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    Fantasia Ben Ali Gator and Hyacinth Hippo Character Design Drawing by Earl Hurd (Walt Disney, 1940). An original character design drawing of Ben Ali Gator and Hyacinth Hippo from the "Dance of the Hours" section, in detailed graphite on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper, with 5" images. This drawing is from the hand of pioneering director, animator, and comic strip artist Earl Hurd (1880 - 1940). Mr. Hurd was a character designer for this section of the film; he also worked for early animation studios run by J. R. Bray, Paul Terry, and Ub Iwerks. The back side of the art is stamped, "Concert Feature Seq. 10, Sketch # 400, Artist Hurd, Dated July 11, 1939." There is thin white tape from a previous matting along the top border, nowhere near the image area. There is a very slight discoloration along the outer borders and minor handling, but the image remains in Fine condition.

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