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    Donald Duck Birthday Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, c. 1936) Disney was still modifying its core characters during the middle 1930s, as this cryptic and fascinating gem attests. Here is the most bizarre Donald Duck we have seen -- with the modernized bill (post-1935), heavily lidded eyes, ruffles, and painted toenails. The long-necked versions of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse look to have been based upon early model sheets. Likely a jam, with four distinct styles. Dippy Dawg (later, Goofy), Pluto Pup, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow follow the models established by Ubbe Iwerks and Floyd Gottfredson. The Hare (foreground) is consistent with his 1934 appearance in the short film "The Tortoise and the Hare." The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf are much sketchier in aspect. (And somebody misspelled Minnie's name.) Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with white retouching. Image area, 8.5" x 6.5". Moderate toning. Very Good condition.

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