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DescriptionFerdinand the Bull Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1938). Gentle, easygoing young bull Ferdinand watches a butterfly as it flutters past, in this original Courvoisier setup. Dick Rickard directed this stand-alone short, which was first shown in theaters on 11/25/1938. For years, it has been shown on television in various European countries that broadcast Disney's From All of Us to All of You every Christmas Eve. As in most Courvoisier setups, the figure cels are carefully trimmed to image and applied to a custom background painting. The foreground image of grass and daisies reveals a cut along the blades of grass, with the trimmed cel slipped in. This 3.75" tall cel can be seen in the film at the 1:01 mark. The butterfly that is first seen in the short at the 1:50 mark is also trimmed and mounted to the background; it had recently slipped off and has been lightly reattached. The setup is in the original Courvoisier hand-lettered mat, with an embossed ©WDE in the lower right corner. Mat opening is approximately 6.75" x 6.75", with an overall mat size of 14" x 14". On back of the setup is a trimmed Courvoisier sticker, a small "Copyright 1938 Walt Disney Productions" stamp, and a handwritten inventory number. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition.
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