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    Fantasia Hippos Studio Model Sheet (Walt Disney, 1940). Disney artists struggled with the ballet dance of Hyacinth Hippo from the "Dance of the Hours" segment in Disney's classic animated feature Fantasia. It's rumored that having never seen a plus-sized ballerina, Disney animators brought in a woman of substance from the Ink and Paint department and filmed her dancing to help capture her movements. This model sheet is presumably the result of hours of study by the animation directors for this character. Printed on 11" x 14" photographic paper, it shows ten full-figure images of hippos in various ballet poses. Models like this were used by animators to reference character poses and expressions and are considered highly collectible as official studio documents from the production of the films. Framed under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 9.5" x 13" in an 18" x 22" frame. It exhibits light handling and use; otherwise, condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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