Animation Cel of the Caterpillar

The hookah-smoking Caterpillar is one of the hippest characters in Alice in Wonderland. He spends his time sitting on a magic mushroom, smoking his hookah, and contemplating. Remember what the Doormouse said! Alice has shrunken down to a size too small for her liking. After asking Alice exactly who she is (in words and in smoke) he then instructs her to eat a part of his mushroom grow back to her original size. The Caterpillar is voiced by Richard Haydn.

Film Title:

Alice in Wonderland

Image Title:

Animation Cel of the Caterpillar
Year: 1951
Studio: Disney Studios
Width of Image = 8.5 inches
Height of Image = 6 inches
Width of Art = 9.5 inches
Height of Art = 9.5 inches
Background: Presentation Background
The author of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll was also a famous mathematician of his time. He matriculated at Oxford in May 1850, and in 1852 he obtained first class honours in Mathematics Moderations. His talent as a mathematician won him the Christ Church Mathematical Lectureship in 1855, which he continued to hold for the next twenty-six years. He based the character of Alice on the Dean Henry Liddell’s daughter Alice Pleasance Liddell.
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