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DescriptionFantasia Sunflower Color Model Drawing (Walt Disney, 1940). The classic Walt Disney animated feature film, Fantasia, was released in theatrical roadshow engagements held in thirteen U.S. cities on 11/13/40. The film gained a huge cult following since its first release, and is notably important to the film industry as a milestone in the creation of the modern music video. From Fantasia we have a fantastic color model drawing of Sunflower. Sunflower is one of the minor protagonists from The Pastoral Symphony segment. Though she appeared in the film while it was in theaters, she has been removed from all releases of the film since 1969 due to perpetuating a racial stereotype. This image of Sunflower was rendered in graphite and red pencil on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper. Sunflower measures 6.25" tall and includes color callouts noted on the piece. The artwork also has a studio stamp in the lower left corner indicating the production number, scene and sequence number. Animator's timing sheet notes are hand-written along the right side of the drawing. Color model drawings are considered by discerning collectors to be very desirable and a "must have" for any collection. The piece is floated in a frame measuring 19" x 17" with Plexiglas. Frame sold as-is. The artwork has very mild age-related toning. Very Good condition.
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