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Kathryn Beaumont Voices
Watch the video. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Up 1, this week. Kathryn Beaumont was just ten years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice, in Disney's animated version of the classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney was so impressed with Kathryn's long curly blonde hair, sparkling eyes and acting ability, that he chose her as the model for Alice.
Kathryn Beaumont born 27 June  is a retired English actress, singer and school teacher. She is best known for providing Disney animated films with the voices of both Alice in Alice in Wonderland and Wendy Darling in Peter Pan , for which she was named a Disney Legend in Walt Disney personally cast Beaumont after seeing the film On an Island with You , in which she had a small role. Beaumont reprised her voice acting role as Alice in two episodes of the animated series Disney's House of Mouse — and as both Alice and Wendy in the video game Kingdom Hearts. In , Beaumont retired from acting;  the roles of Alice and Wendy were taken over by Hynden Walch. Beaumont made her feature film debut in an uncredited role in It Happened One Sunday , which drew interest from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , who offered her a contract. However, as ideas come and go, they must have shelved the idea because they brought me over and put me under contract, then nothing happened. When performing as Wendy, Beaumont was suspended in the air to simulate flight, although Beaumont had a fear of heights. After completing Peter Pan , Beaumont graduated from high school and enrolled at the University of Southern California , where she graduated with a degree in education.
She soon landed at The Walt Disney Studios, where she not only recorded the voice of Alice, but also portrayed her on film. Animators regularly referred to her filmed performances as they brought her character to life. I can see some of the mannerisms I used, which the animators captured to give the characters a naturalness of movement. In , Kathryn went on a promotional tour for Alice in Wonderland , which included a trip aboard the Queen Mary to her native England. Within two weeks of her return, she was cast as Wendy in Peter Pan.