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    Pluto Vintage Gag Drawing (Walt Disney, c.1930s). Created in 1930 by Walt Disney, the lovable Pluto is Mickey Mouses' best friend. Offered in this lot is a rare early Pluto gag drawing from the Disney Studios. Pluto appeared in 24 Mickey Mouse films before receiving his own series in 1937. All together Pluto appeared in 89 short films between 1930 and 1953. Several of these were nominated for an Academy Award, including The Pointer (1939), Squatter's Rights (1946), Pluto's Blue Note (1947), and Mickey and the Seal (1948). One of his films, Lend a Paw (1941), won the award in 1942. Because Pluto does not speak, his films generally rely on physical humor. This made Pluto a pioneering figure in character animation, by expressing personality through animation rather than dialogue. This fun gag drawing shows Pluto gulping down a string of weenies. The piece has the animator's ideas hand-written on the art, rendered in graphite with light color penciling on 12 field, 2-peghole animation paper. A GREAT Pluto image measuring 7" x 5". The drawing is signed Johnny in the lower right. Mild age-related toning and edge wear. Overall condition is Very Good.


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    October, 2020
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