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DescriptionElmer Elephant Vintage Animation Drawings Sequence of 5 (Walt Disney, 1936).
Elmer Elephant was directed by Wilfred Jackson and released on 3/28/36. Many animation giants contributed to this short, including Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Ham Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman. The "stars" of this film weren't just the animators - famed artists Ferdinand Horvath and Maurice Noble were responsible for the layouts and backgrounds. Their talents were put to good use, as the jungle setting of the film is exploited with masterful handling to provide a lush and gorgeously-detailed stage for the characters. This is especially apparent in the opening shot of Elmer walking against a pan background, which closely resembles those from of The Jungle Book, which would come 30 years later! Apart from a couple of cameos here and there, the character of Elmer never again starred in his own short. Elmer later appeared in the newspaper funny pages, and was quite popular in merchandising, but this was his only animated appearance. From Elmer Elephant we have a superb sequence of vintage five drawings. The drawings were rendered in graphite with colored pencil highlights. Image sizes average 6" tall on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper. Mild handling and age-related toning. Otherwise, Very Good condition.
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