A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios

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Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios”, an Exhibition and Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction examines the events and individuals that helped build the Walt Disney Studios and theme parks into what we know them as today. This auction contains remarkable artifacts from Walt’s early life, such as a stock certificate for Walt’s animation company “Laugh-O-Gram” Studios, as well as Walt Disney’s personal business card from his time working on the Oswald cartoons. This auction also contains such items as animators’ desks and furniture from the Walt Disney Studios, rare animation artwork from the 1920s up through the Disney Renaissance, original Disneyland props and artifacts, as well as the original brownline that Walt Disney first drew the boundary of Disneyland on. This remarkable auction contains nearly 600 items, and represents almost 100 years of creativity and imagination from the mind of Walt Disney and the employees of the Walt Disney Studios.
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Limited Edition "Jungle Cruise" Boat Model.451 - Limited Edition "Jungle Cruise" Boat Model.
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(Disneyland, 2005) A limited edition replica of a boat from Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise" attraction, sculpted by Richard Allsmiller an...
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Adventureland Pillow Case.452 - Adventureland Pillow Case.
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(Disneyland, c.1955) A rare pillow case prominently featuring Adventureland's "Jungle Cruise" attraction. This pillow case bears the D...
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Ceramic Adventureland Lace Plate.453 - Ceramic Adventureland Lace Plate.
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(Disneyland, 1960s) A ceramic lace-edge souvenir plate with an image of Adventureland in the center. This plate depicts the "Congo Queen" ...
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"Indiana Jones Adventure" Opening Year Wait Time Sign.454 - "Indiana Jones Adventure" Opening Year Wait Time Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1995) An extremely rare "Wait Time" sign from the opening year of Disneyland's "Indiana Jones Adventure". This ...
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Sam McKim Original "Golden Horseshoe" Concept Painting.455 - Sam McKim Original "Golden Horseshoe" Concept Painting.
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(Disneyland, c.1954-55) An original concept painting of the interior of Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Saloon by Imagineer Sam McKim. McKim paint...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 18,000.00
 
 
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Frontierland "Disneyrama" Postcard.456 - Frontierland "Disneyrama" Postcard.
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(Disneyland, 1950s) An extremely rare "Disneyrama" postcard featuring a panoramic concept of the new Frontierland attractions of the 1950s...
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Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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"Casa De Fritos" Disneyland Postcard.457 - "Casa De Fritos" Disneyland Postcard.
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(Disneyland, 1955-58) An extremely rare postcard used to promote Disneyland's "Casa de Fritos" in the 1950s. Located in Frontierland, ...
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Pair of "Aunt Jemima's Kitchen" Placemats.458 - Pair of "Aunt Jemima's Kitchen" Placemats.
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(Disneyland, 1950s) A pair of "Aunt Jemima's Kitchen" paper placemats. This pair of identical placemats tells the fictional history of...
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Zorro at Disneyland Event Flyer.459 - Zorro at Disneyland Event Flyer.
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(Disneyland, 1959) A very rare flyer promoting an appearance of Zorro at Disneyland during November 26-29 of 1959. This flyer features an image of Zor
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"Big Thunder Mountain" WED Imagineering Poster.460 - "Big Thunder Mountain" WED Imagineering Poster.
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(Disneyland, 1979) A rare WED Imagineering event poster for the grand opening of "Big Thunder Mountain" at Disneyland on October 2nd, 1979...
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Collection of (4) "Big Thunder Mountain" Blueprints.461 - Collection of (4) "Big Thunder Mountain" Blueprints.
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(Walt Disney World, 1979) A set of 4 brownline blueprints for the development of the "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad" attraction at Walt Di...
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"Sailing Ship Columbia" Print Signed by Sam McKim.462 - "Sailing Ship Columbia" Print Signed by Sam McKim.
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(Disneyland, 1993) A rare print from the Disney Gallery featuring Sam McKim's concept design for the "Sailing Ship Columbia". This pri...
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You Are Here "Tom Sawyer Island" Sign.463 - You Are Here "Tom Sawyer Island" Sign.
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(Disneyland, c. 1980s) A very rare sign from "Tom Sawyer Island" at Disneyland. The wooden sign shows a map of the area with a red "Y...
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"Tom Sawyer Island" Bathroom Sign.464 - "Tom Sawyer Island" Bathroom Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) An original hand-painted restroom sign from "Tom Sawyer Island" at Disneyland. This light-weight wooden sign sti...
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"Tom Sawyer Island" Security Guard Costume.465 - "Tom Sawyer Island" Security Guard Costume.
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(Disneyland, c.1970s-80s) An original security guard costume used on Disneyland's "Tom Sawyer Island". This cavalry-inspired costume i...
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Bear Country & Big Thunder Ranch Grand Opening Items.466 - Bear Country & Big Thunder Ranch Grand Opening Items.
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(Disneyland, 1972/86) A pair of items from the grand opening events for Bear Country and Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland. These items include a paper
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Big Al "Country Bear Jamboree" Ceramic Bank.467 - Big Al "Country Bear Jamboree" Ceramic Bank.
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(Disneyland, c.1970s) A ceramic coin bank modeled after the character Big Al from the "Country Bear Jamboree" attraction. This coin bank r...
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Collection of (16) "Country Bear Jamboree" Postcards.468 - Collection of (16) "Country Bear Jamboree" Postcards.
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(Disneyland, c.1972) An original set of 16 "Country Bear Jamboree" concept art postcards featuring the iconic designs by Marc Davis. These...
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Collection of (3) "Bear Country" Stump Props.469 - Collection of (3) "Bear Country" Stump Props.
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(Disneyland, 1970s) A set of 3 stump props from Disneyland's "Bear Country". These stumps feature hollowed portions in the middles, so...
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"Bear Country" & "Country Bear Playhouse" Sign.470 - "Bear Country" & "Country Bear Playhouse" Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign ...
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"Bear Country" Construction Sign.471 - "Bear Country" Construction Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign ...
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Henry "Country Bear" Mile Long Bar Sign.472 - Henry "Country Bear" Mile Long Bar Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Henry from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign was displayed on a constructio...
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Pair of Teddi Berra & Gomer "Country Bear" Signs.473 - Pair of Teddi Berra & Gomer "Country Bear" Signs.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A pair of large hand-painted wooden signs featuring Teddi Barra and Gomer from "Country Bear Jamboree". These signs wer...
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Tennessee Bear "Country Bear" Construction Sign.474 - Tennessee Bear "Country Bear" Construction Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Henry from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign was displayed on a constructio...
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Terrance "Country Bear" Construction Sign.475 - Terrance "Country Bear" Construction Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Terrance from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign was displayed on a construc...
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Trixie "Country Bear" Construction Sign.476 - Trixie "Country Bear" Construction Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign featuring Trixie from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign was displayed on a constructi...
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Wilderness Outpost "Country Bear" Construction Sign.477 - Wilderness Outpost "Country Bear" Construction Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1987) A large hand-painted wooden sign displayed at Disneyland along with characters from "Country Bear Jamboree". This sign ...
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"Splash Mountain" ID Badges & Tickets.478 - "Splash Mountain" ID Badges & Tickets.
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(Disneyland, 1988-89) A collection of five items related to the development and grand opening of Disneyland's "Splash Mountain". This ...
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"The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" Beehive Prop.479 - "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" Beehive Prop.
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(Disneyland, c.2000s) A stylized beehive created in cement packed with foam that is believed to have been used in designing the line queue for Disneyl
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Collection of "Winnie the Pooh" Attraction Drawings.480 - Collection of "Winnie the Pooh" Attraction Drawings.
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(Disneyland, c.2002) A set of 35 original drawings created by Imagineer John Stone while designing Disneyland's "The Many Adventures of Win...
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"Celebration Roundup and Barbecue" Metal Sign.481 - "Celebration Roundup and Barbecue" Metal Sign.
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(Disneyland, c.2009) A metal sign from Disneyland's "Big Thunder Ranch" special "Celebration Roundup and Barbecue" events. T...
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" Souvenir Guidebook.482 - "Pirates of the Caribbean" Souvenir Guidebook.
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(Disneyland, 1974) A souvenir guidebook featuring the story of, and imagery from, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction. Inside the co...
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Complete Set of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Postcards.483 - Complete Set of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Postcards.
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(Disneyland, 1966) A complete set of the 12 souvenir postcards featuring Marc Davis' concepts for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attra...
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"Pirate's Lair" Machete Prop.484 - "Pirate's Lair" Machete Prop.
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(Disneyland, 2007-16) An original prop machete that was installed within Pirate's Lair on "Tom Sawyer Island" and was part of the &quo...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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"Pirate's Lair" Tomahawk Prop.485 - "Pirate's Lair" Tomahawk Prop.
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(Disneyland, 2007-16) An original prop tomahawk that was installed within Pirate's Lair on "Tom Sawyer Island" and was part of the &qu...
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" Disneyland Premiere Props.486 - "Pirates of the Caribbean" Disneyland Premiere Props.
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(Disneyland, 2006) A set of three prop skulls used at Disneyland during the park's premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Ch...
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" Prop Cannon Balls.487 - "Pirates of the Caribbean" Prop Cannon Balls.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 2003) A set of prop cannon balls custom-made as set dressing for the filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the B...
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New Orleans Square "Pieces of Eight" Souvenir Coin.488 - New Orleans Square "Pieces of Eight" Souvenir Coin.
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(Disneyland, c.1967) A large souvenir coin from Disneyland's "Pieces of Eight" souvenir shop in New Orleans Square. This coin features...
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"Blue Bayou" Custom Framed Menu Holder.489 - "Blue Bayou" Custom Framed Menu Holder.
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(Disneyland, c.2000s) A gorgeous menu holder from the Blue Bayou restaurant located inside the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction at Di...
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"Club 33" Informational Booklet.490 - "Club 33" Informational Booklet.
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(Disneyland, 1967) An early informational booklet with details on Disneyland's exclusive Club 33, used to promote the club to potential members ...
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"Club 33" Dessert Menu Cover.491 - "Club 33" Dessert Menu Cover.
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(Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) An original dessert menu cover from Disneyland's "Club 33". This stylish black and gold cover measures 10.5&...
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"Club 33" Membership Documents & Folder.492 - "Club 33" Membership Documents & Folder.
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(Disneyland, 1980s-90s) A set of documents and forms relating to membership at Disneyland's exclusive "Club 33". These forms come in a...
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"Club 33" Table Clock.493 - "Club 33" Table Clock.
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(Disneyland, c.1990s-00s) A "Club 33" table clock featuring the etched glass logo for the club and the name "Disneyland". This g...
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Walt Disney "Club 33" Boyer Signed Fine Art Print.494 - Walt Disney "Club 33" Boyer Signed Fine Art Print.
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(Disneyland, 2005) A very scarce "Club 33" exclusive limited edition fine art print, featuring a reproduction of the iconic painting of Wa...
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"The Royal Suite" Signed Concept Art Print.495 - "The Royal Suite" Signed Concept Art Print.
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(Disneyland, 1993) A signed print of set designer Dorthea Redmond's concept design for "The Royal Suite" VIP apartment for Disneyland&...
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"Jewel of Orleans" Hand-Painted Store Sign.496 - "Jewel of Orleans" Hand-Painted Store Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1998-2010) An extremely rare Disneyland store sign from the popular New Orleans Square shop, "Jewel of Orleans". This sign hu...
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New Orleans Square Wrought-Iron Panel.497 - New Orleans Square Wrought-Iron Panel.
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(Disneyland, c.1980s) A section of wrought-iron from New Orleans Square at Disneyland. This panel features a nautical pattern seen in aspects of the r
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Dixieland at Disneyland Poster.498 - Dixieland at Disneyland Poster.
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(Disneyland, 1961/90s) A stunning photographic poster for the 2nd annual Dixieland at Disneyland. This poster was created directly from Ward Kimball...
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"Haunted Mansion" Changing Portrait Artwork by Ed Kohn.499 - "Haunted Mansion" Changing Portrait Artwork by Ed Kohn.
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(Disneyland, 1960s) A set of three original paintings and one drawing created by Imagineer Ed Kohn for a series of changing portraits to be used withi
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Collection of (5) "Haunted Mansion" Lenticular Cards.500 - Collection of (5) "Haunted Mansion" Lenticular Cards.
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(Disneyland, 1999) A set of five lenticular cards featuring spooky "morphing" imagery, similar to what park-goers would see in the "H...
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