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    Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing Original Art (Walt Disney, 1928). Walt Disney once said it all started with a mouse; well, this is the film that started it, 90 years ago this year. This is an outstanding and extremely rare 12 field 2-peghole animation drawing of Mickey Mouse from his first widely released cartoon, Steamboat Willie. After Pete kicks Mickey and he falls down the stairs, Mickey is met by a laughing parrot. He sees a pail of water and throws it over the parrot's head. You can see this at the 1:28 mark into the short. Guess Mickey had a temper, 90 years ago! Opening title card reads "A Walt Disney Comic by Ub Iwerks." Walt Disney directed this short, with most all animation done by Ub Iwerks (1901-1971). This film was named #13 in Jerry Beck's book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. Also, in 1998, this film was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry. Great full-figure graphite image, with a size of 3" x 5". Blue stamped 87 is on reverse, with "90" written in the bottom right corner. This drawing is attributed to the hand of Ub Iwerks. This pure piece of Disney history is matted with an opening of 12.5" x 10", and framed using Plexiglas, with an overall size of 19" x 17". A print of an actual screen grab of this drawing is included. Frame is sold as-is, artwork has minor handling and edge wear. Condition is Very Good.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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