Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Eyvind Earle Grand Canyonscope Donald Duck and Louie the Mountain Lion Color Key/Concept Art (Walt Disney, 1954). "Start Digging" yells Park Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore at the 6:01 mark of this Donald Duck theatrical short. This is original background color key/concept art of Donald Duck and Louie the Mountain Lion beginning their clean-up to restore the Grand Canyon to its original shape, after they've ruined it! This is from the hand of Eyvind Earle who did backgrounds for this short. It was directed by Charles Nichols and was only the second Disney cartoon to be released in CinemaScope. Gouache on board measuring 12" x 5". It's interesting that Donald is in his Blue Sailor outfit here, where in the film he is in a purple outfit. This background Color Key is hand-signed in the bottom right corner by Eyvind Earle. His shorts work at Disney is very hard to find, so consider this your lucky break! Pinholes in the corners and a "Property of Disney" stamp on the reverse. Fine condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,109

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 39 days left to consign to the 2021 February 27 - 28 The Art of the Disney Theme Park/Disney Storybook Art Collection Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Working with Barry Sandoval - his communication skills and thoroughness are outstanding.
    Peter K.,
    Aberdeen, SD
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search