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    Fantasia "The Insect Ballet" Unused Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1940). Extensive plans were made to include "The Insect Ballet" into Fantasia, using music from "The Flight of the Bumble Bee." On September 14th, Walt Disney suggested having a bee appear to fly beyond the confines of the movie screen, projected onto the walls of the theater. Samuel Armstrong did a great deal of work on this section. Eventually the music appeared in Melody Time. This is an elaborate concept painting for the unused "Insect Ballet" section. This unused concept is written in great detail in Charles Solomon's book The Disney That Never Was. Gouache on board, matted with an opening stretching 36" long, and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 44.5" x 18". An amazing detailed painting which showcases how far along they were on this section. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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