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    Mickey's Circus Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1936). "Introducing Captain Donald Duck - and his performing sea lions!" And with these fateful words, the debacle begins... This Silly Symphony was released on August 8, 1936. Ben Sharpsteen directs - and among those who worked on the short were Disney titans Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, and Shamus Culhane. In this short, Mickey plays a circus ringmaster who is holding a special free performance for the local orphanage. However, Donald's unruly sea lion family does not know how to take orders - the chaos they bring almost ends in destroying the entire circus. The above dialogue can be overheard during the exact shot from which this drawing is taken, near the start of the film; Ringmaster Mickey is standing on a small platform and giving "Captain Donald" a very spirited introduction. Rendered in graphite, he stands 4" tall; highlights in his silk top hat, and his shadow beneath him are both in colored pencil. There are also notes to the inkers. Drawing made on 12 f paper, with 5-pegholes along bottom, very slight handling, light toning; in Fine condition.

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