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    The Mouse Factory "The Mystery of Mickey's Ears Revealed" Illustration by Ward Kimball Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1970s). Walt Disney like to say, "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." Mickey's trademark ears have been a source of conversation since the famous mouse was born in 1928. Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, Mickey is characterized as a cheerful and mischievous "little guy" with ears that move strangely. In the early 1970s, Disney Legend Inductee and one of "Walt's Nine Old Men", Ward Kimball (1914 - 2002) attempted to clear up the matter and explain the mystery of Mickey's ears on the television show, The Mouse Factory. In this lot is a rare illustration by Kimball showing Mickey in front and side views with an explanation on how his ears move independently as he moves his head. We've seen model sheets but this is something entirely different. We've never seen anything like this before. The piece is signed by Ward Kimball and housed in a frame of 15" x 13.5" with a matboard aperture of 10.5" x 9". Frame sold as-is. If you're looking for a unique piece of animation art ...look no further! Artwork condition is Very Good.

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    June, 2020
    19th-21st Friday-Sunday
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