Sale Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 11:00 AM

Welcome to our Icons of Animation auction! Once again we are pleased to be working with Van Eaton Galleries in presenting an incredible collection covering the entire spectrum of the history of animation. This sale features over 600 unique pieces from some of the earliest stop-motion animation shorts, artifacts from Disneyland and Walt Disney World through some of the most beloved shorts and features from the studios of Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera,Warner Bros., M-G-M, and Walter Lantz.

Highlights include:

  • Ub Iwerks Balloon Land original production cel on original background
  • Original production cel and production background from Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels
  • An extremely rare original production cel of Academy Award Mickey Mouse on original hand-painted background, the only known Mickey art from this little-known 1932 full-color animated short
  • Charles Schulz Peanuts 4-panel Great Pumpkin comic strip artwork from 1963
  • Suite of illustration artwork for the Little Golden Book, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Richard Scarry
  • Disneyland Haunted Mansion original featured “stretching portrait” painting, signed by Marc Davis
  • Original artwork for the Captain EO attraction poster at Disneyland
  • 1875 hand-carved Dentzel carousel horse gifted by Walt Disney to his first Disney Imagineer, Roger Broggie
  • Donald Duck original production cel with production background from The Band Concert
  • Original pan production background with production cel of the Hag in the boat delivering the poisoned apple from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Original production cel of Jiminy Cricket with the matching original production background from Pinocchio
  • Eyvind Earle original concept artwork for Sleeping Beauty
  • Monumental-scale pan production background with Maleficent cel from Sleeping Beauty
  • Rare set of nine preliminary concept paintings by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland
  • Lady and the Tramp original production cel from the “Bella Notte” scene