Alice’s Wonderland (film) Pilot film for the Alice Comedy series made by Walt Disney in Kansas City in 1923. Alice visits an animation studio. Later she dreams that she goes to Cartoonland, dances for the animals, and is chased by lions that escape from the zoo. This film was never released as part of the series. Virginia Davis starred as Alice in this initial effort, and when Walt Disney moved to California and was able to sell a series based on this pilot film, he persuaded the Davis family to move west also, bringing young Virginia to continue in the role of Alice.