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    Steamboat Willie Riverboat Steam Whistle Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1928). Here's an original 12 field 2-peghole animation drawing from what many consider to be the most important cartoon in history! Steamboat Willie introduced a spunky little character to theater audiences, and the world instantly fell in love with its star, the one-and-only Mickey Mouse. This drawing, seen near the beginning in the short at the :44 mark, is of the middle steam whistle, about to give the shorter whistle a kickstart; we've included a screen grab from this scene for reference. This rare drawing is noted as 82 in the lower right corner, and on back is a blue ink stamp with the number 200 in the upper right. The drawing is in graphite, with a figure size of about 3". Condition is Good, with a corner crease (away from the image), handling and edge wear, staining on back that is lightly showing through in the far left and right sides, and mild paper toning.


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