Friday, April 22, 2011
'Curious Alice' is an animated fantasy involving various dangerous drugs based on the characters in Alice in Wonderland. Alice is seen touring a strange land where everyone has chosen drugs: the Madhatter uses LSD; the Dormouse uses sleeping pills; and the King of Hearts represents heroin.
Advertisement above from a state pamphlet called "Drug Abuse Prevention Materials for Schools," from the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. The film came out in 1971 or thereabouts. Never has anti-drug propaganda been so drugged out! I think this might be my new favorite Alice movie.
Edit: apparently this isn't viewable on Youtube in the UK. What a shame! Here are some screen grabs. Cool Raymond Scott-style electronic score too.