Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Good Scouts Theatrical Poster Preliminary Art (Walt Disney/RKO, 1938). Exceptional preliminary artwork of Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey, and Louie for the RKO theatrical poster, featuring hand-drawn artwork attributed to Hank Porter. This was only the second appearance of the nephews in a theatrical short. Jack King was director of the short, with some of the animation done by Jack Hannah; it was released to theaters on 7/8/38, and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award. It is significant in Donald Duck history, in that the story was written via storyboards created by the Duck Man himself, Carl Barks, along with Harry Reeves (there's a classic photo of Barks and Reeves "acting out" the storyboard, which can be found online; it also appears on page 19 of the deluxe Uncle Scrooge: His Life and Times book). Barks would later create a scout-like "Junior Woodchucks" organization for the nephews in his comic book stories. "RKO Radio Pictures in Technicolor" is in light blue at border of this very polished drawing, done in graphite with red pencil highlights on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper. Nice images of 3" and 4". Matted with an opening size of 8" x 11.5", and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 13.75" x 17.25". Some minor creases, and a paperclip mark along the bottom edge. Very Good overall condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    9th-10th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 524

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 21 - 23 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage runs one of the if not the most efficient/organized operations I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
    Sylvia F.,
    Sacramento, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,033
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,067,735