Paul Dessau ‎– Four Alice Comedies

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RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– 09026 68144 2
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The Alice Comedies are a series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney in the 1920s, in which a live action
little girl named Alice (originally played by Virginia Davis) and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an
animated landscape. Disney, Ub Iwerks, and their staff made the first Alice Comedy, a one-reel (ten-minute) short
subject titled Alice's Wonderland, while still heading the failing Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.
Alice's Wonderland begins with Alice entering a cartoon studio to witness cartoons being created. Alice is amazed
by what she sees: The cartoon characters come to life and play around. After heading to bed that night, she dreams
of being in the cartoon world, welcomed by all of the characters. Alice plays with them until a group of lions break
free from a cage and chase her. Though never released, this short helped set the stage for what was to come in the
later Alice Comedies, as it established the world as a playful dream and also introduced the elements which would
soon define the series. The idea of setting a real-world girl in an animated world was at this point in film history
still unique. The design and voice of the later series were all set by this original film. (http://forums.ffshrine.org)

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