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Alice in Funnyland (Gnome)

January 1, 2011

According to the American Film Institute, Alice in Funnyland was released in January 1911. The folks at the Moving Picture World were excited about the film’s cheerful storyline amid a deluge of depressing Christmas-time fare.

Based on the advertisements below, it is clear that The Gnome Motion Picture Company really wanted to release the film on December 19, 1910:

Advertisement for The Gnome Motion Picture Company in The Moving Picture World December 17, 1910

Advertisement for The Gnome Motion Picture Company in THE MOVING PICTURE WORLD December 17, 1910, Page 1396

Then the next week, they ran this ad:

Advertisement for the Gnome Motion Picture Company in The Moving Picture World, Volume 7, No. 27., December 31, 1910

THE MOVING PICTURE WORLD, Volume 7, No. 27., December 31, 1910, page 1516.

And again, the following week, this:

Full page ad announcing the delay of 3 films produced by the Gnome Motion Picture Company.

THE MOVING PICTURE WORLD, January 1, 1911, page 12

So it probably didn’t hit theaters until after January 1st, making this film a bit younger than 100 years.

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