Alice in Wonderland 1999

views updated

Alice in Wonderland ★★½ 1999

Visually elaborate but somewhat tedious version of the popular Lewis Carroll tale filled with scenery chewing by the real actors and the welcome presence of animatronic wonders from the Jim Henson Creature Shop. This time Alice is the poised Majorino, who seems more annoyed by the denizens of Wonderland than amazed at her adventures. 129m/C VHS, DVD . Tina Majorino, Martin Short, Miranda Richardson, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Gene Wilder, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Peter Ustinov, George Wendt, Robbie Coltrane; D: Nick Willing; W: Peter Barnes; C: Giles Nuttgens; M: Richard Hartley. TV