Alice in Wonderland Original Production Drawing (Walt Disney, 1951). Alice is from the hand of Ollie Johnston. Ollie, one of "Walt's Nine Old Men", was the supervising animator on this scene. The piece was rendered in graphite with red pencil on 16 field, 3-peghole animation paper. The drawing has extensive notations including color callouts. Alice measures 7" tall and is placed perfectly in the center of the sheet. This is a very rare piece of animation art and would be a fantastic acquisition for any discerning collector of animation. Two pegholes have been reinforced. Edge wear and age-related toning. Otherwise, Very Good condition. COA from The Cricket Gallery.
Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. The 13th release of Disney's animated features, the film premiered in London on July 26, 1951, and in New York City on July 28, 1951. The film features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat, Verna Felton as the Queen of Hearts, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter. Walt Disney first attempted unsuccessfully to adapt Alice into an animated feature film during the 1930s, and he revived the idea in the 1940s. The film was originally intended to be a live-action/animated film; however, Disney decided to make it an all-animated feature in 1946.
While the film 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.