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!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Icons of Animation Auction (VI)

Here is another contender for my favorite item at tomorrow's big animation art auction:
502. ORIGINAL CONCEPT ARTWORK BY DAVID HALL OF CROCODILE SNIFFING CAPTAIN HOOK’S CIGARS FROM PETER PAN. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Original concept artwork by master concept artist David Hall accomplished in watercolors over ink and dry-brush on a leaf of illustration board measuring approx. 9 ½ in. x 12 in. featuring a crocodile in a swamp sniffing two of Captain Hook’s disposed cigars. Conceived, executed and signed by David Hall in 1939, fourteen years prior to the eventual release of the Disney film. This painting was reproduced in the February 1999 issue of Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge in a story titled “The Year that was 1939, David Hall Revisited.” From the collection of Bruce Hamilton.
$6,000 – $8,000
[Did not sell.]

Now, you'll ask, "What is that crocodile crockery on the right? He certainly isn't part of the auction!" Here is a revelation that I was witness to recently: David Hall's great crocodile painting MUST have been the model for the croc bank on the right, which was produced in at least four different color schemes as merchandise for the 1967 musical The Happiest Millionaire! Again I say: how great is that?
Look at that happy smiling expression, and the direction of his eyes! Anybody looking for a painting to give as present for my 50th birthday in two weeks, here it is...

Oh, and his name is George!

Remember, if you are not bidding, get the catalog while you can!



Anonymous Mark Sonntag says...

Hans, did you notice the draft fro Steamboat Willies for sale? I'm sure it was that auction. I'm confused, why would there be a draft for Steamboat Willie, didn't that come in a little later?

Monday, December 19, 2011 at 4:07:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Hi Mark - yes, I noticed it. At the studio, possibly after the creation of the Archives in 1970, the drafts on the late-30's form were re-created for the earliest films, without animators credits, thus historically useless, who knows why - probably to have some place to write in credits if they might turn up.

There are no drafts for these earliest films, though at times the animators' names are written on Ub's storyboards, as you must have noticed. The earliest draft AS SUCH that I know of is the one I own from Arctic Antics (CS-11). Hand-written in pencil with lines drawn by hand. Didier posted a few copies from around this time.

Anyways, the ones that were up for auction (and not sold) I would venture to guess are 70's re-creations. Some regular ones for shorts were also re-typed in the 70's, I found. Mistakes did happen: on Arctic Antics they mistakenly wrote Iwerks as director, and this is perpetuated in books, though impossible.

Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9:44:00 PM PST  

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