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    WWII Propaganda Shorts Storyboard Art by Van Kaufman Group (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). Van Kaufman was very well-known for his 1960s and 70s illustrations in automobile ads. His works of art for Pontiac and other manufacturers is highly regarded. He left Art School and went to work as an uncredited animator for Walt Disney's Dumbo, and the short Pluto's Playmate. During WWII, he went into the Air Force where he directed and helped produce training and propaganda films with Disney Studios. This group contains nine hand-drawn storyboards for these films. Produced in mixed media, each one is approximately 8" x 5.5". Each is matted and six are signed by Van Kaufman, F.M.P.U.A.A.F. Two depict Hitler, three show Nazi soldiers, and four depict US Air Force and bomb references. Pinholes in some, there are also hole and rips in the image area of a few, but almost unnoticeable with a frame. Edges and corners are worn, torn, and damaged, but from the front and framed, they look great; however, mats are a bit worn and dingy. Overall the storyboards are in Very Good condition and are pieces of not only animation history, but of World History as well.

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    April, 2015
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