Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll! The Disney Company's Worst Mistake Ever!!

Today is Lewis Carroll's birthday (or rather the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's birthday) and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the Disney Company's most monumental lapse in proofreading ever!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, Disney misspelled the author's name on the title card of the film. Now I realize the good reverend had been dead for several decades by this time, but come on, how bad is this? Notice also that they also got the title of the good reverend's book wrong: it should be Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

4 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow...that's pretty bad! And this was done while Walt was still alive. I wonder if it was ever pointed out to him.

Major Pepperidge said...

Amazing, I'd never heard about that particular gaff before; how the heck could that happen?

Elizabeth B. Jensen said...

As a writer and editor this drives me absolutely crazy! Do you know if they would ever "correct it?"
My husband ran across your blog. I am a huge Alice fan and I'm glad to know there are more of us out there! :)

Brian Sibley said...

The 60th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray has a 76-minute picture-in-picture documentary, Through the Keyhole: A Companion’s Guide to Wonderland, at the beginning of which I remark on the misspelling of 'Carrol' and a digital amendment appears on the film-within-the-film adding in the second, missing, 'l'! I'm not sure, however, if they have corrected the actual title card on the film itself, but it's a start!

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