Alice in Wonderland

1999 PG 2h 9m DVD

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Alice in Wonderland

1999 PG 2h 9m DVD
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Lewis Carroll's remarkable children's tale comes to life in an exciting live-action feature. After Alice (Tina Majorino) follows a talking white rabbit into a strange world where everything isn't as it seems, she befriends a strange array of characters brought to life by Jim Henson's creature shop. The all-star cast includes Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Miranda Richardson and Martin Short.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
  • Tina Majorino
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Robbie Coltrane
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Martin Short
  • Peter Ustinov
  • George Wendt
  • Gene Wilder
  • Ken Dodd
  • Jason Flemyng
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Simon Russell Beale
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Reviews

age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this adaptation of Alice in Wonderland contains elements of absurdity and the surreal that could make it potentially frightening for younger viewers. With its casual references to beheading, some nonsensical scenes such as a baby turning into a pig, Alice shrinking and expanding, and an overall otherworldly logic, it risks being more confusing than fun.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

The violence in Alice in Wonderland is minimal, but there is enough surreal absurdity and casual references to beheading to warrant a warning for young kids. In a few scenes, Alice grabs a large bird by the neck. In another, a hedgehog is used for a ball in croquet. When Alice is small, she often faces peril, as when she's chased by larger animals, such as a dog.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Alice in Wonderland espouses the value of curiosity, problem-solving, and courage in the face of fear.

Consumerism

Alice in Wonderland is a well-established story associated with any number of characters, books, games, and other themed items marketed to children for decades, but this movie in particular has no specifically associated merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Alice drinks unknown liquids which make her shrink and expand. She eats mushrooms to return to a normal size. In one scene with the Mad Hatter, wine is offered to Alice, only to be rescinded due to her age.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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