"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
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Carroll, who died in 1898, was 53 years dead when the film was released. Everyone who is listed in the credits for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is also dead, with the exception of Kathryn Beaumont, who played the role of none other than Alice herself. She was 12 years old at the time. And still today, the copyright remains in force, though no creators remain to enjoy its privileges. It shall remain so for another 26 years, when I can finally celebrate my Alice-in-Wonderland-themed 53rd birthday party, having been robbed of the privilege at age 11.