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    The Mail Pilot Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1933). The Mail Pilot is a Dave Hand-directed short that has proven to be one of the most popular early Mickey Mouse theatrical cartoons. Mickey the mail pilot is entrusted with a chest of money. He battles rain and snow, but his biggest battle is against Pete, who has a plane equipped with a machine gun and a harpoon cannon. Mickey's plane quickly loses its wings and propeller to Pete's armaments, but he improvises a helicopter blade with a clothes-drying rack, then, when that gives way, a replacement prop from a windmill. At this point, Pete harpoons him, and Mickey drags Pete through a bell tower, demolishing Pete's plane. Mickey delivers the money to Minnie and brings Pete to the authorities. The story was adapted to the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip and a Big Little Book, and was infamously parodied in a 1971 Underground comic book. We have a wonderful vintage drawing of Mickey as the mail pilot after being harpooned by Pete. The image measures 10" x 3.5" including the rope. The piece was rendered in graphite on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper. Mild paper toning due to aging. Very Good condition.

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    August, 2019
    25th Sunday
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