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    Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse and Pete Animation Drawing by Ub Iwerks (Walt Disney, 1928). Here is an extraordinary vintage drawing of Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie. The drawing is from the hand of Ub Iwerks, credited by many as the one responsible for helping Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse. The two men met in 1919 while working for the Kansas City Film Ad Company. Walt would soon decide to take up work in animation, and Ub would joined him. The first few Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony cartoons were animated almost entirely by Iwerks, including Steamboat Willie. The short subject film premiered at the Colony Theater in New York on 11/18/28 and received wide critical acclaim, not only for introducing one of the world's most popular cartoon characters, but for its technical innovation. In 1994, members of the animation field voted Steamboat Willie number 13 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons, which listed the greatest cartoons of all time. The drawing was rendered in graphite on 12 field, 2-hole punch animation paper. The piece is floated in a 20" x 18" frame with a mat opening of 13" x 10.5". Frame sold as-is. Mild edge wear with age-related paper toning. This is a significant piece and a must for any insightful collector of animation art. Condition is Very Good.

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