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    Flowers and Trees Title Card/Master Background (Walt Disney, 1932). United Artists Pictures was the third independent distributor for Walt Disney Productions. They came after Pat Powers Celebrity Productions and Colombia Pictures. They distributed Disney films from 1932 - 1937. Their distribution included 53 Mickey Mouse Shorts and 41 Silly Symphony shorts. United Artists refused to distribute Silly Symphony shorts unless Disney associated Mickey Mouse with them. This is why you see on some opening title cards "Mickey Mouse Presents a Walt Disney Silly Symphony" or a Mickey face title card. This is the opening title card background for the landmark Silly Symphony short, Flowers and Trees. A cel with the show title would be in the open space and copyright information on the bottom space, again, all on cel. This is the Master gouache on board opening title background. This short was directed by Burt Gillett and released on 7/30/32. Major animation was done by David Hand and Les Clark. The short would go on to win the Academy Award for best cartoon short. In this lot is real a piece of cartoon history! The opening title background is in a frame of 17" x 15" with a mat opening of 11" x 9". Frame is sold as-is. Artwork is in Very Good condition.

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