Disney Animation Sample Portfolio Original Art (c. 1940s). This fascinating collection of cels, drawings, and memorabilia came from the estate of Mali McCormack, one of the pioneering female animation artists used by Walt Disney Studios in the Ink and Paint department. Inside is a treasure trove of incredible items, including: McCormack's original portfolio that has on the inside front cover her "Screen Cartoonist" and "National Writers Club" membership cards and a 1940 Disney Burbank Studios in-house program for an animation art show in which she participated; trimmed color cell of a cat, maybe from Pinocchio; group of nine trimmed painted cells, mounted on one board, seven of Jiminy Cricket and two of cats; two inked outline cells of Donald Duck on a polo pony, one with open eyes, one with black filled eyes; inked outline cel of Donald; inked outline cel of a singing chicken; inked outline cel of Daisy and Donald; inked outline cel of Snow White; inked outline cel of cat from Pinocchio, dated July 3, 1940; inked outline cel of donkey from Fantasia; group of five graphite and red pencil drawings; inked outline cel of Geppetto from Pinocchio; several miscellaneous pencil drawings by Mali, including Mickey and Pinocchio; and Mali's three Donald Duck style guide copies. An incredible, historic collection for any serious animation collector! Items range from Good to Excellent condition.

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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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