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    Walt Disney Studios - Original Animation Cel for The Grasshopper and the Ant (Disney, 1934). From the "Silly Symphonies" color cartoon, this animation cel and hand-painted background features a sadder-but-wiser looking Grasshopper, no longer singing his theme song, "The World Owes Me a Living." This piece appears to be from the original 1934 production, which was directed by Wilfred Johnson, and animated by Albert Hunter and Art Babbitt. The background consists of two pieces of heavy paper, with a cut-out on the first sheet illustration of flowers and mushrooms, revealing the second sheet which is the skyline. The cel features the Grasshopper, and it is in excellent shape with no chipping of the paint. Only a slight bit of yellowing along the edges gives testament to its age. Both cel and background have been trimmed to 11" x 8.5". Some inked production notes can be seen in the upper right hand corner of the cell. This is a remarkable piece of early Disney animation art from one of the best-loved "Silly Symphonies" shorts.

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    April, 2004
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