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    The Brave Engineer Production Cel on Key Master Production Background (Walt Disney, 1950). This Disney short based on the exploits of legendary railroad engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones was narrated by comic Jerry Colonna and would later be part of the 1957 Disneyland TV episode "Four Fabulous Characters." This is an original Key Master setup from the opening seconds as mail is loaded onto Casey's train and it can be seen around the 0:59 mark. This Jack Kinney-directed short was released on 3/3/50 and featured animation by Milt Kahl, Al Bertino, and Fred Moore. The hand-inked, hand-painted image measures 8" x 5" on a 12 field production cel over its original Key Master production background which is painted in gouache and marked 2042 Seq. 01.011 Sc 2711. This cartoon was released nearly five years after Courvoisier Galleries stopped selling Disney animation art and pre-dates the opening of Disneyland's Art Corner by six years. As a result very few production pieces from this popular short exist today, let alone Key Masters. The art is in a 16" x 14" mat with an opening of 11" x 9" and shows minor handling. Condition is Very Good.

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