Alice Through the Years

This month to celebrate the new Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie our Fairy Tale of the month will include a special visit from Alice, and the Mad Hatter. 
To prepare for these events of this week we have taken a journey to explore how Alice has evolved through the years. 

Originally Alice and Wonderland was just a book titled, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. In 1871 Lewis Carroll wrote a second book, Through the Looking Glass that continues the adventures of Alice.  A card game was published in 1882 by Selchow and Righter.

The earliest Musical Performance of Alice in Wonderland was done in 1886 combining his two books in to one play. 1890 Lewis Carroll published The Nursery “Alice” to be read to toddler age children.

As years passed several editions continued to be made and released, popularity grew.

The first film was created in 1903 entitled Alice in Wonderland. It was a silent film directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. In 1951 Walt Disney Productions released a full length animated musical film called Alice in Wonderland. In 1972 a British musical film based on the Lewis Carroll novels was released called, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.


 In 1985 another two-part, made for television film was aired on TV with Alice being played by Natalie Gregory. Another Alice in Wonderland film was made in 1999 and first aired on television on NBC. Many of the characters were played by well-known actors and actresses including, Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short.


 The most recent Alice in Wonderland film was released in 2010. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Tim Burton with many known actors and actresses including, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter and others. The sequel to the 2010 film is set to be released this month on the 27th of May! It is called Alice Through the Looking Glass and will have the same cast as the 2010 film.