Walt Disney Production Cel from Alice in Wonderland featuring Alice

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.” - Alice 

Over at the Walt Disney Studio in the mid 1940s, it was time to cast the leads and record the soundtrack for Alice In Wonderland. According to Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice), Walt Disney was looking for an Alice "that would be English enough to satisfy British audiences and preserve the feeling of an English literary classic, but not so English that it would put off American audiences."

Walt Disney was obviously delighted by Kathryn's melodic voice and she was quickly chosen for the role. The talented young actress was just eleven when she was signed and began recording the voice of Alice. She also portrayed Alice on film, but only for the benefit of the Walt Disney animators, as a live-action reference for their work. When modeling, the motions were complex and sometimes dizzying. Studio technicians fixed up an ingenious collection of contrivances to spin and whirl and drop her down imaginary rabbit holes, so that the artists could put in the life and sparkle into the film.

Kathryn Beaumont was subsequently cast her in the voice role of Wendy Darling in Walt Disney's following feature, Peter Pan. When performing as Wendy, Beaumont was suspended in the air to simulate flight, although she had a fear of heights. Her perseverance paid off, and she received a Disney Legend Award in 1998.

While Alice in Wonderland was critically panned on its initial release, it has since been regarded as one of Disney's greatest animated classics, notably one of the biggest cult classics in the animation medium, as well as the best film adaptation of Alice. We are pleased to offer a Walt Disney production cel from Alice in Wonderland featuring Alice. Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD

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