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    Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1928). Behold Mickey Mouse in his very first role as Steamboat Willie. Ub Iwerks was considered by many to be Walt Disney's oldest friend, and spent most of his career with Disney. He was responsible for the distinctive style of the earliest Disney animated cartoons, and was also responsible for designing Mickey Mouse. This is a historic piece of artwork from the first widely released Mickey Mouse short. It premiered at the Colony Theater in New York on 11/18/28 and was directed by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. This drawing is from the scene of Mickey Mouse playing the teeth of a large cow at about the 6:30 mark. Mickey measures 6" 4.5" in a very rare full-figure pose on 12 field 2-peghole paper. The number 67 is written in the bottom corner and the back of the paper is stamped 65 in blue ink. An original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from his first theatrical appearance is the sort of thing most collectors can only imagine seeing in a museum. The paper shows handling, toning and minor edge wear. Condition is Very Good.

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