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DescriptionThe Autograph Hound Donald Duck Pair of Animation Drawings (Walt Disney, 1939).
"You leave him alone! He's Donald Duck!" And with those words, spoken by Shirley Temple, the hound becomes the hounded... Donald has been pestering an entire backlot's worth of Hollywood stars all day long - but when the studio is alerted to the fact that THE Donald Duck is visiting the lot, "Tinseltown's finest" mob him in a mad dash for his autograph. He has thus far been successful in eluding the studio security guard. Stars with whom Donald directly interacts include Greta Garbo, Mickey Rooney, Sonja Henie, Henry Armetta, and the Ritz Brothers. Many others make cameos in the finale. This Technicolor short was released on 9/1/39, and was directed by Jack King. Legendary animators Ward Kimball and Shamus Culhane both worked on the film as well. Fun fact: this was the first film in which Donald's trademark sailor's cap was colored blue, instead of white - though in posters for the film, the old coloring is used. These drawings are taken from the final shot in the film. Dozens of Hollywood stars have all flung their autograph books at Donald, quite literally burying him, and he has emerged with a giant scowl on his face. He is just about to be asked to sign the studio guard's autograph book... The image area measures roughly 6" x 4" and the drawing is rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper. Very Good condition.
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