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    Partners Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Service Award Bronze by Blaine Gibson (Walt Disney, 2001). Blaine Gibson (1918 - 2015) was perhaps the most noteworthy sculptor in the history of Walt Disney Studios. He worked at the studio for 45 years and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1993. His work can be seen in many Disney Theme Parks globally. He has a bronze statue attributed to his work in virtually every Disney Theme park. In fact, his bronzes are some of the most used spots for family photos. This is a rare bronze of this theme park stature called "Partners." It was unveiled at Disneyland on 11/18/93 on Mickey Mouse's 65th birthday. It was re-dedicated on 12/5/01 for Walt's 100th birthday. It sits in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland as well as other Disney theme parks. This rare bronze was used as a vendor gift. It has a plate that reads "Partners in Excellence" and is dated December 2001. A Disney copyright notice is on back of bronze. The bronze is on a marble base of 7" x 3" and that is on a bottom wood base of 9" x 5". Bronze part of this stands almost 9" with an overall height with two bases of 11". We have seen limited edition bronzes of this before, but never as a Partner Service Award given out by the studio. Considered very rare. Very Good condition.

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