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    Grim Natwick Character Concept Sketches Group of 4 (Max Fleischer, c. 1930s). Myron "Grim" Natwick (1890 - 1990) is best known for drawing the Fleischer Studios' most popular character, Betty Boop. While working for the Fleischer studios in 1939, Natwick was in charge of drawing the Prince and the Princess for Gulliver's Travels. He also helped to animate Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, Mr. Magoo, Popeye, Felix the Cat and many other 1940s and '50s cartoons. In this lot are four very rare sheets of character concept sketches. The sketches were rendered in graphite on 12 field, 2-peghole animation paper. One piece has sketches on front and back. Grim is considered an "animator's animator" having influenced many of the greats in the field. Former Grim assistants include legendary animators; Walter Lantz (1899 - 1994), Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002), and Marc Davis (1913 - 2000). These three pieces show some insight into the process of creating good characters for animation. These historically important pieces have age-related toning with normal handling and edge wear. Good condition.

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