Please note: if an earlier link doesn't work, it may have changed following an update! Check the Category Labels in the side-bar on the right! There you can find animator drafts for sixteen complete Disney features and eighty-six shorts,
as well as Action Analysis Classes and many other vintage animation documents!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another script: The Fire Fighters

Burt Gillett directed The Fire Fighters, the 1930 Mickey Mouse short. His script for this film was written and drawn on five sides of three sheets of paper. Note for instance that he had already in this stage worked out how the ladder would climb down itself!

It was included in a stack of amazing material that Gillett gave to a young girl in 1934 when he and his wife moved back east to work for Van Beuren. Her heirs auctioned it at Christie's East in 1994 for many thousands of dollars. The images here presented are from the auction catalog...



Anonymous DisneyDave says...

An eBay seller has begun auctioning off the remnants of the collection.

Word is that advanced vintage Disney collector Mel Birnkrantz scooped a lot of the material several years ago when the material first surfaced and then re-sold some of it through auction.

The last group of material to sell on eBay was related to Cannibal Capers.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 1:41:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Ali Asad ( says...

Thank you for sharing.

Monday, March 31, 2008 at 2:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Thank you for noticing!

Monday, March 31, 2008 at 2:49:00 AM PDT  

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