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  • Walt Disney Production Cel on Courvoisier Background featuring Dopey

    After discovering Snow White in their house and having dinner, the dwarfs throw a cheerful dance party. Six of the Dwarfs sing The Silly Song with Grumpy on the organ and Doc on the lute. As the only mute dwarf, Dopey find multiple ways to still be the life of the party. He accidentally contributes a drum solo as he tries to swat a pesky housefly.

    In this scene, Dopey gets the idea to make himself a tall enough dance partner for Snow White by climbing on Sneezy's shoulders and wearing a long cloak. Dopey and Sneezy wobble and sway around, almost falling over, but manage to dance with Snow White. The dance is abruptly ended when Sneezy has such a big sneeze that Dopey shoots up out of the coat, flies through the air and lands among the cottage rafters.

    Despite being conceived late in production, Dopey proved to be the most endearing of the dwarfs. Dopey's appeal proved the success of silent characters in feature films and prompted the studio to make Gideon from Pinocchio silent. Dopey had plenty of lines in the script, and the studio hired Mel Blanc, the iconic voice actor who became known for characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, to play the lovable dwarf. After recording a few tracks, Walt Disney decided to cut all Dopey’s lines. But you can still hear Blanc’s voice in the movie, however, when Dopey hiccups. 

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    • Charles Schulz Signed Lithograph, Society's Leader

      The wildly imaginative, supremely confident, world-famous beagle is a canine master of disguise. One of Snoopy's more common alter egos in his fantasy life, is the World Famous Attorney. Snoopy puts on a bow tie, and a hat, and pretends to go to court to defend people. He says no judge could argue with his famous bark. He has been seen pretending to defend Peter Rabbit, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and a scarecrow.

      As the World Famous Attorney, Snoopy randomly spouts legal maxims in response to the children’s concerns but in reality, never solves their problems. He has attempted to defend many of the Peanut’s characters like Peppermint Patty, Sally Brown and Linus van Pelt. Snoopy loses every case he is given, even the ones that happen solely in his imagination. 

      Charles M. Schulz said "Snoopy’s whole personality is a little bittersweet. But he’s a very strong character. He can win or lose, be a disaster, a hero, or anything, and yet it all works out. I like the fact that when he’s in real trouble, he can retreat into a fantasy and thereby escape."

      In this original Charles Schulz lithographSociety's Leader, Snoopy as World Famous Attorney and Linus sit on a bench together. Linus remarks “The lawyer is evermore the leader in society.” Snoopy thinks “I like it. I don’t understand it. But I like it.” Own a piece of animation today! Call For Value.

      • Original Walt Disney Production Cel from The Aristocats featuring Edgar Balthazar

        Over the years, Disney has brought us so many iconic characters, and so many have been cats and dogs. Since the beginning of time, the debate of cats vs. dogs has been raging. Where does Disney stand in this debate?

        Some of the very first Disney movies featured many lovable and vengeful cats like Figaro from Pinocchio, Sergeant Tibbs from One hundred and One Dalmatians, and Lucifer from Cinderella. Still, with two feature length films of their own (One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Lady and the Tramp), dogs seemed to be dominating the Disney studios. That is until Aristocats was released in 1970 and cats got a feature film of their own! 

        It may only be a debate interesting to humans as every Disney cat has a friendly dog companion. In the Aristocats, the hounds Napoleon and Lafayette are a classic double act. Napoleon is the cleverer of the two and is often aggravated by Lafayette's stupidity. He always reminds Lafayette of his superiority, although he usually takes Lafayette's advice anyway.

        We first meet the duo when they are woken by the butler Edgar and chase him down a riverbank, where Edgar drops the basket with the cats. A spectacular chase scene ensues, with Edgar being bitten on the butt several times; both of his shoes accidentally being removed from his feet; and his right leg chomped by Lafayette.

        What about you? Do you have a favorite Disney cat or dog?

        We are pleased to offer an original production cel from the Aristocats featuring Edgar Balthazar. Own a piece of animation history today! $495 framed 

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

          We are pleased to offer an original Walt Disney  Production Cel on a Custom Background featuring Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse.

          Throughout the film Dumbo’s only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants. In this scene, Timothy Mouse is trying to figure out how to get Dumbo to try to fly. Timothy gives Dumbo a “magic feather”  to give him the confidence to fly. It works, and he soars over the fields while flapping his big ears.

          When the movie later aired on the Disneyland TV show, Disney admitted to the audience that Dumbo held a special place in his heart. “From the very start, Dumbo was a happy picture," he said. "We weren’t restricted by any set storyline so we could give our imaginations full play. In other words, if a good idea came to us, we’d put it in the story. It was really a happy picture from beginning to end.”

          Despite the advent of World War IIDumbo was still the most financially successful Disney film of the 1940s. Film critic for The New York Times, said that the film was "the most genial, the most endearing, the most completely precious cartoon feature film ever to emerge from the magical brushes of Walt Disney's wonder-working artists.”

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          • Original Walt Disney Production Cels on Courvoisier Background from Fantasia

            The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the third and most famous segment in Disney’s  Fantasia and went on to be the only original segment to appear in its sequel, Fantasia 2000. Walt Disney said "for sentimental reasons, I think Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice is my favorite. He made me what I am today.”

            Even before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered, Walt Disney played with the idea of creating an animated short set to Paul Dukas's 1897 scherzo. Mickey’s role was originally intended for Dopey, but Disney decided that Mickey needed a reboot. Completely redesigned to be both cuter and more expressive, Mickey became the mouse we know and love today.

            The scene starts with Sorcerer Yen Sid, who is working on his magic as his apprentice Mickey brings bucket after bucket of water to the cauldron. Yen Sid puts his hat down and retires to his chambers. Once Yen Sid is out of sight, Mickey dons the wizard’s hat. He grins smugly at his idea of enchanting a broom with arms and legs so it can carry the buckets of water for him. What Mickey Mouse thinks is a genius solution quickly goes awry as he loses control of the magic broom and the house begins to flood.

            We are pleased to offer Production Cels of Mickey Mouse on Courvoisier Background from Fantasia. Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD