Wonderland on Film

It is strange to watch a 109-year-old movie on a computer.

Or even a 97-year-old film.

I love Alice.  Her stories are bizarre enough that they lend themselves well to extremely primitive special effects. Or animation.  This is trailer for Paramount's 1933 all-star extravaganza.  When my girls ask to watch Alice in Wonderland, they usually mean this version.  Not always, but usually.  ("The old one, Mommy.")

A year after that movie was made, Betty Boop had her turn.  I have a 4 1/2-year-old who loves Betty Boop.  This is one of her favorites.

The oldest daughter was the same age my youngest is now when we attempted to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Maybe in a year or two... Some Favorite Alice Links:

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  1. I had a Grandma Betty, and she loved all things Betty Boop. She had quite a collection of Betty paraphernalia and though she lived far away (in ohio) she'd always sent a check to me for my bday. Betty Boop check of course :) I loved it!

    1. That's awesome! I love old cartoons, and the Fleischers are pretty fabulous. When we were in Branson, we stopped by this wonderful 2-story flea market. We found a big Betty Boop stuffed doll, with the tag still on her. Needless to say, she came home with Little Sis. It cracks me up that at age 4, if you ask her what her favorite shows are, she'll say Betty Boop. And she means it.

  2. **sigh** I LOVE Alice in wonderland. I'd love to illustrate it one day...have you seen Rebecca Dautremer's illustrated version of the book? It's amazing :) Anyway, just found your lovely blog so thought I'd stop by and say 'hi!'


    1. I've seen pictures from her book online, but I haven't seen the book yet! I love her illustrations. We have The Secret Lives of Princesses and you can get lost in the pictures.

      I love your blog. Your Ottoline dolls are fantastic, and I love your illustrations. I'd love to see what you'd do with Alice! Thank you so much for stopping by!


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