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    The Sultan's Birthday Production Background Painting and Layout Drawing (Terrytoons, 1944). An extremely rare background layout drawing and the finished production painting, from the 15th Mighty Mouse short, directed by animation legend Bill Tytla (animator on Disney's classics Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo). While a small cache of Terrytoons production backgrounds from the 1940s have resurfaced, the matching layout drawings rarely survived. This scene is from when the Sultan's palace is been attacked; find it online at the 3:53 mark. The painting is in gouache/watercolor with airbrushed highlights on 12 field skimmed board, with a Terrytoons stamp. The layout drawing is in mixed media on 2-peghole animation paper, with an image area of 10.5" x 8". The drawing is in Good condition with handling/edge wear; the painted background is in Very Good condition.

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