Alice In Wonderland Analysis

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The film Alice in Wonderland (1951)- Disney's animated adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the most well known. The story is mainly for children. Disney combined scenes from both ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ for the storyline, and characters like the Griffin, the Mock Turtle, the Duchess, the Jabberwock and Humpty Dumpty, were left out. I believe he did this because he thought that those characters were either too evil to be in a children’s movie, or that he thought those characters were useless. This change contributes to understanding the text differently because it is making it into one less scene. There are a few additional characters that do not appear in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Instead, these characters are from Through the Looking Glass, the sequel. This contributes to the text by making new scenes, so changing up the story. There’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum, twins who finish each other’s sentences and are really quite peculiar. I like how he used the twins because they are so funny, and Disney did want this movie to be for children, so why shouldn’t there be children in it. Then, there’s the Walrus and the Carpenter. Then, there are the talking flowers. I enjoy seeing all of the flowers talk and the song that they sing. The flowers end up being quite mean to Alice though, calling her a weed and chasing her out of the garden. I think he added these characters to make better scenes with them because the

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