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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"Three Little Pigs" Pocket Watch.51 - "Three Little Pigs" Pocket Watch.
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(Ingersoll, 1933) An extremely rare Ingersoll pocket watch featuring the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf. The watch comers with its original bo
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Mickey Mouse Hankies in Original Box.52 - Mickey Mouse Hankies in Original Box.
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(Herrmann Handkerchief Co, 1930s) A boxed set of Mickey Mouse hankies featuring Mickey Mouse designs. The two hankies measure approximately 8.5"...
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Pair of "Pin the Tail on Mickey" Games.53 - Pair of "Pin the Tail on Mickey" Games.
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(Marks, 1930s) A pair of "Pin the Tail on Mickey Mouse" party games. The games comes in two boxes with Mickey imagery, and the games inclu...
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Collection of (3) Disney Character Sand Pails.54 - Collection of (3) Disney Character Sand Pails.
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(Happynak, c.1936) A collection of (3) sand pails featuring Disney characters including Mickey and Donald. These tin litho pails were created by Happy
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Original Production Drawings from "Mickey's Polo Team".55 - Original Production Drawings from "Mickey's Polo Team".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1936) A collection of (6) original production drawings used in the creation of the classic Disney short, "Mickey's Po...
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"The Country Cousin" Original Production Cel.56 - "The Country Cousin" Original Production Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1936) An original hand-painted production cel from the Academy Award winning short, "The Country Cousin". This cel d...
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Original Production Drawing from "Alpine Climbers".57 - Original Production Drawing from "Alpine Climbers".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1936) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from "Alpine Climbers". The drawing is accomplished in g...
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Original Production Drawing from "Moose Hunters".58 - Original Production Drawing from "Moose Hunters".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from "Moose Hunters". The drawing is accomplished in gra...
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Walt Disney Studio Supplement on Animated Effects.59 - Walt Disney Studio Supplement on Animated Effects.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938/60s) A typed supplement to a lecture of animated film effects that was given by Bob Martsch of the Walt Disney Studios on J
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Walt Disney Studios Event Invitation.60 - Walt Disney Studios Event Invitation.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An extremely rare invitation extended from Walt Disney to members of the Art Teachers Association in November of 1937. Thi
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Premiere Program.61 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Premiere Program.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original program from the World Premiere of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” at C...
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Production Cel from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".62 - Production Cel from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) An original production cel from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The cel features Snow White surrounded by s...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Exhibitor's Book.63 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Exhibitor's Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An exhibitor's campaign booklet created for Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". This book...
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Set of (4) "Snow White" Production Layout Drawings.64 - Set of (4) "Snow White" Production Layout Drawings.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) A set of (4) layout and study drawings created during the production of Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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"Snow White" Collectible Cards Set 1.65 - "Snow White" Collectible Cards Set 1.
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(La Estrella, 1938) A rare complete set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs collectible cards in their original story album. These cards were obtained
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"Snow White" Collectible Cards Set 2.66 - "Snow White" Collectible Cards Set 2.
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(La Estrella, 1938) A rare complete set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs collectible cards in their original story album. These cards were obtained
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Cut-Out Cards.67 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Cut-Out Cards.
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(Palmolive, c.1937) A collection of (3) sets of promotional cut-out cards depicting characters from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Toy Lantern Slides.68 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Toy Lantern Slides.
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(Ensign Limited, c.1938) A boxed set of full-color lantern slides featuring Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The outer...
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Pair of Hand-Made "Snow White" Buildings.69 - Pair of Hand-Made "Snow White" Buildings.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1938) A pair of paper cut-out buildings adhered over wood to create two sturdy dollhouse-like play sets, based on Disney'...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" French Film Program.70 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" French Film Program.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) A French-language souvenir program from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". This program features images from t...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Handkerchief.71 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Handkerchief.
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(c.1938) A "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" handkerchief. This cloth handkerchief features the seven dwarfs walking around the edge of th...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Projection Slide.72 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Projection Slide.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1937-38) A very rare projection slide used by movie theaters to promote upcoming films. This glass slide was used to promote W
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Paint Book.73 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Paint Book.
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(Whitman, 1938) A charming paint book by Whitman Publishing featuring the characters and scenes from Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seve...
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Framed Set of Richard Ginori "Snow White" Plates.74 - Framed Set of Richard Ginori "Snow White" Plates.
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(Richard Ginori, 1938) A very rare framed set of porcelain plates created by world-famous Italian porcelain manufacturing company, Richard Ginori, in
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17-Piece Wade Heath Pottery "Snow White" Breakfast Set.75 - 17-Piece Wade Heath Pottery "Snow White" Breakfast Set.
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(Wade Heath, 1938) An incredibly rare 17-piece "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Earthenware Breakfast Set created by Wade Potteries (Wade...
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"Snow White" Evan K. Shaw Complete Figurine Set.76 - "Snow White" Evan K. Shaw Complete Figurine Set.
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(Shaw Pottery, 1946) A very rare set of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” figurines created by Even K Shaw in 1946. Shaw and his companies, also known
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Store Displays.77 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Store Displays.
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(Clorox, 1967) A very rare set of 10 grocery store die-cut hanging displays featuring the characters of Walt Disney's "Snow White and the S...
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Figurine Molds.78 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Figurine Molds.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1970s-80s) A set of manufacturing molds used to create ceramic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" figurines. These ...
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Disney Studio Artist Signed "Snow White" Print.79 - Disney Studio Artist Signed "Snow White" Print.
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(The Walt Disney Company, c.1990s) A print depicting Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and various woodland animals from Disney's "Snow White a...
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"Snow White" Promotional Packets & Photos.80 - "Snow White" Promotional Packets & Photos.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1958) A large collection of promotional materials relating to the theatrical re-release of Walt Disney's "Snow White ...
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Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".81 - Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring Ferdinand from "Ferdinand the Bull". The cel is accomplished in gouache o...
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Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".82 - Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring the "Men With Funny Hats" from "Ferdinand the Bull". The cel is...
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Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".83 - Original Production Cel from "Ferdinand the Bull".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production cel featuring Ferdinand and the Matador (a caricature of Walt Disney) from "Ferdinand the Bu...
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Set of Brayton-Laguna "Ferdinand the Bull" Figurines.84 - Set of Brayton-Laguna "Ferdinand the Bull" Figurines.
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(Brayton-Laguna Pottery, 1938) An incredible collection of 17 ceramic figurines based on Disney's "Ferdinand the Bull" and created by ...
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"Walt Disney's Ferdinand the Bull" First Edition.85 - "Walt Disney's Ferdinand the Bull" First Edition.
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(Whitman, 1938) A rare first edition of "Walt Disney's Ferdinand the Bull" by Whitman Publishing. This 31-page book features imagery ...
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"Ferdinand the Bull" Toy Candy Container.86 - "Ferdinand the Bull" Toy Candy Container.
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(c.1938) An incredibly rare candy container featuring Ferdinand the Bull. The container still retains its original candy and wrapping and measures 4.5
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"Ferdinand the Bull" Bank with Key.87 - "Ferdinand the Bull" Bank with Key.
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(Crown Toy Co., c.1938) A very rare toy bank based on Ferdinand the Bull. The hand-painted vinyl bank has a working key and lock mechanisms. This figu
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"Ferdinand the Bull" Matador Figure by Zaccagnini.88 - "Ferdinand the Bull" Matador Figure by Zaccagnini.
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(Zaccagnini, c.1947) An extremely rare and beautifully painted ceramic figurine of the Matador from "Ferdinand the Bull". This figure was ...
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Original Storyboard from "Merbabies".89 - Original Storyboard from "Merbabies".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original storyboard drawing from "Merbabies" accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper...
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Original Storyboard from "Merbabies".90 - Original Storyboard from "Merbabies".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original storyboard drawing from "Merbabies" accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper...
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.91 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring WC Fields from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" accomplished in graphite...
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Laurel & Hardy "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Drawings.92 - Laurel & Hardy "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Drawings.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) A pair of original production drawings featuring Laurel and Hardy from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". The draw...
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Oliver Hardy Cel.93 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Oliver Hardy Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original hand-painted animation cel from the short "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". The cel is displayed over...
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Layout Drawing from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood".94 - Layout Drawing from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original layout drawing featuring Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood"....
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.95 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Ned Sparks as the Court Jester from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". Th...
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.96 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Hugh Herbert as the King from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". The draw...
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.97 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Wallace Beery from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". The drawing is acco...
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"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.98 - "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Charles Laughton from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood". The drawing is a...
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Mickey Mouse Dental Certificate.99 - Mickey Mouse Dental Certificate.
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(American Dental Association, 1930s) A rare certificate created in partnership between Disney and the American Dental Association, to promote good den
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Production Drawing from "Mickey's Trailer".100 - Production Drawing from "Mickey's Trailer".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1938) An original production drawing featuring Mickey Mouse from "Mickey's Trailer." The drawing is accomplished...
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