Lot #510
Mickey Mouse production drawing from Plane Crazy

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

(Walt Disney Studios, 1928) Original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from Plane Crazy, showing the wide-eyed mouse in his plane's cockpit. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 12 x 9.5 animation paper, marked "346" in the lower right. Image measures 1.75 x 1.5. In fine condition. Plane Crazy was extremely significant in the history of animation, as it marked the creation of Mickey Mouse. The short was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, with Iwerks serving as the main animator. Plane Crazy was a silent film and given a test screening to a theater audience, but failed to pick up a distributor; later in 1928 Disney released Steamboat Willie as a very successful sound cartoon, which is generally considered Mickey's debut despite being made after Plane Crazy.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021