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    Bellboy Donald Donald Duck Animation Production Cel with Courvoisier Background with Walt Disney Signature (Walt Disney, 1942). Showcased here is a one-of-a-kind hand-inked and hand-painted production cel of Donald Duck, placed on a custom airbrushed Courvoisier background -- it's one awesome Donald Duck showpiece. Bellboy Donald was directed by Jack King, and its story was written by none other than Disney Legends Carl Barks and Jack Hannah. Donald works as a hotel bellboy and he has just received a badge that admonishes, "The customer is always right" in this cartoon, released on December 18, 1942. Right or not, boarder Pete soon arrives with Junior and they cause Donald all kinds of hilarious havoc. The cel is in its original Courvoisier mat, with its WDP stamp in the left corner. The mat window opening measures 4" x 6", and most noteworthy of all -- the overmat is hand-signed by Walt Disney. This is not the more common studio employee signature, but rather, a genuine signature by Mr. Disney. This signature was boldly written in blue crayon. The Donald image measures a full five-inches tall. It's one of the best "pure" Donald Duck cels we've seen in a long while. There's some slight separation under the arm, and in the top front of Donald's hat. This cel also has shifted out of its mat, but that's easy to rectify; otherwise, this masterwork is in Very Good condition.

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    July, 2014
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