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    Invitation to the Dance Sinbad the Sailor Segment Animation Drawing by Gene Hazelton (MGM, 1952). This magical animation drawing features "Gene about to be beheaded" by two Arabian swordsmen. The truly astounding thing is that "Gene" is a reference to the film's star, Gene Kelly! Since 1944's Anchors Aweigh segment of Gene Kelly dancing with a cartoon Jerry Mouse was so popular, MGM decided to try it again in the wordless Invitation to the Dance. Filmed in 1952, it was not released until 1956 because the studio was unsure of the marketability of a "non-talkie." This great animation drawing is by animation design and comic strip artist Gene Hazelton. It is graphite with red and blue color pencil, on 12 field, 3-peghole animation paper. The scene measures 12" x 7". In Fine condition.

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