Education of Death: The Making of a Nazi Painted Pan Background (Walt Disney, 1943). One of the most dramatic of all the Disney Studio World War II propaganda films is this one, created from the Gregor Ziemer book of the same name. It was directed by Clyde Geronimi with most of the animation done by Ward Kimball, released to theaters on 1/14/43. Here is the pan hand-painted production background of the "War Clouds," which can first be seen at around the 9:05 mark. This is the red sky behind the long sequence of a little boy marching, becoming a teenager, and then as a Nazi soldier. The background is an amazing 48" x 10". On the backside are Disney Studio stamps and the handwritten notation, "OK Gerry" and "Sc. 98." A clear pan cel is taped over the background. This four-foot pan background of the War Clouds and Sky has been folded for storage and has three fold lines, but without breaking the color; it does appear the background will lay flat if framed. A very dramatic painting from an important film. Good condition.

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