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Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Alice in Wonderland


***Emergency Purraryer Request***



Mommy had to help me with my Movie Review early this week because Grandpapa is having emergency eye surgery tomorrow in the VERY early hours of the morning. Mommy is going to go with him and Grandmama for it, so she won't be available to help me with my blog. Grandpapa has a completely detached retina with 7 tears in it in one eye, and the other eye's retina has 3 tears. They are going to try to fix the worst one tomorrow. Grandpapa refused to see about the problem until it was almost too late, so both Grandmama and Mommy are very mad at him as well as worried. Thanks for the purrayers, everykitty!








Alice in Wonderland (1951)


Directed by: Clyde Geronimi


Wilfred Jackson


Writers: Lewis Carroll (novels)


Winston Hibler (writer)



"Alice in Wonderland" is one of those films that just makes a kitty think of springtime whenever he watches it. For one thing, there are the gorgeous colors . . . for another, there is the caterpillar . . . and perhaps most importantly . . . there are the FLOWERS! It just makes a kitty want to sing! See? Even Alice herself had to give in to the urge!

This Disney animated classic is based on the novels of Lewis Carroll. My mommy is a big fan of Lewis Carroll, so we have all the books. In "Alice in Wonderland," Alice is lazing about outside on a wonderful spring day with her kitten Dinah, and refusing to study or listen to her governess. Instead of doing as she is supposed to, she follows a talking white rabbit down his rabbit hole, and enters into the mysterious Wonderland. Alice now finds herself trapped, and attempts to find her way back to the real world that she knows, and of course, her wonderful kitten Dinah. (You will note that Dinah was wiser than Alice and did not fall down into the rabbit hole.)



Here Alice meets many interesting characters, such as the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. However, to a kitty these won't be the most interesting ones. Rather, the true STAR of the movie is not Alice, but rather the Cheshire Cat. The Cheshire Cat is an enigmatic kitty who gives clues to Alice in riddles, and can make bits and pieces of himself disappear at will. He is truly a clever and tricky kitty, and looks stunning in his purple stripes.


There are also several bun characters pivotal to the story. There is, of course, the White Rabbit, with his constant cry "I'm Late! I'm Late!"




And there is the March Hare, who spends all day celebrating his Unbirthday at a tea party thrown by his good friend the Mad Hatter.



Will Alice ever find her way home safely to Dinah? Only the Cheshire Cat knows!


I give this film two paws up and a LARGE TOOTHY GRIN.


41 meows:

Mickey said...

Mom likes Alice in Wonderland. I bet that Mad Hatter is scary.
I will send lots of PURRS to your Grandpa and hope the Docs can fix his eye!!

Purrs Mickey

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Tybalt, we'll be purring like crazy for your Grandpapa tomorrow. My Grandpapa had eye surgery yesterday, but it was just for CATaracts and wasn't very serious. What I want to know, is how did he get a CAT stuck in his eye?!

Rocky

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring furr your Grandpa Tybalt. We hope his surgery is successful.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I love the chesire cat.

TT said...

We will purrs very hard for your Grandpapa.

The Cheshire Cat is funny!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we love love love this movie!! mommy enjoys the scenes with the kitty and the Queen.

We will send uber purrs and prayers to your grandpas. Grandpas are like that sometimes, mine always waits until the last minute...

Adan*Michico said...

I am sending my wishes and purrs to your grandpa!!!!

And thanks for review this great movie with us~!! Alice in Wonderland is very special story through the time!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Tybalt,

We iz all purrin' fur your granpaw. Da eyeballzez iz furry important & we hopes dat dis surgeree helps. We will be doin' lots of purrin' all night long.
Love,
Dr Tweety

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Tybalt, Mr. Tigger, Mom and I are sending loud purrrs and purrayers and healing vibes to your Grandpa!
Purrrrs, purrrrrs, purrrrrrs,
Your FL furiends and Tuxie Princess,

Karen Jo said...

I hope and pray that all goes well for your Grandpapa with his surgery. I love this movie, especially the Chesire Cat.

Ruis said...

Tybalt, as I and Korenna are purring for Miral, my other 7 brothers and sisters are going to purrrrrr very hard for your grandpa!!

The Cat Realm said...

We will purr and purr and purr and purr and purr some more for your Grandpa!!!!! The maid had a friend with detached retinas and they fixed it and everything is fine now!!!
Karl

MoMo said...

I am sending lots and lots for purrs and purrayers to your grandpapa for his eye surgery and for his early recovery.

Love the movie, especially the Cheshire Cat.

Daisy said...

I am purring and purring for your grandpa!

JB's Big World said...

My mom and I are purraying for your grandpapa.....I hope he gets all better.
My mom has actually seen this movie! It was a fun movie.
--JB

DEBRA said...

Tybalt
We are saying lots and lots of purrs for your Grandpa....

Purr purr purr
Abby

Riley & Tiki said...

Oooh, that sounds painful! We are purring for your Grandpa.

PB & J said...

You always pick the best movies Tybalt. Mommy has this one and we watch it frequently!

We'll be purring and purring for your Grandpapa. We hope everything goes well.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh my goodness! Big time prayers and purrs for Grandpa! Mom said that's a typical man for you!

Laila and Lilly

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are purring and praying for your Grandpa, Tybalt!

Sunny's Mommy said...
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Sunny's Mommy said...

Best wishes for your Grandpapa. I hope his surgery is successful.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Much Purrrs to your Grandpaw and I hope he makes a quick recovery. Thank you the review of Alice in Wonderland, although I think I would like to eat that white rabbit.

We have made Layout for you and hope that you like it.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We're gonna be purrrring for your Grandpa. We hope his eye V*T can fix his eyes up fine.

ppuuurrrrrrrrrrrr

Parker said...

I hope your Grandpa is OK - We are purring for him Tybalt!

The Furry Kids said...

We are purring and purraying for your grandpa. We hope his surgery goes well. Hugs to all of you.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh Tybalt dear...tell mommy and gran not to be too cross with granps...he was just scarirt to go to the doc. He know it was rong. I will keep your precious family in my very best thoughts and purrrayers ALL day long.
Love your miss peach

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Mom loves Alice in Wonderland, especially the Cheshire Cat ;-).

We're purring and purring for your Grandpa, Tybalt.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Purrs for your grandad for his surgery. Our grandma had both retinas detach about eight years ago. She had her surgery an' can see fine now. She had sclerobuckles on both eyes. The recuperation took some time, but she's okay now. Your grandad is gonna be just fine.
DMM

Chairman Mao said...

We Ballicai will be purrin and purrin fur yur Grandpapa! We hope things go okay fur him. Momma loves Alice in Wunnerland and we Ballicai love espeshully the Cheshire Cat!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Alice in Wonderland is a wondrous movie! And you wrote an excellent review.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

And I am purring as hard as I can for your sweet Grandpapa!

Pixel said...

I am purring for you grandpa

Lux said...

Sending best wishes to your Grandpapa, Tybalt!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Just checking in on your grandpa. We hope everything is OK.

The Furry Bambinos said...

We are purring and purraying for your Grandpapa to get through his eye surgery!

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

meemsnyc said...

I hope your grandpa's eye surgery goes well.

Sassy Kat said...

Fantastic movie, a favorite. I especially like the last photo where you only see the smile of the cat. Hope your grandpa is getting along fine after his surgery.

The Cat Realm said...

How is your Grandpa doing?
Please be so kind to come by our blog, there is a party invitation and an award for you!
Karl

Samantha & Tigger said...

Hello Tybalt, Holly and Ivy we have an Award for you at our from Sunday's post. Please come by and pick it up when you get a minute! We hope your Granpaw's eyes are doing good!
Your FL furiends and Tuxie princess,

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Our very best wishes fer Grandpapa...!