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    Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Book Illustration by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney/RCA, 1951). "The time, the time, who's got the time?" asks the March Hare. "I'm late, I'm late, I'm so very late" answers the White Rabbit. The Mad Hatter with his large watch then replies, "No wonder you're late, this clock is exactly two days late!" This is an exceptionally nice original published painting of this scene. It showcases the Mad Hatter and his watch that he destroys as Alice and the White Rabbit run away. It was featured on page 14 of the RCA Victor record album, Alice in Wonderland Little Giant Nipper Storybook and Record. This lavishly illustrated book came with two 78 records. The book was 22 pages with all illustrations by Mel Crawford (1925 - 2015). The records were voiced by the original cast; the album was released in conjunction with the Walt Disney animated film. Mr. Crawford was the leading illustrator of many animated films and animated TV show children's books. He illustrated books for Western Publishing and Little Golden Books, for Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and even Sesame Street to name but a few. Stunning vibrant colors on this piece, painted in gouache on light board measuring 10.5" x 13.5". Minor handling wear. In Very Good condition.

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