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Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: 60th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 10, 2011

Alice In Wonderland (Two-Disc 60th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Language: English

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Rated: G (General Audience)

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

DVD Release Date: February 1, 2011

Run Time: 75 minutes

Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

There are many reasons why Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite Disney movies for children, not only does it nurture the imagination, the absurdity and the senselessness speak directly to a child’s humor. And, unlike many other movies for children, no deep emotions or feelings are over explored (besides curiosity)—a few chuckles from an adult in the right places can get a sensitive child through the brief-but-dramatic ending when the Queen of Hearts is yelling, “Off with her head.” If you’re not offended by the hookah-smoking, cranky caterpillar (r u?), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is a great interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s famous pieces of literature Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, it captures the essence of dreams and the brilliance of a child’s imagination.

One of the bonus features, “Reflections On Alice“, offers insight to Alice’s journey from Lewis Carroll’s clever mind to animated movie character. The movie and this featurette combined, offers an additional learning segment for those that are exploring Carroll’s books; opening up opportunities for character discussions, comprehension, and exploring the differences between paper and screen. Perhaps watching the movie first could lure a reluctant reader into the world of classic literature?

Alice in Wonderland is like a little bottle of nostalgia begging to be enjoyed with each new generation.

Add this DVD to your collection: Alice In Wonderland (Two-Disc 60th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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