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    Fantasia "Nutcracker Suite" Concept Drawing Original Art (Walt Disney, 1940). A fantastic piece of concept art from "The Nutcracker Suite" sequence in Fantasia. The sequence consisted of a selection of pieces from Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, a personified depiction of the changing of the seasons; first from summer to autumn, and then from autumn to winter. It features dances by animated fairies, fish, flowers, mushrooms, and leaves. This concept art piece was rendered in pastel on black paper and is believed to be from the hand of Jules Engle (1909 - 2003). Engel is an Oscar nominee and a Winsor McCay Award winner. He choreographed the famous hippopotamus/alligator dance, the bottle-dancing Cossack thistles and the mushroom ballet in Fantasia. It is alleged to be his signature lightly signed on this piece. Concept artists may be required for nothing more than preliminary artwork, or be part of a creative team until a project reaches fruition as Engle was. The artwork is enclosed in a glass-fronted frame of 13" x 12" with a matboard aperture of 8" x 7". Frame sold as-is. Artwork condition is Very Good.

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