Wonderland Calling

On July 26, 1951, Walt Disney’s thirteenth animated film, Alice in Wonderland, made its cinematic debut in London. Executed in kaleidoscopic Technicolor, the more-than-memorable film continues to haunt the dreams of children and leave stoners utterly dumbfounded today. The queer, dark yet lovely storyline was adapted from a very fictional nineteenth-century work by English poet and mathematician…

Kicking the Mickey Mouse Out of Our Heads

The romanticised virtuousness of Disney’s ‘magic kingdom’ ill prepares us for the grim reality of adult life, says Sophie Ioannou. Why not let a somewhat less sneaky-clean, but not less iconic, American institution- namely sizzled barroom philosopher Charles Bukowski- call the shots, she suggests… Walt Disney ruled the kingdom of my childhood. As a kid,…