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DescriptionSociety Dog Show Pluto and Judge Animation Drawings Sequence of 5 (Walt Disney, 1939). "Of all the - Is this a dog?" Mickey will try anything to get Pluto into this ritzy dog show - including improvising a pair of roller skates to strap on his hapless canine friend. After being shown the door, Pluto ends up saving the day. A clumsy photographer starts a fire and, in a thrilling climax featuring some dynamite animation, Pluto makes a harrowing rescue - saving his crush, Fifi the Peke. Many Disney greats worked on this short, including Shamus Culhane, Fred Moore, John Lounsbery, and Norm Ferguson, and it certainly shows in the results! Bill Roberts directs. Released on February 3rd, 1939, this short was the last to feature Mickey's pie-eyed design; for his next outing, Mickey's Surprise Party, he would receive an updated look, now familiar to legions of moviegoers. These enormous animation drawings depict the gruff judge manhandling poor Pluto - who, understandably, loses his patience with the haughty fellow. One drawing of the judge standing alone with his hands on his hips would have been a color model drawing, used by the Ink and Paint Department as a reference for painting cels. Notes pertaining to the inking and painting process (also known as "color call outs") are present in the periphery of the drawing. The judge is also depicted as he eyes Pluto closely, hands behind his back - and another two show him inspecting Pluto's teeth. The color model drawing is in Fair condition. There is noticeable edge wear and toning of the paper; there is also a tear along the top edge of the paper (image unaffected). Remaining four drawings are in Good to Very Good condition. Characters are rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper.
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