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Alice in Wonderland
(ふしぎの国のアリス Fushigi no Kuni no Arisu) is an anime adaptation of the novel Alice in Wonderland which ran on the Japanese network NHK from March 26, 1983 to October 10, 1984. The series was a Japanese-German coproduction between Nippon Animation and Apollo Films. The series consists of 52 episodes, however, only 26 made it to the U.S..

In the English language, this series is generally overshadowed by the success of Disney's 1951 feature film version of the story; however, the anime series was quite popular in various European countries, Israel, in Latin America, Iran, and in the Arabic-speaking world. The series was also dubbed in Hindi by the national film development board of India and telecasted on Doordarshan in the early 1990s.

Overview

A young girl named Alice follows a white rabbit into a hole, only to find herself in Wonderland, where she meets many interesting characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat and the terrible Queen of Hearts.

The beginning of the series adheres more similarly to the original story, whereas later episodes adapt the sequel book of Alice in Wonderland "Through the Looking-Glass," starting with episode 26.

One departure from the books is that Alice returns to the real world at the end of each episode, and goes back to Wonderland at the beginning of the next episode. These transitions between the two worlds are depicted as dream-like, and it usually takes Alice a moment to notice her surroundings have changed.

Episodes

  1. Alice and Benny
  2. Rabbit Hole
  3. Alice in a Sea of Tears
  4. A Caucus-Race
  5. Big Alice
  6. Humpty Dumpty
  7. An Enormous Puppy
  8. Nameless Forest
  9. Crow Pirate
  10. Advice from a Caterpillar
  11. Bald Alice
  12. A Shocking Baby
  13. Mock Turtle
  14. Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  15. The Lion vs. the Unicorn
  16. The Queen's Croquet Ground
  17. Cheshire Cat
  18. Dash of the Snails
  19. The Lobster-Quadrille
  20. A Mad Tea Party
  21. Lovely Circus Land
  22. Jack the Gourmand
  23. Handstand Race
  24. Benny's Disappearance
  25. The Secret of Greeland
  26. Alice and the Looking-Glass
  27. The Exursion of the Heart Queen
  28. The Shy Duck
  29. Big Washing day
  30. Dream Sheep
  31. Just the Dawsons
  32. The White Rabbit Moves
  33. Strange Tour Operator
  34. Benny and the Screw Mouse
  35. Weather Man and Weather Woman
  36. The Angry Kangaroos
  37. The Balloon Trip
  38. The Clouds Country
  39. An Unpleasant Guest
  40. The Small Flutist
  41. The Honey Elephants
  42. Little Bill has Fallen In Love
  43. Pearl of Wisdom
  44. (Untranslated title)
  45. Family Photo
  46. Magic Drink
  47. Vanished Light Fairy
  48. Many Colored Candles
  49. Non-Birthday
  50. The Chimpanzee's Child
  51. The Battle of the Knights
  52. Queen Alice

Characters

  • Alice (アリス Arisu) voiced by TARAKO: In contrast to her novel counterpart, she is depicted with brown hair instead of blonde, a hat, and a red and white dress similar in design to her Disney counterpart's blue and white dress. She appears younger due to her anime design (as this is the same case with Dorothy's anime depiction in the anime adaptation of the Wizard of Oz)
  • Benny Bunny (ベニー): Alice's rabbit companion in her adventures throughout Wonderland. Found when Alice buys a magic hat in an old shop, Benny turns out to be the nephew of the White Rabbit, so he gets along fairly well with most of the Wonderlanders. He is always uncomfortable whenever they have to go to the Jabberwocky though, as the dragon is set on making rabbit stew out of him.
  • Chester (チェシャキャット Cheshire) : The mischievous, mysterious, striped cat that gets Alice into trouble. He also gladly helps out Alice, although usually cryptically.
  • The Queen of Hearts (ハートの女王) : The usual instigator of the current adventure's problem, the Queen shares the same rubenesque figure of her Disney counterpart. She wears a yellow dress and has a sloping, pointed nose, a contrast to her counterpart's flatish face and red and black gown. Another difference that separates her from most other depictions of the character is that she is the most human out of all of them; she can be reasoned with, and while she does threaten with beheadings, she usually only sends offenders to the dungeon for a few days.
  • The Jabberwocky: A moody giant dragon living in a castle, beyond the forest. A loner of sorts, he doesn't like visitors that much and usually keeps to himself. Now and then he seems vaguely bent on cooking Alice's rabbit companion Benny Bunny. But he is in the end more grumpy than dangerous, and seems good-natured all in all. Sometimes ends up helping Alice with her troubles.
  • The Caterpillar (キャタピラ): Ostensibly the wisest out of all of the Wonderlanders, the Caterpillar can also be considered the sanest or most normal real-world-wise. Usually found in an area filled with mushrooms, the Caterpillar smokes from his hooka while listening to the different woes of the Wonderlanders. Alice usually comes to him for advice, which has developed into the two of them having a close friendship.
  • White King and Queen
  • Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • Duchess
  • Walrus
  • Humpdy Dumpdy
  • Mad Hatter
  • March Hare
  • Dormouse
  • Dodo
  • Mock Turtle

Sources

Adaptations
Sequels A New Alice in the Old Wonderland - New Adventures of "Alice" - Alice Through the Needle's Eye - Automated Alice - Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There - Alice: Otherlands
Retellings Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold in words of one syllable - Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
Parodies The Westminster Alice - Clara in Blunderland - Lost in Blunderland - John Bull's Adventures in the Fiscal Wonderland - Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream
Imitations Mopsa the Fairy - Davy and the Goblin - The Admiral's Caravan - Gladys in Grammarland - A New Wonderland - Rollo in Emblemland - Justnowland - Alice in Orchestralia
Reimagining Alice or the Last Escapade - Adventures in Wonderland - The Looking Glass Wars - Alice (miniseries) - Malice in Wonderland (2009) - Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) - Alice in Wonderland: The Vampire Slayer - Alice Through the Looking Glass (film)
Films Alice in Wonderland (1903 film) - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1910 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1915 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1931 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1933 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1949 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1951 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV play) - Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1976 film) - Alice (1982 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1983 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1985 film) - Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987 film) - Alice (1988 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1988 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1995 film) - Alice in Wonderland (1999 film)
Stage Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ballet) - Alice in Wonderland (musical) - Alice in Wonderland (opera) - Peter and Alice - Wonder.land
Television Fushigi no Kuni no Alice - Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Literary Alice in the Country of Hearts - Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
Video games Alice in Wonderland (1985 video game) - Märchen Maze - Wonderland (video game) - Alice: An Interactive Museum - Alice no Paint Adventure - Alice in Wonderland (2000 video game) - American McGee's Alice - Alice in Wonderland (2010 video game) - Alice: Madness Returns
Audio dramas Legend of the Cybermen

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