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DescriptionNeptune Nonsense Felix the Cat Model Sheet Original Art (Van Buren Studio, 1936). Felix the Cat was the very first animated cartoon superstar. His screen antics began in 1919, produced by the Pat Sullivan Studio. Felix's black and white silent shorts (with comic-style word balloons) were made by Sullivan until 1928. In the 1930s, Van Buren Studio produced three new Felix shorts, in color and with sound. Here is an original hand-drawn model sheet from the second short in the series, Neptune Nonsense. It's in graphite on a sheet of 10" x 6.75" animation paper with two top pegholes. There are nine great head drawings with Felix happy, angry, stubborn, and blinking his eyes; each head is approximately 2.5". Burt Gillett, a former Sullivan Studio staffer, was in charge of the three cartoons produced at Van Buren. A Howard Lowery COA is included. Very Good condition with a pin hole and faint paperclip mark at the top.
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