Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Tortoise and the Hare Baseball Diamond Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1935). "I was just warming up... here's a better trick!" says Max Hare to his adoring fans as he proceeds to pitch a baseball, hit the baseball, and then catch the same baseball to showcase his speed. This short begins with the hanging banner that reads "Big Race -- Tortoise vs Hare!" This is an original hand-painted 12 field production background from the baseball trick scene, at about 6:30 into the short. This Silly Symphony short was directed by Wilfred Jackson and released on 1/5/35. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. This beautiful background painting of home plate (turned the wrong way!) is painted in gouache on 12 field 2-peghole animation board. Extremely rare! Minor handling and edge wear. Studio stamps in bottom border. Very Good condition, with vibrant colors!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,901

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 19 days left to consign to the 2021 March 27 - 28 The Art of the Disney Theme Park/Disney Storybook Art Collection Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has done, and continues to do, a great job selling our collection.
    Bruce Scott,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search