The New Car Flip the Frog Animation ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionThe 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.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.