WALT DISNEY STUDIO
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
original production animation drawing
brown and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 6.75" x 4.75"
This lively original rough animation drawing of the White Rabbit was created by Disney animator Wolfgang Reitherman in development of a scene in Walt Disney's animated feature based on the stories by Lewis Carroll. Woolie Reitherman, one of Walt Disney's master animators known as his Nine Old Men, supervised this scene in which the White Rabbit announces the Queen of Hearts: "her...her...her imperial highness..." This is one of Mr. Reitherman's drawings, and it shows particular richness in his construction of the figure drawn in brown pencil. The animator wrote the designation "164A" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene.