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The following is a list of noted differences between the original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass book and the 1951 Disney film adaptation. The film is a loose adaptation of the two novels, it has a few elments from the books that are depicted differnetly. Please add to the list!


Book Movie

In the book, there is no "Unbirthday" party. (This is an idea from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse are having  never-ending tea party because the Mad Hatter had a quarrel with Time.

In the movie, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse are celebrating at an Unbirthday party rather than a never-ending tea party. The White Rabbit's clock is broken that the Mad Hatter and The March Hare "fix" it.
In the book, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the talking flowers never appear; they are characters from Lewis Carroll's other novel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. In the movie, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the talking flowers are incorporated into the original plot from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
In the book, Alice eats little cakes in the White Rabbit's house to become smaller. In the movie, Alice eats carrots from The White Rabbit's garden to become smaller.
In the book, the White Rabbit declares that they must burn down his house with the large Alice in it. (The Dodo doesn't appear in this scene). In the movie, the Dodo suggests burning down the White Rabbit's house with Alice in it.
In the book, the Caterpillar crawls away from Alice. In the movie, the Caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

In the book, the Caterpillar asks Alice to recite the poem You Are Old, Father William.

We meet the characters Mock Turtle, Gryphon, and Lobster Quadrille story.

The King was mean to Alice in the book.

In the book the cards fly up, turn into leaves and Alice "wakes" up.

We meet the Duchess and cook.

The caterpillar is not as mean in the book as he is portrayed in the film.

The trial was for the Knave of Hearts.

In the book the cheshire cat was up for execution.

The gardeners were hidden from the soldiers and were not sent for execution.

In the book Alice woke up to her sister and told her the dreams and the sister had the same dream.

In the book the soldiers were just hearts.

In the book the Queen kills more people off in the croquet match.

In the book Alice was sassy to the royals.

In the book the Grypon and the Mock Turtle

In the book when Alice grows in the White Rabbit's House, She puts her arm in the window and her foot in the chimney.


In the movie, the Caterpillar asks Alice to recite How Doth the Little Crocodile.

There is no mention of the Mock Turtle, Gryphon, or Lobster Quadrille.

The King was nice to Alice in the movie.

In the movie Alice is chased by the cards and sees herself sleeping.

There is no Duchess or pig and pepper scene.

The caterpillar is very mean in the movie.

The trial was for Alice.

In the movie no one saw the cat but Alice.

In the movie the gardeners were found out and were taken away.

In the movie Alice woke up to her au pair.

In the movie they were a full deck.

In the movie the Queen only kills a few people off.

In the movie she called the queen a "fat, pompous, bad tempered old tyrant"

In the movie it was the Walrus in the Carpenter

In the movie, Alice puts her arms and legs in the white's rabbit's house when she grows.