Saturday, January 15, 2022

From the Archives: The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 )


Susan Hampshire is pictured getting close to two kittens in this candid photo from The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 ) released by Walt Disney Studios. In the film, Hampshire portrays Lori, a "witch" of the glen who rescues animals. One of the animals she saves is Thomasina the cat, whom young Mary McDhui ( Karen Dotrice ) believes has died. In a more recent DVD interview, Hampshire mentioned that she filled her apartment with cats and other animals to really feel as Lori did. 

From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collection. Some of these may have been sold in the past, and others may still be available for purchase at our eBay store :


  1. The Three Lives of Thomasina is darker than Disney's other children's films of the 1960s. The relationship between the father, a veterinarian, and his daughter is surprisingly complex.

  2. What a great photo! We watch this one a lot in our house.

    (Btw, I left a comment on the impossibly difficult game post from Feb. 21, 2020)