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    Sleeping Beauty Fauna Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1959).
    Princess Aurora is named after the Roman goddess of the dawn "because she fills her father and mother's lives with sunshine." At her christening, the three good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather arrive to bless her. Flora gives her the gift of beauty, which is described in a song as "gold of sunshine in her hair" and "lips that shame the red, red rose". Fauna gives her the gift of song. At this point, Maleficent, the "mistress of all evil", appears on the scene. Claiming to be upset at not being invited, she curses Aurora to die when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle before the sun sets on her 16th birthday. Fortunately, Merryweather has not yet given her a gift, so she uses hers to change Maleficent's curse, so Aurora will not die when she pricks her finger; instead, she will sleep until she is awakened by True Love's Kiss. In this lot we have a terrific production drawing of Fauna as she gives the princess her "gift of song." Fauna measures 8.5" tall in this 16 field animation drawing. The pieces was rendered in graphite on 3-peghole animation paper. The center peghole has been reinforced. Normal handling and edge wear. The piece is in Very Good condition.


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