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    The New Car Flip the Frog Animation Drawings Group of 16 (Ub Iwerks/Celebrity Pictures, 1931).
    In this Depression-era short, Flip decides to go used-car shopping. A cute little coupe in a car lot sees Flip and makes a "play" for him, in this cartoon from Ub Iwerks (1901 - 1971). Today, Ub is best known as Walt Disney's former chief animator and designer of both Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. In 1930, Ub set out on his own with this MGM-distributed series. Here are sixteen rare original drawings made for this short, which premiered in theaters on 7/25/31. Most of these 12 field 2-peghole drawings are roughs, with a few nicely-finished pieces. Included are three pages of drawings of the ethnically-stereotyped car salesman (seen at the 1:08 mark); three drawings of Flip in the car, looking behind in two; a sequence of seven drawings of a motorcycle cop as he walks up to Flip's car, acts menacing, and then reverses himself, turning shy and coy (at the 3:50 mark). There are two partial-figure drawings of Flip in the car, and finally, a layout drawing of the scene where the car is "drinking" from a pan of water. All the art is in graphite, with added red pencil highlights on the two salesman drawings. Paper shows some minor toning, with handling and edge wear, and a few minor stains; overall condition is Good.

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