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    Saludos Amigos Pedro the Mail Plane Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1942). "Once upon a time in a little airport near Santiago, Chile, there lived three little airplanes..." Pedro was "the little mail plane who could" in a segment from the Latin American themed package film Saludos Amigos. Few know that this film was part of a Goodwill tour of South America sponsored by the US Department of state. At the time many South American countries were on friendly terms with Nazi Germany, but they also loved Disney characters, so Walt served as the tour's ambassador. The film combined live action segments featuring studio artists mixed with animated segments in the form of a travelogue. This large image of a happy Pedro returning with his mail bag measures approximately 4.5" x 6" and can be seen around the 15:39 mark in the film. Still in its original Courvoisier Galleries setup, the carefully trimmed hand-inked, hand-painted production cel is presented over a custom airbrush background and matted with the film's title handwritten to the lower left of the image and a Walt Disney Productions stamp to the right. Pedro is a very rare character and this is an absolutely adorable image. The art is matted and framed under glass with a mat opening of 7" x 6.5" in a 10" x 10" frame. The paint shows a few minor cracks and the cel has separated from the background slightly near Pedro's wheels; otherwise, condition is Very Good. Frame is sold as-is.

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