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    Saludos Amigos Jose Carioca and Donald Duck Courvoisier Cel Setup with Walt Disney Signature (Walt Disney, 1942). As part of the US's Good Neighbor Policy, the United States Department of State commissioned a Disney goodwill tour of South America, right before the US entry into WWII. Walt, wanting to distance himself from the infamous studio strike, took a team of artists and toured Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. The trip inspired two animated anthology features, beginning with Saludos Amigos (the other was The Three Caballeros). Here's an original production cel featuring the new South American star, Jose Carioca, along with Donald Duck, from the "Watercolor of Brazil" sequence. The images are carefully trimmed to the edge and placed over a custom Courvoisier hand-painted background, and then matted, with a mat opening of 10.75" x 8.5". The mat has been boldly signed by Walt Disney himself in crayon (as he usually did -- so-called "studio" signatures by Disney artists rarely were in this format). Walt added, "To Muriel Babcock with my best wishes" in his unique handwriting. The cels are in Fine condition, with minor paint restoration. The mat has some edge wear, but the signature looks Fine.

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