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    The Litterbug Donald Duck Layout Drawings by Joe Hale Group of 6 (Walt Disney, 1961). "The Mountain Bug is drawn to woodland splendor" goes the narrator as cars head up to the hills, in this Ham Luske-directed cartoon. This early ecology-minded film was the final Donald Duck short, released on 6/21/1961. Here's a very rare set of original layout drawings from this important cartoon, all drawn by veteran Disney artist Joe Hale. These drawings are all from the "Mountain Bug" sequence in the film, as nature-lover Donald camps out, bringing a mess of items with him. The 16 field layout drawing of Donald as he pours cans into a pot and then tossed them behind him, can be seen at about the 6:24 mark in online viewings. There are two drawings of Donald's campsite, loaded with boxes filled with enough food to feed a small army. The second of these adds even more boxes and food items. Two drawings are of the forest animals, as they sing "Litterbug, shame on you" while Donald drives away. One is of the moose alone, in graphite and blue pencil; one includes the moose and other animals as they surround a sign; and finally, we have a drawing that sums it all up - the sign reads "Keep Your Country Beautiful", sans the animals, and with litter seen everywhere. All art is in graphite except where noted; most of the drawings are signed by Joe Hale. Very Good condition with minor handling and edge wear.

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