Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Alice and the Queen



A great Frank Thomas drawing of the Queen of Hearts which was recently offered at auction, and is now available on Ebay. Classic Disney villains are often portrayed in a subtle manner, like the Queen in Snow White, Cinderella's Stepmother or Maleficent.
But this bad lady is cartoony, and Frank loved working on scenes with her. He liked playing off the contrast between dainty expressions followed by over the top emotional outbursts. Actress Verna Felton gave him plenty explosive voice recordings that helped define her personality.
It's amazing to realize that she also voiced the kind Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the movie preceding Alice. Which speaks for Verna Felton's acting range.

Below a magazine article from Silver Screen, May 1951. One of many to promote the release of Disney's Alice in Wonderland.





6 comments:

  1. Yes and Verna Felton ricording the voice of Flora the red Fairy in Sleeping Beauty she was a amazing voice actress of all time.

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  2. As an Alice enthusiast, this is a feast for the eyes. :D :D

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  3. That's great i love that scene of the Queen of Hearts wen she scream " OFF WITH HER " she always said twice times & she always forgot the word of Head because the little King cut the word of his wife.

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  4. all of the shots of the Queen at the trial are incredible...thanks for posting this Andreas

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  5. Queen: "NOTHING WHATEVER?"

    March Hare: "NOTHING WHATEVER!"

    Queen: "THAT'S. VERY. IMPORTANT!"

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  6. I love "Alice in wonderland" ! :-)
    A great movie with the greatest cartoon characters! :-D

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