Alice in Wonderland Vinylmation Explained

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Alice in Wonderland
Artist: Thomas Scott
Release Date: November 4th, 2011 (WDW)
November 5th, 2011 (DLR)
November 4th at Disney Stores
November 11th DisneyStore.com
Price: $12.95
Where: Disney Stores and Online

Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated classic. Walt was always fascinated with Lewis Carroll’s stories of Alice and used the character in many productions before this. He toyed with the idea of mixing live action and animation but settled on a fully animated feature. The animation in this film is fascinating with a brilliant Wonderland designed by Mary Blair of Small World fame. Filled with many memorable characters, this film is perfect for a set of Vinylmation all to it’s own.

Update: 11/3/11 At the D-Street Orlando Alice release on Friday 11/4, there will be 3 one-of-a-kind 9″ Alice customs available for $1000 each.

By Lana Cook from Chicago, Illinois. Comes with a small pocket watch.
By Julie West from San Fransisco, California
By Jeff Lamm from Ohio

Disney also showed off some packaging details. As with the entire set, the box and tray art was designed by Thomas Scott.

All photos from Disney



Update: 10/4/11 Disney released a picture of the box art for the set. Check it out.

Update: 10/2/11 Alice release dates announced. 11/4 at D-Street Disney World and 11/5 D-Street Disneyland. On the 5th at Disneyland artist Thomas Scott will also be signing from 10 AM – Noon.

Update: 9/11/11 Thanks to The Florida Project we know the 11 3″ pieces.

Update: 8/29/11 We added some pictures from D23 and now have confirmed that Thomas Scott is the artist of the entire set.

Update: 5/31/11 According to a comment from Kristi, the eBay sale has been pulled. Also, based on various opinions, it seems likely that the piece was stolen or pulled from a trash bin.

Update: 5/30/11 Disney has just gotten back to us about the Alice series. It has not been officially released yet in any part of the world and they are looking into how any of the figures got out and onto eBay. They are currently working on this and other matters to ensure good communication between all the places that carry Vinylmation and smooth out release issues.

Update: 5/30/11 There was a listing for the Green Hedgehog on eBay. It has been listed by a seller in Hong Kong (thank @lindols)We do not know the details of the release, or if it has been officially released. We have contacted Disney and are awaiting a response. We have also learned by the seller’s photo that the Green Hedgehog, therefor maybe the entire set, was designed by Thomas Scott.

Mad Hatter

Voiced by: Ed Wynn

The crazy party guy, played by Johnny Depp in the live-ish action movie. Great top hat. Nick likes the use of Mickey’s ears. There’s a shoeless variant.Remember we already have the Chris Chapman designed 9″ Park 5 Mad Hatter.

Queen of Hearts

Voiced by: Verna Felton

The evil queen who has it out for Alice. Check out her crown (we think it’s glued on like Dumbo’s hat). Great looking piece!

Cheshire Cat

Voiced by: Sterling Holloway

This mysterious cat appears and disappears helping Alice on her journey. Notice that in this lighting the Mickey ears blend into the background creating the effect they are looking for.
Check out the tail on the back!

White Rabbit

Voiced by: Bill Thompson

This poor guy is constantly late. Alice follows him down into Wonderland. On his side is his pocket watch.

Caterpillar

Voiced by: Richard Haydn

The return of the Neck! Great use of this accessory.

Dodo Bird

Voiced by: Bill Thompson

Leads Alice to the Caucus Race. Don’t confuse his beak for a Flamingo.

Oyster

Voiced by: J. Pat O’Malley

These guys are converted to the sides of Carpenter or Walrus. Well, until they find themselves devoured.

Tweedle Dee

Voiced by: J. Pat O’Malley

Great job at capturing this guy as he fits perfectly onto the vinyl. You can even see part of the flag in his ear. But what would Dee be without…

Tweedle Dum

Voiced by: J. Pat O’Malley

March Hare

The March Hare (just like everyone else in Wonderland) is mad. The hare is best friends with the Mad Hatter and enjoys tea just as much as him.

Green Hedgehog


This character played an unwilling croquet ball in one of the Queen of Hearts favorite pastimes.

The Alice in Wonderland series will also have several LE sets.

9″ Walrus and 3″ Carpenter

Voiced by: J. Pat O’Malley
LE 1500
$74.95
November 2011

3″ Cheshire 2 pack

LE 5000
$26.75
November 2011

The future? Only one 9″? Will there be more?

*Note: The following was speculation before we knew more about the set. We can only speculate on the rest of the set as of right now:

Dinah

Alice’s cat. There was a piece on eBay that lead us to think this is a piece in the set. It didn’t show up as part of the normal set. Is this a Combo Topper?
As an obscure choice, the door knob would make a cool chaser.
A possible variant? In the Croquet game, Alice’s hedgehog was red. If there is a green hedgehog, there is a decent bet that we will see a red variant.
Another possible variant. The new mold is supposed to help artists pull off some amazing designs… this is their chance to shine. The Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow Pirates figure looks great. A Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter variant or chaser would be spectacular!

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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