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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Happy Production Cel with Courvoisier Background (Walt Disney, 1937). Walt Disney once said while introducing Happy, "And this is Happy here, with the beaming smile." In 1938, an art dealer named Guthrie Courvoisier was looking for something fresh and obtainable he could represent in his San Francisco Gallery. Courvoisier thought the animation behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was so subtlety colored, true in line and warmly expressive he envisioned selling them as art to collectors and museums worldwide. Being of the same mind, Walt granted Guthrie exclusive rights to market their Snow White and other original animation cels. In this lot we have one of those original pieces. This one features an original hand-inked and hand-painted production cel of Happy, trimmed and installed on an original Courvoisier setup with a wood veneer background. The image of Happy measures approximately 3" x 4.5". The piece is in a frame of 12.5" x 15.25". Frame sold as-is. Good condition. From the MacLaughlin Family Disney Collection.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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