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    Walt Disney Signed Letter on Fantasia Letterhead (Walt Disney, 1941). In this lot we have a perfect example of "NEVER SAY NEVER." This is a Walt Disney (1901 - 1966) hand-signed letter, dated April 29, 1941 to a Tom Hayward. The letter is on studio Fantasia stationary and states "Our present plans do not include any live action production here at the studio." Boy, we wish he had a crystal ball for this statement. Imagine if he stayed true to this, no Mary Poppins, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Davy Crockett, and Love Bug to name just a few. He goes on to mention the live footage in The Reluctant Dragon. Walt also mentions a Hans Christian Anderson film with Goldwyn, but says "our interest here lies only in the cartoon end." He ends his letter with the statement "So actually we have no plans for future live action promotion." The letter has a bold Walt Disney signature. A letter of authenticity on the signature from Phil Sears is included. Stationary has three folds from being in an envelope. Fantasia stationary is 8.5" x 11". Minor handling. Overall Very Good condition.

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