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    The Country Cousin Monty Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1936). This Silly Symphony short starred Abner Countrymouse and Monty Citymouse. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson, and released to theaters on 10/31/36; this cartoon won the Academy Award for best animated short. Abner gets a telegram from his cousin Monty that reads, "Leave Podunk and come to visit me in the city." Abner hops a train and the adventure begins. This is a rare, hand-inked, hand-painted, trimmed nitrate cel of Monty showing Abner the finer points on dining, as he takes him up to the dinner table in the home where he resides. He plucks a piece of cheese, smells it, breaks it in half, and in an elegant manner, eats it. You can see this around 2:31 mark in to the short. The nitrate cel is trimmed to 9.5" x 10". Nitrate cels not trimmed to image from this era are very rare; this one has a stunning large image of Monty measuring 7". Very slight lines of separation in the white of his shirt and in the palm of his hand; otherwise, in a very presentable, Good condition.

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