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Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Wynken, Blynken And Nod" (1938) [1 of 3] - Courvoisier Simulated Mulitplane

Here is a series on "Wynken, Blynken And Nod" (1938)

This is one of the most interesting Courvoisier items -- a set-up that simulated the layers in a multiplane camera.

The picture includes a glass foreground, a cel, another glass layer with several stars and a final painted background. Very nice. The item is a little small and you have to get close to actually see the multiplane effect.

Courvoisier Multiplane Simulation

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From “Wynken, Blynken And Nod” (1938). Simulated Multiplane layout. Cel and painted background produced by Courvoisier Galleries from “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” (1938). [Image: 6-1/8"W x 5-3/4"H. Frame: 8-3/4"W x 8.25"H] SeqID-0279 8/3/2005


  1. I have one of these and have enjoyed it for many years - once had three but one was dropped and one went to the you know its value?

  2. upon closer inspection - mine says it is from "silly symphony" and does not include the ACME info - and it has TWO brass rings stapled to the back - frame is wood and not carved like the one you have. the image shows one of the boys in the boat and the other 2 are in the clouds with a full moon. i suspect it is an earlier version than yours.

  3. Hard to determine a value. Maybe in the range of $300, but that's just a guess.

  4. thanks - do you know how many were in the set?

  5. These Multiplane paintings are some of my most favorite things!!! I have 2,The Chinese Mushrooms from "Fantasia" & Bambi & Thumper,I am looking for more all the time. Good Luck!Jaime

  6. I have 4 of these that I am looking to sell. They are: Bunnies in Bed, Thumper Skating, Flying Pegasus, and Mushrooms Dancing. If interested, please contact me at: