Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Salt Water Daffy Production Cels Group of 2 (Walter Lantz, 1941). Walter Lantz directed this "In the Navy" parody. It was written by Ben Hardaway, with voice work done by Mel Blanc. The cartoon was released on 6/9/41, six months before the US involvement in World War II. This is a pair of rare production cels from the exercise scene. The on-screen narrator says, "Daily exercises keep the recruits physically fit (1:38) ...also the officers (1.41). The crew and Officer are from the same exact scene, seconds away from each other. Nice hand-inked, hand-painted cels, with image sizes of 4" and 7". Both cels have signatures that are attributed to Walter Lantz (1899 - 1994). Each cel is matted with an opening of 12" x 9", and framed with glass; frame sizes are 17" x 14". Slight ripple in each cel, otherwise condition is Very Good. These are considered to be extremely rare pieces of original Lantz Studio artwork.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 212

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2019 December 14 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Jared, you and Heritage treated me more than just regarded my comic book pages with more than admiration.
    Dick and Lindy Ayers
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,033
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    2019 June 15 - 16 Animation Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,070,335