Friday, 5 October 2018

Wonderland in Kansas City

In 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland. 32 years earlier, he opened Wonderland. Kind of. Alice’s Wonderland was the name of his first live action/animation project designed to land a contract. He signed with Margaret Winkler.

Walt appears in the short as a cartoonist.

I believe that’s Hugh Harman at the right.

More animators. That may be Walker Harman in the baseball cap. Is that Max Maxwell in the back? The cat remains unidentified.

Winkler ordered six Alice Comedies from Disney due to the strength of this short film. Winkler’s only remembered by die-hard old-time animation fans. I think the Disney name is a little better known.

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