Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Pictorial Review 11-19-1950

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers out there. For those of you outside North America, this is the day we celebrate the joys of the large roasted fowl, as our friends Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Caterpillar seem to be doing in this image.

This is a newspaper supplement from November 19th, 1950, a full 8 months before Alice in Wonderland was released in theaters. This image is just wrong in so many ways it is hard to count. Either that is one big caterpillar, or one tiny turkey. And the turkey looks like something right out of Regrettable Food.

As was standard with the newspaper supplements, there is no story inside about Alice, just a pretty picture on the cover (well, sort of). But the idea was to get people excited about the upcoming feature. And how could you be anything but excited once you saw this large insect larva serving up turkey.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great Post, Odd drawing....

Happy Thanksgivig Matt, I hope you have a great holiday.

Can't wait to here more about your new celebrity status - I am so jealous, in a good way....

Brian Sibley said...

What's more, I don't like the look on the Hatter's face: very menacing! Not sure if it's directed at the caterpillar, the turkey or Alice!

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