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DescriptionPeter Pan Group of 2 Animation Drawings (Walt Disney, 1953).
"To Peter with love from Wendy. Do not open till 6 o'clock." A suspenseful moment in the film, Peter Pan reads aloud a gift tag on a surprise gift he has just received from "Wendy." However, the audience is privy to information that Peter is not: the gift is a really bomb - and it's from Captain Hook! With the release of this film, the Disney Studios enjoyed a return to the box office success of their earlier features after the (initially) disappointing returns of Alice in Wonderland. The film was even entered into the Cannes Film Festival for that season! The film, based on James M. Barrie's popular stage play, was released on February 5, 1953 and was the studio's 14th animated feature film. It was also to be final animated feature released through RKO before the formation of Disney's in-house Buena Vista Distribution. This was the last film on which all of Disney's famous Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators. Interestingly, it was also to be the last feature which famed animator Ward Kimball would work on. Disney child star Bobby Driscoll provided Peter's distinctive voice - and was the first male to play Peter Pan in a film. (Traditionally, both in stage and film versions of the story, the role had nearly always gone to a woman.) This is a beautiful pair of enormous original animation drawings that were used near the climax of the film. Both are taken from the same shot, as Peter looks impatiently as his wall clock with the tomahawk pendulum, waiting for 6 o'clock. Very large image area on both drawings measures 7.5" x 9". They are rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 16 field 3-peghole paper. They are matted and framed under Plexiglass, with mat openings of 15" x 12.5" in a 37" x 18" frame. Frame is sold as-is. Drawings have minor handling wear. In Fine condition.
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