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    Disneyland Vacationland Magazine "Happy Birthday Donald Duck" Cover Illustration by Charles Boyer (Walt Disney, 1984). Charles Boyer was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2005. He began with Disney in the Marketing Department in 1960 and became the first Official Artist of Disneyland. He ended up working for Disney for 39 years, retiring in 1999. He is the proclaimed "Norman Rockwell of Disney." His most famous painting was his Walt Disney Triple Self Portrait. This is a rare Chares Boyer published original painting, done for the Walt Disney Company's massive "Happy 50th Birthday Donald Duck" campaign. It was the cover for the Summer 1984 issue. The painting depicts eleven classic Disney characters presenting Donald Duck with his birthday cake. Br'er Fox holds a sign reading "Happy Birthday Donald" (with "The Gang" added to the published art). Also at the party are Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Br'er Bear, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto, and Daisy Duck! Painting is hand-signed by the artist in the bottom right corner. A copy of the magazine is included. Charles Boyer published original paintings are considered very rare. Matted with an opening of 9" x 11" and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 15" x 17". Frame sold as-is. Art condition is Very Good.

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