DRAWINGS BY WALT DISNEY

#D35 - 'Mickey Cuts Up', Minnie Mouse (1931).

Price: $1000

#D35 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Mickey Cuts Up', 1931. Humorous animation drawing of Minnie Mouse as she lands in a watering can (and, of course, drenches Mickey Mouse with water). In this cartoon Mickey, Minnie and Pluto wreak gag-laden havoc in the garden during Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning in Minnie's yard turns out to be quite a chore for Mickey, who wrangles with a cat and a birdhouse, while Pluto creates havoc with a lawn mower. It is a final animation drawing created by a Disney animator in production of the animated cartoon, and a cel was made directly from it. Drawn in red and black pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet, the art measures 2.50' x 3.00'. The animator wrote the number '149' at the bottom to indicate this drawing's place in the scene. In excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. Certificate of authenticity is included.


#D42 - The Amazon Queen - 'Donald Duck Adventures #20 (Gladstone comic).', (1989).

Price: $395

#D42 - Walt Disney Studio - Gladstone - Donald Duck, 1989. This Full-figure original (working) drawing of Donald from 'The Amazon Queen' measures 6.75' X 4.50' and is matted. The Drawing is rendered in graphite pencil from the Donald Duck Adventures #20 (Gladstone comic). William Van Horn always enjoyed comics as a child, especially 'Mickey Mouse' as drawn by Floyd Gottfredson. He studied at the California College of Arts, after which he worked in the animation field for years. He left this field in 1977 and started to write children's books. It was not until 1985, when Van Horn created his first comic: 'Nervous Rex', about a small dinosaur. He contacted the American Disney publisher Gladstone in 1985. Van Horn had heard about the publisher's plans to create new Duck stories, and he was interested. Later on, William Van Horn moved from Gladstone to the Danish Egmont Comic Creation and has created over 800 'Duck' pages since. He introduced new characters to the Disney universe (Baron Itzy Bitzy, Rumpus McFowl). Van Horn has written nearly all of his own stories and he uses a very personal style in both his scenarios and artwork. In his stories, Van Horn focused on the absurdity of the situation, instead of the actual story line. This gives his comics a distinguished style, which is more slapstick than other Disney stories. Compared to other artists, the artwork in his stories is more vivid, or 'loosey-goosey', as he likes to call it.


#D46 - Sleeping Beauty, 'Fauna' (1959).

Price: $675

#D46 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Sleeping Beauty', 1959. This animation drawing of Fauna, one of the three magical fairies, was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in red and graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (12.50' X 15.50'), the art measures 3.50' X 5.50. The animator wrote the number '199C' at the top right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 3 peg hole sheet also includes Production Markings. In excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a beautiful princess was born ... a princess destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and become Sleeping Beauty. Masterful Disney animation and Tchaikovsky's celebrated musical score enrich the romantic, humorous and suspenseful story of the lovely Princess Aurora, the three magical fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and the valiant Prince Phillip, who vows to save his beloved princess. Phillips bravery and devotion are challenged when he must confront the overwhelming forces of evil conjured up by the wicked and terrifying Maleficent. Embark on a spectacular adventure of unprecedented scale and excitement in this thrilling, timeless Disney Classic.


#D51 - Walt Disney Studio - Dumb Bell Of The Yukon, 'Donald Duck' (1946).

Price: $660

#D51 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Dumb Bell Of The Yukon', 1946. This animation drawing of Donald Duck was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in blue, red and graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (10.00' X 12.00'), the art measures 7.50' X 5.50. The animator wrote the number '58' at the bottom right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 5 peg hole sheet also includes Production Markings by Disney Animator, Fred KopietzIn. Excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE.


#D33 - Mickey's Elephant, 'Mickey Mouse' (1936).

Price: $960

#D33 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Mickey's Elephant', 1936. This character study of Mickey Mouse is rendered in graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet, the art image measures 2.00' x 4.00'. Happy with his gift, Mickey makes a home for Bobo, his new elephant, incurring Pluto's jealousy. Putting pepper in Bobo's trunk, Pluto succeeds in not only getting Bobo's new home blown to bits, but his own doghouse as well.


#D37 - Out Of Scale, 'Chip', (1950).

Price: $460

#D37 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Out Of Scale', 1950. 'CHIP', the chipmunk is sweeping and cleaning his house, while Dale is gathering nuts for the winter, in this classic cartoon. This is a beautiful animation drawing rendered in Graphite and Red Pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet, measureing 2 1/2' x 3 1/2'. Left edge pin holes, right edge missing - very good condition.


#D36 - Mickey's Orphans, 'Pluto' (1931).

Price: $625

#D36 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Mickey's Orphans', 1931. Expressive animation drawing of Pluto depicts Mickey's canine companion with the deer's head on his hind-end is from a scene animated by Ben Sharpsteen in which Pluto plays a reindeer to Mickey Mouse as Santa. Drawn in pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet, the art measures 2 1/2' x 3 1/2'. The animator wrote the number '77' at the bottom to indicate this drawing's place in the scene. In excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. Certificate of authenticity is included. The short begins with Donald and Goofy in a very feminine looking moose outfit in which they have splattered with lipstick, face-powder and 'Deer Kiss' perfume to try to be a decoy for Mickey, who is hunting moose. We find out then that the perfume is very strong stuff due to the fact that a huge bull moose quickly rushing towards them through the forest towards them. But when the moose makes contact with them, it thrusts them from their costume, as a result they have to do a fan-dance, using snatched items of shrubbery, until they can reach the shelter of a rock so that they can swiftly get dressed again. After they get dressed, a determined bee goes into the back of the costume where Donald, acting the part of the hindquarters of the moose, goes stung. Then the bee lands of Goofy, and when Donald sees this, he swats vindictively at the bee and causes Goofy to tumble forward to kiss the bull moose. But in the end the deception is revealed and the pals flee from the moose's wrath.


#D39 - Donald's Penguin, 'Tootsie' (1939).

Price: $400

#D39 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Donald's Penguin', 1939. This rough animation drawing of Tootsie, the cute and troublesome penguin who comes to live with Donald Duck, was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet, the art measures 4' x 4 1/4'. The animator wrote the number '16' at the bottom to indicate this original's place in the scene. In excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. Howard Lowery certificate of authenticity. Donald Duck gets a baby penguin as a gift, and it causes so much trouble he nearly shoots it, causing it to disappear. Remorseful, Donald is overjoyed to see the penguin return and they hug affectionately.


#D47 - Dumb Bell Of The Yukon, 'Donald Duck' (1946).

Price: $660

#D47 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Dumb Bell Of The Yukon', 1946. This animation drawing of DONALD DUCK was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in blue and graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (10.00' X 12.00'), the art measures 7.50' X 5.50. The animator wrote the number '17' at the bottom right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 5 peg hole sheet also includes Production Markings by Disney Animator, Fred KopietzIn. Excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. COA provided by Mice, Ducks & Wabbits. Donald heads to the Yukon Territory to hunt up a fur coat for Daisy.


#D49 - Mickey's Fire Brigade, 'Donald Duck' (1935).

Price: $550

#D49 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Mickey's Fire Brigade ', 1935. This animation drawing of Donald Duck was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (10.00' X 12.00'), the art measures 3.00' X 3.50. The animator wrote the number '49 D' at the bottom right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 3 peg hole sheet. Excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE. Mickey, Donald and Goofy come to the aid of Clarabelle, who is relaxing in the bath, completely unaware that her house is on fire.


#D50 - Boat Builders, 'Mickey Mouse' (1938).

Price: $1340

#D50 - Walt Disney Studio - 'Boat Builders', 1938. This animation drawing of Mickey Mouse was created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in the animated cartoon. Drawn in red and graphite pencil on an untrimmed animation sheet (10.00' X 12.00'), the art measures 3.50' X 2.50. The animator wrote the number '15' at the bottom right to indicate place in the scene, rendered on 5 peg hole sheet also includes Production Markings by Disney Animator. Excellent condition showing only light handling from the animation process itself: VERY FINE.