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.
All items are sold as is. Contact Van Eaton Galleries for condition reports and shipping information. 18% Buyers Premium for payment by Cash, Cashiers Check, Money Order, or Bank Wire. 21% Buyers premium for payments made by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal.
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Original Production Drawing from "Society Dog Show".101 - Original Production Drawing from "Society Dog Show".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939) An original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Society Dog Show". This drawing features many production ...
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Original Production Drawing from "Society Dog Show".102 - Original Production Drawing from "Society Dog Show".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939) An original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Society Dog Show". This drawing features many production ...
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Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Animator's Desk.103 - Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Animator's Desk.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939-40) An original Walt Disney Studios animator's desk designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 1940. Differe...
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Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Wardrobe Closet.104 - Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Wardrobe Closet.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1939) A rare original Walt Disney Studios Office Wardrobe designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 1940. Weber desi
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Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Background Artist's Desk.105 - Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber Background Artist's Desk.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939-40) An original Walt Disney Studios background painter's desk designed by Kem Weber for the new Burbank studio in 194...
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Walt Disney Studios Exit Sign.106 - Walt Disney Studios Exit Sign.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940s-50s) An original "Exit" sign from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. This vintage exit sign features the word...
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Walt Disney Studios Fire Alarm Station.107 - Walt Disney Studios Fire Alarm Station.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940s-50s) An original Gamewell fire alarm station from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. This vintage fire alarm station feat
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Walt Disney Studios Backlot Wooden Plaque.108 - Walt Disney Studios Backlot Wooden Plaque.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1944-2014) A commemorative wooden plaque created from wood from the roof of an original Walt Disney Studios backlot building, pr
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Walt Disney Studios Limited Edition Street Sign.109 - Walt Disney Studios Limited Edition Street Sign.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939/1940) A very rare limited edition replica directional street sign created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This sign is base
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Walt Disney's Studio Cafeteria Breakfast Menu.110 - Walt Disney's Studio Cafeteria Breakfast Menu.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940s) A breakfast menu from Walt Disney's Studio Restaurant in Burbank. This menu reads "Good Morning!" and fea...
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Walt Disney & Staff Signed Disney Studios Goodbye Gift.111 - Walt Disney & Staff Signed Disney Studios Goodbye Gift.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A hand-drawn goodbye gift from the Walt Disney Studios artists and staff to Grace Christensen, that has been signed by
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Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Information Sheets.112 - Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Information Sheets.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A rare pair of 5-page information sheets featuring facts Walt Disney Studios tour guides would need to know about vario
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Page from Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Script.113 - Page from Walt Disney Studios Tour Guide Script.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A page from a tour guide script that was used at the Walt Disney Studios during the 1940s. This page is numbered &quo...
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Original Production Cel from "Pinocchio".114 - Original Production Cel from "Pinocchio".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An impressive original production cel featuring Pinocchio from "Pinocchio". The cel has been trimmed and appli...
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Original Production Cel from "Pinocchio".115 - Original Production Cel from "Pinocchio".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) A beautiful original production cel of Gepetto and Figaro from "Pinocchio." The cel has been trimmed and appli...
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Collection of (4) "Pinocchio" Figures by Zaccagnini.116 - Collection of (4) "Pinocchio" Figures by Zaccagnini.
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(Zaccagnini, c.1947) A collection of four extremely rare ceramic figures created by Italian pottery maker Zaccagnini and based on Disney's "...
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"Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio" Book.117 - "Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio" Book.
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(Random House, 1939) An extremely rare spiral-bound limited edition book titled "Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio". This copy is num...
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Set of "Pinocchio" Child's Handkerchiefs.118 - Set of "Pinocchio" Child's Handkerchiefs.
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(Herrmann Handkerchief Co., c.1939) A set of (3) handkerchiefs themed after Walt Disney's "Pinocchio". These hankies come in their ori...
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"Pinocchio" Circus Cut-Out Promotional Giveaway.119 - "Pinocchio" Circus Cut-Out Promotional Giveaway.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A promotional "Pinocchio Circus" cut-out in its original envelope from Kline's Department Store. As part o...
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Collection of "Pinocchio" Character Bread Cards.120 - Collection of "Pinocchio" Character Bread Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1939) A collection of 60 character cards created as a premium collectible for various bread companies in 1939 and 1940 to promot
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Complete Collection of "Pinocchio" Character Masks.121 - Complete Collection of "Pinocchio" Character Masks.
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(Gillette, 1939) A complete set of (5) promotional character masks created in partnership of Disney and Gillette razor blades. These delicate masks ar
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Original Production Cel from "Fantasia".122 - Original Production Cel from "Fantasia".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) A stunning original production cel featuring the Milkweed Fairies from "Fantasia". The cel of the fairies has ...
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Original Production Drawing from "Fantasia".123 - Original Production Drawing from "Fantasia".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An original production drawing featuring a Centaurette from "Fantasia". The drawing is accomplished in graphit...
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Original Production Drawing from "Fantasia".124 - Original Production Drawing from "Fantasia".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) An original production drawing featuring a Centaur from "Fantasia". The drawing is accomplished in graphite an...
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Pair of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Vases.126 - Pair of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Vases.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of extremely rare art ware vases created by Vernon Kilns in green and blue, featuring imagery based on Disney's &quo...
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Collection of (5) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Vases.127 - Collection of (5) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Vases.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) An extremely rare collection of (5) ceramic art ware vases created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's "Fantasia&...
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Collection of (7) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Dinnerware.128 - Collection of (7) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Dinnerware.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of (7) pieces of ceramic dinnerware created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney's "Fantasia". The se...
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Collection of (6) Vernon Kilns "Nutcracker" Ceramics.129 - Collection of (6) Vernon Kilns "Nutcracker" Ceramics.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A set of (6) ceramic dishes created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney's "Fantasia". The set was created as part...
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Collection of (3) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Plates.130 - Collection of (3) Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Plates.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of three plates created by Vernon Kilns featuring one plate from their "Nutcracker" series and two plate...
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Pair of Vernon Kilns "Milkweed Dance" Ceramics.131 - Pair of Vernon Kilns "Milkweed Dance" Ceramics.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A ceramic plate and vase from Vernon Kilns' "Milkweed Dance" series based on artwork from Disney's "Fant...
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Pair of Vernon Kilns "Dewdrop Fairies" Plates.132 - Pair of Vernon Kilns "Dewdrop Fairies" Plates.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns' "Dewdrop Fairies" series based on artwork from Disney's "Fantasia&qu...
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Pair of Vernon Kilns "Enchantment" Plates.133 - Pair of Vernon Kilns "Enchantment" Plates.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns' "Enchantment" series based on artwork from Disney's "Fantasia" ...
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Pair of Vernon Kilns "Autumn Ballet" Plates.134 - Pair of Vernon Kilns "Autumn Ballet" Plates.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A pair of plates from Vernon Kilns' "Autumn Ballet" series based on artwork from Disney's "Fantasia"...
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Vernon Kilns "Fairyland" Plate.135 - Vernon Kilns "Fairyland" Plate.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A ceramic plate created by Vernon Kilns as part of their "Fairyland" series, inspired by Disney's "Fantasia&...
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Collection of (4) "Fantasia" Salt & Pepper Shakers.136 - Collection of (4) "Fantasia" Salt & Pepper Shakers.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1941) Two pairs of matching Vernon Kilns Salt and Pepper shakers based on the dancing mushrooms from Walt Disney's "Fantasia...
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Collection of (12) "Fantasia" Cherub & Centaur Figures.137 - Collection of (12) "Fantasia" Cherub & Centaur Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) An incredibly rare collection of (12) Cherub and Centaur ceramic figurines created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's...
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Collection of "Fantasia" Unicorn & Pegasus Figures.138 - Collection of "Fantasia" Unicorn & Pegasus Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) An extremely rare collection of (10) Unicorn and Pegasus figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's "Fan...
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Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Centaur Figures.139 - Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Centaur Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A set of (6) very rare ceramic figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's "Fantasia". The set featu...
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Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Elephant Figures.140 - Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Elephant Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A charming collection of (3) ceramic Elephant figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's "Fantasia"...
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Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Ostrich Figures.141 - Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Ostrich Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A beautiful and rare collection of (3) ceramic Ostrich figures created by Vernon Kilns and inspired by Disney's "Fanta...
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Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Hippo Figures.142 - Collection of Vernon Kilns "Fantasia" Hippo Figures.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1940) A collection of (3) ceramic Hippo figures created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney's "Fantasia". These figures...
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"Dumbo" Original Production Cel.143 - "Dumbo" Original Production Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original production cel featuring Dumbo, Timothy, and a Crow from "Dumbo". The cels have been trimmed to im...
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Pair of "Dumbo" W.L. Stensgaard Store Displays.144 - Pair of "Dumbo" W.L. Stensgaard Store Displays.
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(W.L. Stensgaard & Associates, c.1941) An incredibly rare pair of hand-painted "Dumbo" promotional store displays. These store display...
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"Dumbo" Stork & Crow Figures by Vernon Kilns.145 - "Dumbo" Stork & Crow Figures by Vernon Kilns.
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(Vernon Kilns, 1941) A pair of extremely rare ceramic figures created by Vernon Kilns and based on Disney's "Dumbo". The figures inclu...
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"Bambi" Original Production Cel and Background.146 - "Bambi" Original Production Cel and Background.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1942) A stunning original cel and production background setup featuring Bambi, Thumper, and Rabbits from "Bambi". Th...
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Frank Thomas Painting Kit & Skates Used During "Bambi".147 - Frank Thomas Painting Kit & Skates Used During "Bambi".
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1942) A pair of ice skates and a painting kit which belonged to Disney Legend Frank Thomas. During the creation of Disney...
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"The Story of Bambi" Lamp148 - "The Story of Bambi" Lamp
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(The Dolly Toy Co., 1940s) A storybook lamp with imagery from "Bambi" made by The Dolly Toy Co. This lamp features an open storybook with ...
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"Bambi" Handbook of Production Information.149 - "Bambi" Handbook of Production Information.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1947) A handbook of Production Information for Walt Disney's "Bambi", created by Charles Levy of Disney's ...
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"Bambi" Promotional Campaign Booklet.150 - "Bambi" Promotional Campaign Booklet.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) A promotional campaign booklet for the re-release of "Bambi". This booklet includes information regarding pre...
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