Film archivist lostvocals4 has posted live action test footage for the mad tea party scene in Disney’s 1951 animated rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Upon comparing the live action test to the final film, the archivist discovered much of the test audio was used in the final film.
“Walt Disney often filmed actors as models for his animated features. What’s surprising is that the audio from this crude footage for “Alice in Wonderland” is the actual audio used in the film. When Ed Wynn was brought back in to the recording studio to re-do his lines, the reading was not as good as the reference tests, so the test audio was used for the film.
I’ve synched up the test and the released film with black placed where edits were made.”
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Alice in Wonderland (1951) – HU DVD 995
Alice in Wonderland (2010) – HU DVD 7719
Alice in Wonderland (2010) – BLU-RAY DVD 7719