. . . or even possibly Alice in Mathmagic Land?
Relating to our Alice in Wonderland media review also published today, we thought it would be fun to take a look at a slightly more unconventional Disney interpretation of Lewis Carroll material. It was rare indeed that a Disney character had the opportunity to cross-dress in the manner of say, Bugs Bunny. But Donald Duck was drafted for just such a moment, in of all things, the 1959 educational cartoon Donald in Mathmagic Land. Donald assumes the role of Alice, outfit and all, in a demonstration of how mathematics relates to the game of chess. Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, was after all a well know Oxford mathematician, as the cartoon's narrator is quick to point out.