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    The Ugly Duckling Production Cel Courvoisier Setup Signed by Walt Disney (Walt Disney, 1939). This Silly Symphony short was the only one to be a remake of an earlier black and white release of the same title. This new color version was directed by Jack Cutting and Ham Lusk, and released on 4/7/39. It would go on to win the Academy Award for best short. This is an outstanding original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel setup of the father and mother duck with his new ducklings and the poor "Ugly Duckling." Rare to have almost the whole main cast in a cel! The cels are trimmed to image and mounted to a Courvoisier hand-painted background. The cel has its original Courvoisier mat which is boldly hand-signed by Walt Disney (1901 - 1960). It reads, "To Johnnie Parsons Our Best - Walt Disney." Johnnie Parsons was the 1950 winner in the Indianapolis 500, and a nationally renowned race car driver for decades. Signature is in green Conté crayon. This is not a studio signature, but from the hand of Walt Disney. Great vivid colors on this setup! The cel and original mat are in a new glass-front frame measuring 17.5" x 18" with a mat opening of 9.5" x 8". The original Courvoisier COA is on the back of the frame, which is also framed with museum-quality glass. The frame is sold as-is. There is slight curling on a cel or two, but overall condition is Very Good.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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