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    Walt Disney Studios - "Mickey's Nightmare", Group of 7 Animation Drawings Original Art (Walt Disney, 1932). 1928 to 1938 was the decade that brought a spectacular advance in cartoon "character animation." to the Walt Disney Studios This lot of seven Mickey Mouse animation drawings has become known to animation afficionados as "Mickey Smiles.". The 12.5" x 9.5" inch drawings have been attributed to artist Carlos Manriquez, who was only the 42 employee hired by Disney. 1932 Mickeys are highly prized by fans due to the stylized art; Mickey sported a much larger eyebrow for that one year only. This Mickey series is from that all-important era when animation made the transition from mere novelty to art form. These stunning drawings are graphite pencil on animation paper, and show only a bit of mild aging to the paper; otherwise they are in Excellent condition. As Malcolm Willits noted in a 1968 Vanguard feature , "There was a time, at distant theaters and raucous matinees, when cheers would reach the sun-filled streets when Mickey's name appeared. He was a celluloid crusader, and animated troubadour of song." This wonderful lot will have you cheering for Mickey all over again -- his appeal remains timeless.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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