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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Icons of Animation Auction (IV)

Here are a few more interesting items from Saturday's auction.
Pressed for time, I'll let the descriptions speak for themselves. Some very interesting and fun items that I show here only as a sampling of what the auction has in store. If you SHOULD feel the need of bidding and donating these to me, I will not say you nay! (As if...)

First, an animation layout that shows the scene is credited to Ben/Love, in other words animated by Ed Love under Ben Sharpsteen's supervision. As we have seen on early drafts on this blog, Ben Sharpsteen was put in charge of new talents, so the credit Ben/[New Guy] is very common in this period.
298. YE OLDEN DAYS ORIGINAL PAN PRODUCTION LAYOUT. (Walt Disney Studios, 1933) Original pan production layout drawing featuring a castle wall and turret from Ye Olden Days. Accomplished in pencil and red crayon with blue pencil images of Mickey Mouse to show his movement on the background. Image measures 8 in. x 15 ¾ in. on a 10 in. x 16 in. leaf of illustration paper. Numerous hand-
written production notations in the lower margin. $1,000 – $1,500
[Did not sell.]

Then we have an early Carl Barks!
I have seen this one before, but I don't remember where.
A companion piece can be seen in Funnyworld #16.
318. ORIGINAL CARL BARKS ARTWORK SUBMITTED TO WALT DISNEY STUDIOS WHILE APPLYING FOR A JOB AS ANIMATOR. In 1935 when applying for a job at Walt Disney Studios, Carl Barks submitted four original pieces of artwork to show his artistic ability. After Disney received the art, Barks was hired. The artwork pictured above is one of the four pieces submitted by Barks to Disney and is his take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Along the bottom of the piece is Carl’s Minneapolis address and on the verso of the art is a handwritten note from Carl (done many years later), that reads, “This drawing, submitted to Disney’s in 1935, helped get me hired,” and is signed “Carl Barks.” Indeed, after submitting this in November, 1935, Barks was hired, and he moved to Los Angeles to begin his long association with Disney. An amazing and incredibly rare item! The art has an image area of approximately 12 ¼ in. x 9 ¼, and has been drawn in ink, graphite, and pale blue wash. The art is in Excellent condition. An incredible opportunity to acquire a true piece a Disney history! $10,000 – $15,000 [Did not sell.]

Finally Nine Old Signatures:
220. WALT DISNEY: THE ART OF ANIMATION SIGNED BY WALT DISNEY, DISNEY’S “NINE OLD MEN” AND OTHER ANIMATORS. Walt Disney – The Artof Animation: The story of the Disney Studio contribution to a new art. By Bob Thomas with the Walt Disney staff, with research by Don Graham. Golden Press, Inc., New York, (1958). Quarto. Pictorial paper covered boards. Signed by Walt Disney in black ink on the verso of the front free endpaper.
Also signed by Disney’s “Nine Old Men” including John Lounsbery, Les Clark, Eric Larson (twice), Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Wolfgang Reitherman, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas and Ward Kimball. Additionally signed by Ken Anderson, Don DaGradi, Bill Peet, Joe Rinaldi, Tom Oreb, Xavier Atencio, Bill Justice, Ernest Nordli, Don Griffith, Tom Codrick, Gerry Geronimi, and Mac Stewart. A very handsome book with only slight rubbing along lower board edges. Hinges remain sound. Dust jacket exhibits typical delamination commonly found with small chips at flap folds and spine panel ends. Very Good. $4,000 – $6,000

I fixed some spelling mistakes in names. But hey - Tom Oreb? Ernie Nordli? MacLaren Stewart? Haven't seen their signatures a lot. Oh, yeah - it was signed by Walt, as well...



Anonymous Floyd Norman says...

I had Walt sign my book as well. I actually took the book to him because I knew he had other guys who often "signed" stuff for him.

I should have gotten the Nine Old Men to sign. Too bad I didn't think of that.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:20:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Rodney Baker says...

I saw two gag storyboards for Snow White attributed to Carl Barks in the auction as well. Amazing. Apologies if you've already posted on that. I never knew such a thing existed.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 11:40:00 AM PST  

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