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    Donald's Cousin Gus Donald Duck Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1939). Donald tries everything to evict his freeloading cousin Gus before he is eaten out of house and home in this short. It was directed by Jack King; this image can be seen around the 4:57 mark. Aside from featuring a very rare character (Gus Goose), this cartoon has true historical significance as it was the first ever pre-recorded film to be televised in the United States, airing as part of NBC's "first night" of sponsored programming on May 3, 1939. It's a beautifully detailed original production drawing of Donald measuring of 5" x 5.25". He's rendered in graphite with red and green pencil, on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper, and numbered 10 in the lower right corner. To the right of the art is a timing chart and an array of inker's notes in red pencil. The piece shows minor handling and tanning; otherwise, condition is Fine.

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    May, 2019
    26th Sunday
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