Let me just say off the bat—Netflix is AWESOME.
I know that maybe sounds a bit lame and mass-cultured, but for real, it’s awesome. I have a free trial right now and watch it with my Wii, and I don’t think I can go back to not having it. Sure, I was totally manipulated by the free trial, capitalism, blah, blah, but it’s fucking awesome.
Anyway, I discovered (I forgot entirely how) a film called “Alice” on Netflix, which was described as a “Czech surrealist re-imagining of Carroll’s story,” which was enough to intrigue me. It turns out “Alice” is a phenonemonal, beautiful, highly imaginative film, with the only downside that it was dubbed (though the dialogue is sparse and, according to Wikipedia, the dubbed translation is the only one currently available).
Here is the first scene in the film in which, both, animation is used, and the elements from Carroll’s “Alice” are used, and believe me, it is awesome. A taxidermic rabbit comes to life and grabs what appear to be the clothes of a doll, and becomes the fabled “White Rabbit.”