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DescriptionMickey's Fire Brigade Animation Drawings Sequence of 4 (Walt Disney, 1935).
Mickey's Fire Brigade, the 1935 animated short subject film directed by Ben Sharpsteen and released on 8/3/35, features three bungling firefighters, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Their task is to rescue Clarabelle Cow from a burning hotel -- without interrupting her bath! In this sequence of four drawings we see Mickey wrestling with a firehose that seemingly has a mind of its own. Mickey's Fire Brigade used 16 animators plus Milt Kahl working as an inbetweener. You will see these images around the 2:15 mark in the short. The drawings were rendered in graphite with colored pencil on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper. Drawings are noted as number 8 (image size 6.5" x 3.25"), 11A (bulging hose and fire hydrant, image size 4.25" x 2.5"), #34 (image 8.5" x 2.75"), and #51 (image 7.5" x 2.75" plus added puffs of smoke). Great use of green and red pencils highlight the images. This is actual working production art with minor paper toning and handling, with a small peghole tear on drawing #11A and a few peghole reinforcements; overall condition is Very Good.
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