The story is taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland"), a 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Disney reworked the story to fit with both a younger audience and a time frame suitable for an animated film (it's run time is 75 minutes). Kathryn Beaumont was just 10 years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice and Walt Disney was so impressed by her that she was also chosen to be a model for Alice. The interesting thing about the story and the film is that practically every character that Alice meets functions as an antagonist towards her.The Mad Hatter was voiced by Ed Wynn and he is one of the most memorable voices in "Alice" and a real stand out for the film. Wynn had a long history in Vaudeville and had developed his giggly, wavering voice in 1921 for the musical review, The Perfect Fool.
" He had several roles at Walt Disney Studios, including his most famous acting role there as Uncle Albert in the film "Mary Poppins, in 1964. The animator Ward Kimball was a tour de force for the film "Alice In Wonderland, " and he animated the following: Alice (one scene), the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Oysters, and the Dormouse. Kimball, was a superb draftsman, and he preferred to animate comical characters rather than realistic human figures. Because of this, "Alice In Wonderland" was the perfect film for him as it was filled with wonderful creatures all acting odd and comical. Animating came easily to him and he was constantly looking to do things in a different way; which lead Walt Disney to call Kimball a genius in the book The Story of Walt Disney.
These cels of The Mad Hatter and the Pouring Tea are from the Mad Tea Party scene, which is one of the most famous scenes in the film; if not all of the Disney films! The Mad Hatter cels are from the segment when he asks Alice, Would you like a little more tea? Of course Alice hasn't yet had any tea! This is a spectacular two cel setup of The Mad Hatter. One cel is a knees up full figure image of The Hatter with his eyes and mouth open.He is holding a triple spout tea pot, with a second cel of the Pouring Tea; that is filling up three tea cups at the same time. An incredible cel setup that is perfect for any animation art collection! Measurements: Size - Mad Hatter, Tea Pot, & Tea: 8 1/4 x 6 3/4", Image 9 1/2 x 11 1/2", Frame 23 x 25.
Condition: See pictures below of the actual cels, which are in excellent overall condition, as shown by the pictures below! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item.
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