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DescriptionFerdinand the Bull Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1938). "Now Ferdinand, why don't you play with all the other little bulls, and butt your head?" asks Ferdinand's patient and understanding mother, as her son sits under a cork tree. "I like it better here, where I can just sit quietly and smell the flowers!" is his reply. This sweet stand-alone Disney short was directed by Dick Rickard, and released to theaters on 11/25/1938. It has remained very popular to this day, especially in Europe, where it's annually shown on television on Christmas Eve. This is a lovely Courvoisier setup of that opening scene with Ferdinand and his mother, with each cel meticulously trimmed to image and set on a custom airbrushed painting of the "cork tree" (with bottle corks hanging from its branches). The cel of Mother Cow is can be seen in the film at the 1:27 mark, with Ferdinand a few seconds later, at the 1:38 mark. Ferd's image size is 4", while Mother is 6". The exceptionally nice setup is in the original hand-lettered mat, but with a "WDE" copyright embossed in the lower right corner instead of the usual "WDP" stamp under the mat opening. The opening measures 9.75" x 8", with an overall mat size of 18" x 17.25". On back is a trimmed Courvoisier sticker, plus a small "Copyright 1938 Walt Disney Productions" stamp and a handwritten inventory number. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition.
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