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Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie - 1999)

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
129 minutes
performer:
Tina Majorino, Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, George Wendt
director:
Nick Willing
distributor:
NBC
author:
Peter Barnes
genre:
Kids and Family, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Digital effects and Henson-shop creatures inject new-technology sizzle into this TV movie of the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland. Talky but engaging, the production retains a bookish quality as the big-name cast savors the author’s topsy-turvy wordplay and bizarre characters. The best supporting players are Martin Short, who gives the Mad Hatter that alternate-life-form weirdness he emits so easily, and Miranda Richardson as the Queen of Hearts, a deranged monarch more like her Queen Elizabeth in the Black Adder series than her Queen Mab in last year’s similar-looking Merlin. B