Trouble with adapting Tenniel's drawings into animation and the onset of the Second World War halted production and it was not until 1946 that production restarted.
Of Alice in Wonderland Disney said...
"No story in English literature has intrigued me more than Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. It fascinated me the first time I read it as a schoolboy and as soon as I possibly could after I started making animated cartoons, I acquired the film rights to it. People in his period had no time to waste on triviality, yet Carroll with his nonsense and fantasy furnished a balance between seriousness and enjoyment which everybody needed then and still needs today."
I loved the film and remember the very first lines (I have to admit to looking up the exact wording)
'for if he does and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbria declared for him, and even Stigand the Archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown.'