WALT DISNEY STUDIO
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
original production animation drawing
red and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet, image size: 5" x 7.25"
This original rough animation drawing of the zany March Hare was created by a Disney animator 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 the animation of this scene in the Mad Tea Party sequence; "Let's change the subject," asserts the March Hare as he brings down a mallet on the head of the Mad Hatter. The animator wrote the designation "40" at lower right to indicate this original's place in the scene; animator's note "eyes closed" is written to the right of the image.