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    Bill Posters Barn Exterior Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1940). This great Donald Duck and Goofy cartoon begins with them walking to work humming and whistling the Snow White song "Whistle While You Work." This short was directed by Clyde Geronimi and released on 5/17/40. This is magnificent oversized pan hand-painted trimmed production background. In the short, Goofy has trouble getting his posters up due to a windmill, while Donald is having trouble too, thanks to a pesky goat. This background was used in the Donald Duck and Goat sequences. It was seen multiple times. You can find it around the 2:01 mark and then again around the 4:32 mark. Amazing piece of artwork of the barn, the goat's house and landscape. Background board is in gouache/watercolor, with an amazing size of 53" x 9.5"; the painted background area takes up 43" x 8". There are paintbrush dap marks on both side borders that are quite attractive. This is truly a magnificent and large piece of production artwork. All this needs now is a great Donald Duck and Goofy cel! Studio stamps on reverse. Some tape on border, with minor handling and edge wear. In Very Good condition.

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    June, 2019
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