- and we say that because, in fact, there are two
On the day Disney ran this ad:  
Lou Bunin ran this ad:  

Adapted from an article by David Prescott

The other "Alice In Wonderland" released in
was an
American-British-French co-production, which mixed live action with animated puppets. Lou Bunin began filming in 1946 in France. Combining his fascination with sculpture and puppeteering with his abilities as an artist, Bunin set out to re-create Carroll's story on film using animated puppets of his own creation interacting with live actors. The puppets, which were actually only seven inches tall, were sized to match the live actors through stop action frame-by-frame editing. This technique, Bunin felt, was the most appropriate way to deal with the Carroll story, which mixes human and fantastic characters.

But Bunin's "Alice in Wonderland" was pulled from distribution shortly after its release, as a result of an unusual series of events involving Disney, which released its totally animated production of the Carroll classic the same week Bunin released his.

A bitter legal battle with Disney had developed during the production of the Bunin film. Disney charged that Bunin was trying to profit from the Disney Studio's name and publicity.

In addition, Disney claimed ownership of the Carroll story, a claim disputed by Bunin and ultimately invalidated by a federal judge in New York who ruled that Carroll's work was in the public domain.

Disney then used his considerable power and influence to prevent Bunin from producing his "Alice" in Technicolor. Bunin was forced to use Anscocolor, an inferior color process, and this held up his production long enough for Disney to complete his version of "Alice." The timing couldn't have been worse for Bunin, since his version of Alice and Disney's version were released the same week.

Disney trumpeted his version as the "One and Only Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland" in ads placed side-by-side with Bunin's. Bunin says his picture was not shown in many theaters because theater owners feared that if they showed Bunin's version and not Disney's, then the studio would not allow them to show future Disney releases. Bothered by the color quality of his film, and the refusal of theater owners to show his picture, Bunin withdrew his film from distribution.

Bunin's timing didn't improve over the years. The day he reintroduced his "Alice" in 1985 was the same day Disney released "The Black Cauldron."