Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Karnival Kid Painted Production Background with Custom Mickey Mouse Cel (Walt Disney, 1929/2001). "Hot dogs! Hot dogs!" says Mickey Mouse in this short. This early cartoon was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was the ninth Mickey Mouse short, and the first one where he speaks words (in past shorts, he whistled, cried, and laughed, but no dialog). It was released on 5/23/29. This is a rare 12 field 2-peghole hand-painted black and white production background from The Karnival Kid, one of the earliest backgrounds we have seen from a Mickey Mouse short. It can be seen at the 3:36 mark; it stays on camera for almost 15 seconds. It is marked Scene 13 in the bottom border. A special custom cel of Mickey Mouse from this scene was prepared in 2001 and placed on this background for display at the "Walt Disney -- The Man and His Magic" event held on May 13 through September 4, 2001 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This exhibit was presented by The Walt Disney Family Foundation/Retlaw Enterprises. New cel of Mickey has a large image size of 9". The original 1929 background is 11.5" x 9.5". Minor handling and edge wear to background. Very Good condition.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 660

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 February 21 - 22 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work you have done in auctioning my comic book collection. We have been very satisfied with the results so far and look forward to continued success.
    A. S.,
    New Paltz, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,745,893
    2018 November 15 - 17 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 15 - 17 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $10,790,736