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    Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse with Minnie Mouse and Plane Animation Drawings Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1928-29). The Mickey Mouse short Plane Crazy was first shown as a silent film to a test audience on May 15,1928. That showing makes it technically the first Mickey Mouse cartoon shown theatrically. It was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Ub reportedly worked six straight weeks on it, with help from Hugh Harmon and Rudy Ising. Sound was later added and this short was formally released to the general public on March 17,1929, making it the fourth sound Mickey Mouse cartoon released. This is a MATCHED pair of 12 field 2-peghole animation drawings of the plane on one sheet and Mickey and Minnie as they sit in the cockpit of the plane in another. You can see this very animated sequence at around the 4:08 mark, right before the steeple "ducks" to avoid their plane. This pair of drawings is attributed to the hand of Disney Legend Mr. Ub Iwerks (1901 - 1971). Both matched drawings are on 12 field 2-peg animation paper. Plane drawing is marked 302 with a blue stamped 175 on back. The plane and trail of smoke is an amazing 10" long, making it one of the single largest Plane Crazy drawings we have seen. Minor handling wear, edge wear, small tear in one peghole. Very light crease in top corner and through the center. The second Ub Iwerks drawing is Minnie holding on in fear to Mickey Mouse while in the cockpit. It's in graphite on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper; 366 is written in bottom right, with "w302 written beside it in the bottom border. A blue 211 stamp is in the upper right corner. One of the single most impressive set of drawings from this historic early Mickey Mouse short we have offered to date. Drawing number two has minor handling and edge wear. Overall, both are in Good condition.

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