Disney Drawing Mickey’s Orphans, ‘Pluto’ (1931) #D36

$270.00

#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.

Description

#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.