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    Walt Disney Studio Animators Labor Dispute Flyer (Walt Disney, 1941). The Disney animators' labor strike began on May 29, 1941, and lasted roughly five weeks. Though it resulted in the studio officially recognizing labor unions, it also resulted in many departures and had a permanent psychological impact on the studio and its founder, Walt Disney. The item in this lot is a rare printed document from the five-week strike by employees of the Walt Disney Studios in 1941. It was issued by the Screen Cartoon Guild and called for recipients to "attend the special open meeting for all Disney production employees at the Guild Hall, Friday, May 23rd, 8 P.M., 1441 north McCadden Place. Near Sunset and Highland." The title, including "BLITZKREIG Are You Next? You Can Prevent This!!!" clearly refers to the May 15 and 16 layoff or firing of more than 20 studio artists, all of whom were active unionists and included leader and animator, Art Babbitt. The piece measures 5'5" x 8.5". Historical studio documents like this are very hard to find and would make a nice addition to any Disney memorabilia or animation art collection. Mild age-related toning. Condition is Very Good.

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    December, 2019
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