It’s all aces for Alice in this mani inspired by the Disney animated movie, Alice in Wonderland. My preferred Alice is actually this super messed up version (but really, is there any other kind?) from 1985. It was a two-part musical TV special filmed entirely on a set with all your favourite film stars of the 1980s and 1940s (Scott Baio! Carol Channing! Sammy Davis Jr.! Ringo Starr!) and like all great adaptations of Alice, it was a total mindfu*k. I re-watched it the other evening, and aside from calling up some warm nostalgic feelings of anxiously awaiting its televised debut, I was reminded of how very inappropriate Alice in Wonderland is for its young audience. I really don’t know how I wasn’t irrevocably damaged by the sight of a slobbery, puffy puppet Jabberwocky chasing a shrieking little blonde girl through a lightning-streaked warren of gnarled roots and…yeah, you know what? That movie was just as scary the other night as it was when I was a kid! Damage done! I think I’ll take this version instead.
6 thoughts on “Disney Girl Challenge: Alice”
The MW I is so cute! Is this horrifying version on YouTube or something? It sounds…horrifying…
*mani, not whatever autocorrect came up with up there. (MW I!?!?)
Autocorrect is the devil. I recently disabled it on my phone, because it kept correcting all my swears to “ducking” and I thought I was going to hurl the ducking phone across the room if it happened one more time.
Ask and ye shall receive! And it IS horrifying, but every version of Alice is pretty well horrifying.
Don’t thank me yet. Watch the thing first and you may have something different to say. And I say that as someone with all sorts of nostalgic, biased feelings towards it!