MARCH HARE PRODUCTION CEL WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GOUACHE ON CEL, 1951. Original hand inked and hand painted production animation cel of The March Hare set on a lithographic background from "Alice In Wonderland, " 1951, Walt Disney Studios; Unframed. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare are two of the most famous characters in the Walt Disney classic film "Alice In Wonderland, " from 1951. 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 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. The March Hare's appearance and mannerisms were modeled after his original voice actor, Jerry Colonna.Gerardo Luigi "Jerry" Colonna was an American comedian, singer, songwriter, and trombonist; who is best remembered as the zaniest of Bob Hope's sidekicks in his popular radio shows and films of the 1940s and 1950s. Measurements: Size - March Hare: 5" x 3 3/4"; Image 7" x 6 1/2". Condition: See pictures below of the actual cel, which is in excellent overall condition, despite minor cel loss to the upper left corner, 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. Please follow/bookmark me as a favorite and keep and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks. For now, please check out my other Animation Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale! The item "1951 DISNEY ALICE IN WONDERLAND MARCH HARE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CEL" is in sale since Thursday, February 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.