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    Donald's Cousin Gus Donald Duck and Gus Goose Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1939). Donald is trying to evict his freeloading cousin Gus before he is eaten out of house and home in this original production drawing from the short directed by Jack King. This image can be seen around the 4:58 mark as Gus flips through the transom and evicts Donald instead. Aside from featuring a very rare character (Gus Goose), this cartoon has true historical significance as it was the first ever pre-recorded film to be televised in the United States, airing as part of NBC's "first night" of sponsored programming on May 3, 1939. It's a brilliantly rendered image of both Donald and Gus displaying incredible movement through the use of blurred features. The artwork measures approximately 6" x 8", rendered in graphite with red, green, yellow pencil on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper, and is numbered C19 in the lower right corner. The piece shows minor handling and tanning; otherwise, condition is Fine.

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