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DescriptionBoat Builders Vintage Layout Drawing (Walt Disney, 1938).
Walt Disney's animated short film, Boat Builders was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and released on 2/25/38. In this short, Mickey Mouse and his friends Donald Duck and Goofy attempt to build a boat, which is made from fold-out parts. The instructions simply say "All You Do Is Put It Together" and "Even A Child Can Do It." They name their new boat Queen Minnie and set out on their maiden voyage which turns out to be their last when the boat collapses as she sets sail, thanks to Minnie Mouse hitting the champagne bottle to christen the boat just a little too hard. This is a wonderful layout drawing of the ships Figurehead which Goofy believes to be an actual woman. This one-of-a-kind piece was hand-drawn using graphite and colored pencil on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper. The holes have been repositioned and reinforced. The artwork shows toning due to age as well as two very tiny holes near the top center, well away from the image area. This rare piece of animation art is over 80 years old! Good condition.
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