Alice the Jail Bird

An Alice Comedy

Release Date : September 15, 1925

Running Time : 7:31


After stealing a pie, Alice and Julius are put on a chain gang, where they escape with the help of a friendly ostrich.


Alice and Julius


Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Rollin "Ham" Hamilton
Thurston Harper
Rudolph Ising
Hugh Harman
Rudolph Ising
Live Action Actor
Margie Gay


United States
Disney's Alice Comedies : Volume 2
Alice in Cartoonland

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Combination live-action and standard animation
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by M. J. Winkler Productions


From Ryan : After stealing a pie, Alice, Julius, and a turtle friend of theirs are arrested. One gag I enjoyed was the scene when the sheriff caught the three of them in a paddy wagon, which he disguised as a free food stand. The sheriff hits himself and a star appears, which he pins to his chest as a badge. I also enjoyed the gag with the prison guard continually ordering Alice to chop rocks. Julius puts a rock under his hand as the guard pounds his hand in frustration. This is a pretty good cartoon that I enjoy watching.
From Kenneth Seward : This was great, the only 'Alice' short I've seen but I've heard of them for quite a while. Very imaginative of the animated medium where anything is possible. In addition to the gag with the sheriff mentioned above I also liked how characters could take off their hats and just place them in the air above their heads for a moment while they scratched their noggins. I'd give it a 9 just for the sheer wonderfulness of it's aesthetic.

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