Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Grasshopper and the Ant Color Model Cel and Background (Walt Disney, c. 1933). This attractive set-up had us puzzled, but we now believe this to be a Color Model cel and background, done during the early stages of production for Disney's 1934 adaptation of the classic Aesop Fable's story. The final version of this character changed, but both the cel and background illustration have all the hallmarks of being from the Disney studios. The Grasshopper has an approximate image area of 4" x 4", and the background (which is composed of two separate items -- the blue sky being on a separate piece glued to the tree and mushroom houses) measures 11" x 8.5". The cel is in Excellent condition; the background a solid Fine with some fading apparent in places. Overall, this is a rare and unusual item, sure to appeal to advanced Disney collectors.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2013
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 642

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 13 days left to consign to the 2018 November 15 - 17 Comics - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage runs one of the if not the most efficient/organized operations I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
    Sylvia F.,
    Sacramento, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,407,487
    2018 August 2 - 4 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 August 2 - 4 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $6,646,295