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    The Band Concert Original Production Layout Drawing by Les Clark (Walt Disney, 1935). Les Clark (1907 - 1979) began with Walt Disney Studios in 1927. He quickly became the go-to guy for Mickey Mouse animation in the studio's early days. He is a Disney Legend Inductee and one of "Walt's Nine Old Men." This is an original layout drawing from the Les Clark estate and is believed to be an early version Mickey from the bee sequence in The Band Concert. This short was directed by Wilfred Jackson and released on 2/23/35. It was the first Mickey Mouse theatrical short to be released in color. Only a theater promo clip for the Academy Awards had Mickey in color prior to this. The Band Concert is listed as #3 in Jerry Beck's book, The 50 Greatest Cartoons. This short is also considered by critics to be one of Mickey Mouse's greatest roles. The 8" x 5.5" character image is rendered in graphite with red pencil highlights on 12 field, 5-peghole animation paper. This piece was originally sold at the Les Clark Estate sale in the early 1990s. Minor handling and edge wear. Overall Very Good condition.

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