TV Movie | G | | Family, Fantasy, Musical
When Alice is lured by the Red King to magically enter her mirror into Looking Glass Land, she meets up with the White Queen and King, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, and Jabberwock for a magical, musical blend of fantasy and fun.
Author Albert Simmons digressed from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" adaptation introducing a fantasy fairy tale twist by introducing "three evil legendary children's storybook character witches" into the plot's scenario with Alice's path passage blocked and challenged by the witch's magical straw-broom stick fence barrier on the stone trail elevated pathway. Character actress Mary Esther Denver at age 48 (b:1918-1980; d:62) performed the third evil cackling witch based upon the evil witch from the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale. The first "Snow White" with an apple in hand witch was character actress Georgia Simmons at age 82 (b:1884-1980; d:96). The second "Sleeping Beauty" witch was character actress Sara Taft at age 73 (b:1893-1973; d:80). Their scene was performed live with the witch's (actress' in make-up and costume) in an off-stage electronic Chroma-key-blue-screen process, matted into the live performance with Alice standing on the sound-stage's stone path-road-walk-way setting, a four foot high zig-zag run-way-path platform setting, with the scenic painted landscape profile backing background placed in front of the studio's off-white muslin cyclorama.
While Alice is telling Lester how different things are, the jester moves into another shot and magically disappears. In the very next shot, however, he can be seen quickly leaving the stage on foot.