Saturday, March 15, 2014

40th Anniversary of the First Re-release of Alice in Wonderland - One-Sheet Poster

We interrupt our model sheet series to celebrate a notable Alice Anniversary.  Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first theatrical re-release (in the US) of Alice in Wonderland.  The 1974 re-release is notable for really only one thing - the (in my mind) hideous art they chose to adorn EVERYTHING!  And worst of all, it carried forward through the next release as well, and even to this day as the logotype from this release is used on Alice items galore.  A real low point.
But that being said, of course I still own things from that release, such as this one-sheet poster.  As I mentioned before, this exact art was used in 1981 for the one-sheet, so the only way you can tell them apart is by the copyright.  I do find it very odd that they chose to reuse this art in 1981 - by that time the psychedelic age was far in the past, and this art just looked dated even in 1981, let alone today.

1 comment:

Snow White Archive said...

It certainly is an attention getter. :)

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