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    The New Spirit Ammunition Factory Production Cel Key Master Setup Display with Mickey Mouse Pluto and Donald Duck Publicity Cel (Walt Disney, 1942). "American taxes works day and night... taxes to fight the Axis!" This is a rare hand-painted production cel of a US factory making ammunition, from the cartoon co-directed by Wilfred Jackson and Ben Sharpsteen. It was financed by the US Department of Treasury and released by the War Activities Committee of the Motion Pictures Industry. This Disney World War II Propaganda film starred Donald Duck and was about the importance of Americans to pay their income taxes on time to fight the war effort. This film was nominated for an Academy Award. It was nominated not in the animated cartoon category, but as Best Documentary. There was even a comic strip made from the plot that appeared in an issue of Look Magazine. This is a 3-cel setup of the ammunition, machinery and effects. The cels are on their Key Master hand-painted production background. Background is painted in gouache on 12 field 5-peghole board. Back of background board is marked 2608 Seq.2/Scene 22. A Walt Disney Studio stamp is also on the back of the board. You can see this Key Master setup around the 4:32 mark ("Making guns, all kinds of guns, guns guns!"). Also in the framed display is a rare trimmed hand-inked, hand-painted publicity cel of Donald Duck in his World War II uniform with private citizen Mickey Mouse and Pluto. This image was used by the studio in War Bond promotional materials and World War II publicity. Cel is trimmed to approximately 7" x 5". Both the great 3-character publicity cel and the Key Master setup are in one common glass-front frame measuring 24" x 13". The framed mat has two apertures. Frame is sold as-is, artwork has minor handling and edge wear. Overall condition is Very Good.

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