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Adventures in Wonderland was a live action children's sitcom and a loose adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which ran on the Disney Channel from 1991 to 1995. In the series, Alice (played by Elisabeth Harnois), was portrayed as a teenage girl who can go to and from Wonderland simply by walking through her mirror (a reference to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass).

Usually the format consisted of Alice coming home from school and talking to Dinah (her cat) about a problem facing her that day, then going into Wonderland and finding the residents of that world facing a similar crisis, where she would learn An Aesop relating to her Real Life problems. Also of note is that each episode usually included around three musical numbers. At the end of each episode she would return to the real world with a solution to her problem, which were usually mundane everyday problems.

Unfortunately for fans of the series, no DVD set is even being planned.


This show invokes the following tropes:

  • Acid Trip Dimension: Alice steps through her mirror into one Once Per Episode on her way to Wonderland.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Hare in the episode "Vanity Hare"
  • Acting for Two: The actors tended to double as their character's relatives.
  • Actor Allusion: Featured one within the same series: the host of Lifestyles of the Royal and Famous, Hugh B. Happy, is played by the same actor as the Caterpillar, who remarks while watching that he seems familiar.
  • An Aesop: Each episode has its own moral. Some are Anvilicious, but still others are actually poignant.
    • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: A variation, as Alice would end most episodes discussing the day's aesop with her cat Dinah, providing the lesson in a way that wasn't disconnected from the rest of the episode.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The Duchess. Especially in "Take the Bunny and Run".
  • Broken Treasure: the rabbit accidentally breaks a crystal vase belonging to the Queen, and has to take a second job in order to afford to replace it. It turns out the original vase was made of cheap glass.
  • Butt Monkey: Rabbit. It's not easy working for the Queen.

  "What about me?! What about my needs?!"

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