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    Art Babbitt's Disney Legend Award (Walt Disney, 2007). It was written that when Fantasia was released on VHS, Roy E. Disney sent Art a copy with a short note that said "I want to give you long overdue thanks for your contribution to making Fantasia the classic film that it is." Art was very proud of that note and said that any animosity against the Disneys was cleared up by that simple act of kindness on Roy's part. The Walt Disney Company went one step further in 2007 by bestowing Art Babbitt their highest honor, the Disney Legend Award. Awarded posthumously, the induction was attended by his wife Barbara and his stepdaughter Laurel. Created by Andrea Favilli as a hand-crafted bronze, the 24" tall award depicts Mickey's hand holding a star-tipped wand. The wand and the star represent that spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream. The award was established in 1987, and is a Disney Studio Hall of Fame program that recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary and integral contributions. Roy E. Disney originally chaired the recipient committee. Considered treasured family heirlooms, we have only seen a handful of these awards ever come up for sale. In the scholarly study of animation by Doctor Robert Fields, the book The Art of Disney, he wrote "Art Babbitt had gained a reputation as 'The Greatest Animator Ever'." The award comes with the induction ceremony program, lunch menu, and photos of the event. Condition for the lot is Very Good. From the Art Babbitt Archives.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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