Alice in Wonderland: 1970's TV Version
i almost peed my pants when i opened this on christmas day! for years, i have been watching my taped-off-tv version and it finally broke while i was in high school. i am so happy they decided to release this on dvd! it's a 3 hour t.v. movie from 1985 and all the great stars from the 70s/80s make cameos - my favorites are sammy davis jr. as the smoking caterpillar and ringo starr as the mock turtle! this is a MUST HAVE for any fan of alice in wonderland. in my opinion, it's the best adaptation of the book (sorry disney!). it also has alice through the looking-glass which is cool cause most versions don't cover the second part of the book. LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my favorite version of Alice (get Alice Through the Looking Glass as well.) I first viewed it through the eyes of a child, so the not-so-perfect makeup and costuming pre-CGI from the 80's doesn't bother me. The songs are great and I love the All Star cast with John Stamos, Carol Channing, Sammy Davis Jr. etc.
This version aired on TV and I remember enjoying it. I think its because it was kind of a musical and had Sammy Davis Jr as the caterpillar. Scott Baio, Red Buttons, Beau & Lloyd Bridges and Shelley Winters also star.