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    Dumbo Jim Crow Production Cel Courvoisier Setup Signed by Walt Disney (Walt Disney, 1941). An original hand-inked and painted animation cel of Jim Crow from Dumbo, placed on a custom hand-painted background. This was created by the Courvoisier Company, which was licensed by Disney to make special presentations using actual animation cels. The setup came with a cream-colored mat with a WDP Original stamp and hand-lettered caption. This piece has the distinction of having been personally signed by Walt Disney himself. The story we've often heard is that Walt kept a box of crayons in his desk for the children of visiting dignitaries, and when he did sign something, this is what he used (as opposed to "autographs" created by studio artists, done in ink). This one is boldly signed in green crayon, and since this piece once belonged to a Disney employee, we have every confidence this came from Walt's hand. The image of Jim Crow smoking his cigar is great. The trimmed cel has begun to curl in places, with paint loss in the tip of his hat, cigar, and foot, but is still a nice 4" image; there are a few smudges on the background as well. The art has an additional mat and is framed with glass to an overall size of 19.5" x 20.5". Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
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