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  • Original Walt Disney Production Drawing from Society Dog Show (1939)

    We have a wonderful production drawing of Mickey Mouse and Pluto from the 1939 cartoon, Society Dog Show. Mickey Mouse enters Pluto in a dog show. While Mickey and Pluto wait to be called up to the judge’s table, Pluto spots Fifi, the Pekingese, and they instantly become infatuated with each other. At the judge’s table, Pluto misbehaves and goes after the Judge, resulting in Mickey and Pluto being thrown out of the show. During the Trick Dog event, the stage catches on fire leaving Fifi trapped inside. Pluto, with the help of some skates, rescues Fifi and saves the day!  Society Dog Show is the last cartoon to show Mickey Mouse before he was redesigned between 1938 and 1940. This character redesign led to the peak of Mickey’s popularity amongst American audiences. Society Dog Show is also Mickey Mouse’s 100th appearance in a cartoon. Own a part of animation history today! SOLD

    Original Walt Disney Production Drawing from Society Dog Show (1939)

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    • Original Walt Disney Production Cel Setup from Song of the South

      We have a rare Song of the South two-cel production setup, featuring Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear. The cels have been trimmed and applied to an airbrushed Courvoisier background. Disney adapted “Story of Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Fox as told by Uncle Remus” to the big screen in its 1946 film, Song of the South. Stories of the “trickster” rabbit originated in African and Native American folklore and were told for centuries before Joel Chandler Harris wrote them down and published the tales in 1880 and 1881. These cels are from the first of many Brer Rabbit stories Uncle Remus tells Johnny in Song of the South. Brer Rabbit gets tied up in one of Brer Fox’s traps. As the story goes, Brer Rabbit tricks Brer Bear into switching places with him by saying “I’m keeping the crows out of the cornfield. Making a dollar a minute.” Brer Bear wants to earn a dollar a minute, so they switch places just in time for Mr. Fox to arrive and realize that Brer Rabbit got away once again. This scene was based off the Uncle Remus story, “Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear,” also known as “Br’er Rabbit Earns a Dollar a Minute.”  Animated versions of Uncle Remus’ stories, “Tar Baby” and “The Laughing Place,” also appear in the film. Song of the South received so much negative criticism for being racist and for perpetuating offensive stereotypes, that the studio refused to release the complete film for home video. Since there were no DVDs or VHSs released, many of today’s audiences have not seen the film or even heard of it—except for its Academy Award-winning song, “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” Own a rare piece of Disney animation history today! Call for Value

      • Original Walt Disney Production Cel From Pinocchio

        Just in—an original Walt Disney production cel from Pinocchio, 1940 on a Courvoisier background. Wondering where you can find this cel in the film? It’s from the scene where Pinocchio and Jiminy jump into the ocean to look for Geppetto trapped inside the villainous whale, Monstro. After landing on the ocean floor, Pinocchio’s first words are “gee, what a big place.” Pinocchio and Jiminy find themselves followed by curious creatures as they search for the whale. The cel of Pinocchio and the fish have been trimmed to image and applied to an airbrushed Courvoisier background.  Purchase includes the original Certificate of Authenticity issued by Courvoisier Galleries in 1940. SOLD

        • Original Warner Brothers Production Cel Featuring Daffy Duck, Signed by Chuck Jones

          We have an original Warner Brothers production cel of Daffy Duck. This cel of Daffy Duck is signed by award-winning animator and director, Chuck Jones. During his 60-year career as an animator, Jones created some of Warner Brothers most iconic characters: Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner,  Marvin Martian, Pepe Le Pew, and many more. Daffy Duck first appeared in the 1930s as part of a new wave of “screwball” characters. Daffy has been animated by a few animators; most notably Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, and Robert McKimson.  Own a part of animation history today! Call for Value

          • Original Walt Disney Production Cel from Dumbo on a Courvoisier Background

            This is an original production cel on a Courvoisier background featuring DUMBO. Dumbo (1941) is the story of a circus elephant taunted for his bigs ears, until he discovers his ability to fly. What makes this cel particularly rare is its pairing with a Courvoisier background. In the 1930s and 1940s, Walt Disney and Courvoisier Galleries partnered up to create backgrounds for production cels from Disney’s feature-length animated films. Some of these backgrounds resembled scenes from the movie, while others—like this Dumbo production cel—were very colorful and fantastical. The partnership ended in the late 1940s when interest in the art began to wane. Today, production cels paired with Courvoisier backgrounds are very rare, and very desirable amongst collectors. This beautiful production cel on Courvoisier background featuring Dumbo is beautifully framed (13” x 12”), and would make an exceptional addition to any animation collection.  SOLD