Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition
Can it really be 60 years already? Well
Alice in Wonderland has made it to its 60th Anniversary Edition on
Blu-ray and DVD. I can scarcely believe it, but the reviewable package
sits in front of me. Our friends over at Disney were kind enough to
provide Family Friendly Gaming with the Blu-ray + DVD package for this
review. Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition is the animated
movie, so do not confuse it with the recent live action version.
I remember this movie fondly from my childhood. As an adult I am getting to see Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition through a completely different lens. Alice is tired of the restrictions, and restraints put upon her in her society. She yearns to break free, and do the exact opposite. Her famous dream is where her mind explores what it would actually be like. Be careful what you wish for comes to mind.
The animation is impressive to this day. The opening credits, and ending credits do show their age, but the film itself looks wonderful. The effects done with the Cheshire Cat thrill children to this day. This is an older film, when certain things were more acceptable than they are today. The biggest one of these is smoking. There are a couple of characters that smoke, and what the caterpillar is smoking has been debated for decades. Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition does show that second hand smoke is detrimental, and there is a preview that encourages smokers to quit.
The voice acting in Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition shows some nice range of emotions. There are some songs in Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition that stick out to this day like Painting the Roses Red. Various parts of Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition contain dual meaning that adults will get, but children will have to grow into. The main moral of this movie is the most obvious.
Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition is stuffed with extras that kept me busy for hours. Some of my favorite involved seeing Walt Disney himself back in the day. Reflections on Alice, Pencil Test, Deleted Scenes, Through the Keyhole, Interactive Games, and more are includes on these discs. If you enjoyed Alice in Wonderland, then you will really enjoy Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition.
I was capable of traversing the menu screens easily. For those not aware, Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition also works on the Playstation 3. Sorry, I had to throw that plug in there. I really like how family friendly Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition is. There are versions of Alice in Wonderland that are not so family friendly, so it is nice to see this version. It is also nice to ponder some of the stories and concepts in this movie. I will probably be chewing on the Walrus and the Carpenter for weeks.
The Queen of Hearts is an interesting figure in Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition. Her quick temper is an example to us to be more in control of our flare ups. Alice shows us that we need to be careful what we wish for. Exploring concepts can be fun, but they rarely turn out the way we expect them to. I really enjoyed getting to watch and review Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition. These discs will provoke thought and discussion.
Family Friendly Factor: 88%
ESRB Rating: 'G' for General Audiences
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