ALICE PRODUCTION DRAWING WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GRAPHITE & BROWN PENCILS ON PEG HOLE PAPER, 1951. Original production animation drawing of Alice in graphite and brown pencils from "Alice In Wonderland, " 1951, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 5 in pencil lower right; Unframed. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland"), is 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 only 75 minutes). Kathryn Beaumont, who was born in London England, was just 10 years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice. Walt Disney personally cast Beaumont after seeing her in the film "On an Island with You, " in which the child actress had a small role.
Disney was so impressed by her that she was also chosen to be the model for Alice, and would also go on to provide the voice for Wendy in "Peter Pan, " 1953. Beaumont has also reprised her voice acting role as Alice in two episodes of the animated series, Disney's "House of Mouse, " and as both Alice and Wendy in the video game Kingdom Hearts. She did not retire as the voice of Alice and Wendy until 2005, when her role for these two characters was taken over by Hynden Walch. Initial design for the character of Alice was accomplished by Mary Blair during the storyboard phase and also by Les Clark.
Alice was animated by Ollie Johnston, Don Lusk, and Marc Davis who animated her for the tea party scene. This wonderful drawing of Alice is from the most famous scene in the film, the Mad Tea Party. This scene was supervised by veteran Walt Disney animator Les Clark.In this particular sequence, the Dormouse emerges from a skyrocketing cake to recite Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. " He slowly descends into a teapot, and in the next scene Alice smiles, applauds, and says "Oh, that was lovely. This is an absolutely perfect image of Alice; she is eyes open, smiling, and would be a great addition to any vintage Walt Disney animation art collection! Measurements: Size - Alice: 6 x 4 1/4", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2".
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