Alice Comedies (partially lost series of Walt Disney shorts; 1920s)
Copy of the Alice Comedies title card, signed by the late Virginia Davis (who played Alice for the majority of the shorts).
Status: Partially Lost
The Alice Comedies was another early animation project by Walt Disney. These silent shorts were known for their innovative animation and special effects. Various actresses played Alice throughout the shorts' production, including Virginia Davis, Margie Gay, Dawn O'Day, and Lois Hardwick.
The shorts were based on a girl named Alice (played by a live-action actress) who seemingly lived in an animated world. The first Alice Comedy, "Alice's Wonderland," paralleled the plot of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, which led to the premise of the series, depicting Alice's adventures in a cartoon world.
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Many of these shorts, particularly the ones from later in the shorts run, have been lost. Historians have put much effort into finding these shorts, with one resurfacing every few years or so. Many of the found episodes have been released in parts of the Walt Disney Treasures series. Most of them have been uploaded to YouTube.^{[1]}
Episode list[edit | edit source]
# | Short title | Status |
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1 | Alice's Wonderland | Found |
2 | Alice's Day at Sea | Found |
3 | Alice's Spooky Adventure | Found |
4 | Alice's Wild West Show | Found |
5 | Alice's Fishy Story | Found |
6 | Alice and the Dog Catcher | Found |
7 | Alice the Peacemaker | Found |
8 | Alice Gets in Dutch | Found |
9 | Alice Hunting in Africa | Found |
10 | Alice and the Three Bears | Found |
11 | Alice the Piper | Found |
12 | Alice Cans the Cannibals | Found |
13 | Alice the Toreador | Found |
14 | Alice Gets Stung | Found |
15 | Alice Solves the Puzzle | Found |
16 | Alice's Egg Plant | Found |
17 | Alice Loses Out | Found |
18 | Alice Gets Stage Struck | Found |
19 | Alice Wins the Derby | Found |
20 | Alice Picks the Champ | Found |
21 | Alice's Tin Pony | Found |
22 | Alice Chops the Suey | Found |
23 | Alice the Jail Bird | Found |
24 | Alice Plays Cupid | Found |
25 | Alice Rattled by Rats | Found |
26 | Alice in the Jungle | Found |
27 | Alice on the Farm | Found |
28 | Alice's Balloon Race | Found |
29 | Alice's Orphan | Found |
30 | Alice's Little Parade | Found |
31 | Alice's Mysterious Mystery | Found |
32 | Alice Charms the Fish | Lost |
33 | Alice's Monkey Business | Lost |
34 | Alice in the Wooly West | Found |
35 | Alice the Fire Fighter | Found |
36 | Alice Cuts the Ice | Lost |
37 | Alice Helps the Romance | Found |
38 | Alice's Spanish Guitar | Found |
39 | Alice's Brown Derby | Found |
40 | Alice the Lumber Jack | Lost |
41 | Alice the Golf Bug | Found |
42 | Alice Foils the Pirates | Lost |
43 | Alice at the Carnival | Lost |
44 | Alice's Rodeo | Found |
45 | Alice the Collegiate | Lost |
46 | Alice in the Alps | Lost |
47 | Alice's Auto Race | Partially Found |
48 | Alice's Circus Daze | Found |
49 | Alice's Knaughty Knight | Lost |
50 | Alice's Three Bad Eggs | Found |
51 | Alice's Picnic | Lost |
52 | Alice's Channel Swim | Lost |
53 | Alice in the Klondike | Lost |
54 | Alice's Medicine Show | Lost |
55 | Alice the Whaler | Found |
56 | Alice the Beach Nut | Lost |
57 | Alice in the Big League | Found |
- While screenshots and the reels of some of these films are known to exist, they are not currently available for public viewing.
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External Links[edit | edit source]
- A Wikipedia page on Alice Comedies that includes a listing of lost and found episodes. Retrieved 10 May '15
- Toonzone forum discussion about status in the public domain. Retrieved 10 May '15
- Another YouTube playlist containing episodes of Alice Comedies. Retrieved 10 May '15