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Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Dog Napper" (1934) [Series] - Mickey and Donald Pencil

Great example of an early Donald with the elongated beak. Don first appeared in "Wise Little Hen" a little earlier in 1934 and his beak was shortened in 1936 re-design....

In this cartoon, Minnie's Fifi has been stolen and Patrolmen Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck track the dognapper, Peg Leg Pete, who has taken Fifi to his hideout in an old, derelict sawmill.

Mickey and Donald Pencil

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From “Dog Napper” (1934).  A very early Donald riding in a side car with Mickey. Chasing off the image on the left with the side car stretched from the motorcycle.  [Image: 11.25"W x 6-3/16"H.  Frame: 18.5"W x 13.25"H]   Acquired 1990.  SeqID-0033   Updated: 8/3/2005

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Over A Quarter-Million Hits!!!

Over 237,000 hits to the blog!  Amazing!  When I decided to start posting images from our collection of animation art I thought there would be a small group of individuals interested in some of the items we had collected over the past twenty-plus years. I never expected to meet fantastic people from all over the globe. In addition, contacts via the blog have led to artwork from our collection appearing in a number of new animation related books.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the check out the blog.  I appreciate it...!

Bob  ;D

"Don Donald" (1937) [Series] - Ingeborg Willy Scrapbook Items

"Don Donald" introduced Daisy Duck to the public for the first time. Here is the final group of images from Ingeborg Willy's 1937 scrapbook (Willy had just started to work for Disney in the Pen and Ink Department.

Don Donald Scraps


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From "Don Donald" (1937). From the Ingeborg Willy Scrapbook.
Wikipedia: Don Donald (first released on January 9, 1937).was Donald Duck's first headliner cartoon. It introduces Donna Duck for the first time as Donald's girlfriend. Clarence Nash voices both since Donna's voice is the same as Donald's an octave higher. The cartoon takes place in Mexico and tells the story of Don Donald going to greet his girlfriend Donna. Donald rides a burro and lets Donna also ride it, but unfortunately Donna hates the animal. Angered at blowing his chances with Donna, Donald trades in his burro for a flashy new red car. Donna loves the new car until it breaks down in the middle of nowhere. She leaves Donald, who is left with nothing but a shrunken sombrero.