"Gulliver Mickey" (1934) - Pencil Background, Cut-outs & Tech Notes
What's really neat is the 2-hole attachment at the bottom. Good technical detail that can be folded into the discussion about the piece and it becomes a "teachable moment." Few people have any kind of feel for the amount of time and effort that goes into the animation process. I know a number of people that would not have included the production data in the framing, but I think there is a huge difference between "exhibiting" art and "hanging" art on the wall. I enjoy the entire educational process that surrounds exhibiting art -- framing these unique elements provides me with another "talking point" and a chance to explain why I love animation art and the entire creative process that included not only the art, but the technical skill required to make it all work together to fool us into believing that these 2-dimensional characters are, in fact, REAL!
After posting this, I realized that you can't really see enough detail in the bottom section, so I've included an enlargement of just that portion of the image...
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From “Gulliver Mickey” (1934). A cutout of Mickey and Nephew pasted on a pencil background. The nephew is dangling a spider down in front of Mickey. A very interesting combination. From the end of the film. Signed: “HAM” has his name written in the direction section. [12”W x 13”H; 2-hole]
Seller's Notes: Original pencil layout with matching animation drawings. Trimmed figures are placed as seen in the finished cartoon.