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    Mickey Plays Papa Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1934). "The clock struck 12, a mysterious figure prowled about. It was a perfect time for a burglary!" reads Mickey Mouse in bed, from a book titled "The Cry in the Night." This is an outstanding hand-painted pre-production/production background from the Burt Gillett-directed Mickey Mouse short that was released on 9/29/34. Art is in gouache on 12 field 2-peghole background sheet. You can see this image at 2:21 when Mickey and Pluto are startled by a baby crying. Backgrounds for this early timeframe from a Mickey Mouse short are considered very rare. Tape on backside, off left border. Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.

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