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    Fantasia Concept Art Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1940). Presented are a pair of original concept pieces created in the early development stage of this vaunted Disney classic. Fantasia got its start simply as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, an elaborate Silly Symphonies short designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse. As production costs grew higher than what the short could earn, Disney decided to include it in a feature-length film with other segments set to classical pieces. Included in this lot is an original concept drawing of Mount Olympus from the "Pastoral Symphony" segment of the film. It is rendered in charcoal on 12" x 10" paper. With it is an original hand-painted preliminary background from the "Dance of the Hours" segment. It is beautifully rendered in gouache on 12 field 5-peghole background board with early production numbers and notes along the bottom border. The final version of this concept is strikingly similar and can be seen at the 1:40:07 mark in the film. This is a rare opportunity to own two original masterworks from one of Disney Studios' most ambitious early films. Both show handling. The charcoal has some smudges around the border and the painting shows heavy edge wear with bits of the white border along the bottom, left corners and some of the painted area at the top torn away. Overall condition for the lot is Good.

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