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    Song of the South Publicity Illustration Original Art (Walt Disney, 1946). "Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah!" oh my, what a wonderful lot! This is an outstanding hand-painted studio publicity artwork created to promoted the Walt Disney Studio 1946 holiday season release of Song of the South. Who better to promote this film than the reigning studio superstar at the time, Mr. Donald Duck! This film had a lavish studio premiere at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, on November 12, 1946. This publicity artwork is most likely from the hand of Mr. Hank Porter (1900 - 1951), in the studio publicity department. It's a great painting of Donald Duck in his Santa hat, painting a toy Br'er Bear, with toys of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox nearby. Trimmed and mounted photos of Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) and Ginny (Luana Patton) stand on top of a toy wind up music box. Donald as Santa making toys really showcases the timeframe of this film's release. This magnificent painting is in gouache on light board, framed with Plexiglas for a size of 17.5" x 21" with a mat opening of 9" x 13". Slight paint line above Donald's head where the shade of red above is slightly darker; we believe this might be from the artist resizing the image to fit a certain format. Frame is sold as-is. Artwork condition is Very Good.

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    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
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