Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is Released

Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" was released on July 28, 1951
July 28, 1951
Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland was released in U.S. theaters on this day in 1951. The film was not a huge success, but the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and remains quite popular with Disney fans. This might have to do with the characterizations of the story’s team players rather than the story since the movie’s storyline is fairly faithful to the Lewis Carroll’s original, but it is unlike any other Disney movie then and now. Disney himself felt that the film had “no heart.” Ironically, the studio released a live-action adaptation of the story with Johnny Depp in 2010. The sequel, Through the Looking Glass, has been planned to release in 2016.