Saturday, February 11, 2017

Alice on Trial

Milt Kahl animated all scenes with Alice as she is hopelessly defending herself against the Queen of Hearts at the trial. Look at this beautiful, unused rough drawing that somebody must have gotten from Milt's trash bin. Parts of the line work is so delicate, such as her face and hands.
But when something needs to be worked out like Alice's dress, Milt goes at it forcefully.

Below are copies of the cleaned up key drawings. In the scene Alice reacts to the sudden appearance of the Cheshire Cat on the Queen's head.
Dialogue: "Your Majesty..."

Many more of Milt's Alice rough drawings here:


  1. I love the part where she face-palms herself in frustration, squashing her own nose. It's almost uncharacteristic, but cute and relatable.

  2. Well,I know what I'll be studying later tonight. Andreas, I've said it before but it's worth saying again that your blog is a fantastic resource for breaking down and studying these peices. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I know you like all the Disney Classic Andreas, but do you like modern Disney Classic like Tangled and Frozen or live action Cinderella and Maleficent.

  4. I love every scene of her, that it could mean I'm
    in love with Alice <3 But that would be rubbish, from
    a grown-up's point-of-view

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  6. Alice's expression here is delightful! Kahn's Alice animation during the trial scene is some of the best in the film. Fantastic acting all around. I especially love the part where she says, "Twinkle twinkle. What next?"