus lure the oysters away are the same fish that watch Pinocchio search for Monstro the whale in Pinocchio (1940).

Early drafts of the script had Alice encounter the Jabberwock (to have been voiced by Stan Freberg), from Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky". The sequence was rejected, either because it slowed the story down, or because of concerns that it would be too frightening. Elements of "Jabberwocky" remain in the film, however: the Cheshire Cat's song "Twas Brillig", consisting of the opening stanza; and the Tulgey Wood sequence, which includes at least one of the creatures mentioned in the poem, the Mome Raths.

Lewis Carroll wrote the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" as nonsense - it has no answer. This has not stopped people, despite being repeatedly told that there is not, nor should there be, any answer, from trying to contrive one. Among the suggestions are, "because Poe wrote on both" and "because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes" (the second of which is very similar to a solution that Carroll himself wearily suggested when he grew tired of people asking him about it).
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