Wednesday, December 19, 2012

David Hall Story Art Stills - Alice Meets the Puppy

This sequence of the original Alice story did not make the cut in the Disney film, and story-wise should immediately precede her encounter with the Caterpillar.  Nevertheless, this watercolor shows the puppy in rapt attention as Alice brandishes a stick whilst balancing on a blade of grass across a trickle of a stream.  Unfortunately this image is not reproduced in the David Hall book, so no color image of it exists at present.  Labeled '90A'.  Presumably this is a closeup of a larger image.
What fun, let's play chase!  The puppy bounds after Alice.  Labeled '91' and is reproduced in the David Hall book.
Ah, but the tables have turned as the Cheshire Cat (partially) appears and frightens the poor puppy away.  Labeled '92' this is reproduced in the David Hall book.


Snow White Archive said...

Terrific stills. A great look into what could have been.

Major Pepperidge said...

I love the artwork, but I can see why so many of these scenes were cut; there would have been endless encounters with odd critters, which might have been fun to look at, but would not have necessarily moved the story forward.

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