Disney’s Original ‘Alice’ Celebrates 60th With Blu-ray Release

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The classic Disney version of Alice in Wonderland is turning 60 – and it looks better than ever with its first-ever high-definition home video release.

The new Blu-ray edition of the 1951 classic Alice in Wonderland (Disney, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) features plenty of new bonus features including:

  • Through the Keyhole: A Companion’s Guide to Wonderland – View the movie in this specialmode and discover references to the original Lewis Carroll classic. Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice) introduces.
  • Disney View – Watch the movie in this expanded viewing experience with new Disney art in the wings of the screen.
  • Painting the Roses Red Game – Help paint the roses red in the Queen’s garden. Careful, or someone could lose their head.
  • Walt Disney Color TV Introduction (1959) – A never-before-seen color TV intro by Walt.
  • Reference Footage: Alice and the Doorknob – Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Alice, provides an introduction to this newly discovered reference footage of Alice talking to the doorknob.
  • Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks – Kathryn Beaumont introduces a newly discovered pencil test of Alice shrinking.

The disc also includes upgraded versions of previously released features, including:  ”I’m Odd,” a newly discovered Cheshire Cat song and intro;  Thru the Mirror Mickey Mouse animated short; an expanded and re-designed art gallery; deleted scenes, original song demos, and more.

Also out this week are plenty of kids’ picks, including Clifford: Best Buddies (Lionsgate, $14.98), HIT Favorites: Action Pack (HIT Entertainment, $19.98) and HIT Favorites: Friend Pack (HIT Entertainment, $19.98).