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    Bongo Storybook Illustrations Original Art by Edgar Starr Group of 5 (Walt Disney/Simon & Schuster, 1947). The "Bongo" segment of Fun and Fancy Free is an unheralded Disney treasure. One of the Disney Studio background painters, Ed Starr worked on such classic films as Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Song of the South; he illustrated the story of Bongo for a Big Golden Book edition, and the results were pure magic. On his blog, former Disney artist Andreas Deja states that Mr. Starr "poured his heart and soul into these paintings," and we couldn't agree more. Here's a fantastic collection of five color illustrations from the book, featuring characters from the film: Bongo tossing pine cones in the air after "liberating" himself (approximate image size 6.5" x 7.5"; a color print of the published page is included); an incredible painting of a lovely Lulubelle wading in water (image 11.25" x 9"); Bongo falling in love with Lulubelle as a bear cub cupid bangs him on the head and another aims an arrow (12.25" x 9.5"); a menacing-looking Lumpjaw as he clears trees in his path (7" x 8"); and a victorious Bongo carried away on the shoulders of the other bears (10" x 9"). Wow! Art is in gouache on Bristol board and illustration board; two of the pieces have protective clear acetate overlays. Overall art condition is Very Good with handling wear.

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