Walt Disney's First 'Princess' Was a Spunky Four-Year-Old
Long before Snow White was serenading bluebirds, an Alice dressed in cowboy clothes was beating up bullies.
In the 1920s, before he was famous, Walt Disney created a series of animated shorts about a young girl and a magical world. The ‘Alice Comedies,’ which merged live actors with animation, were some of Disney’s first animated shorts and some of the first animated shorts to be produced in Hollywood. Their story shows Disney’s development as an artist as well as changing trends in early imagination. They also show a young girl engaged in play far more adventurous than what’s shown by later Disney heroines.