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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The Sketch Book Series - Bambi.151 - The Sketch Book Series - Bambi.
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(Applewood Books, 1997) A hardcover book titled "Walt Disney's Bambi: The Sketch-Book Series". This book features sketches and tipped-...
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Original Production Cel from "How to Ride a Horse".152 - Original Production Cel from "How to Ride a Horse".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original hand-painted animation cel from Disney's short film "How to Ride a Horse", which was shown as ...
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Original Production Cel from "Canine Patrol".153 - Original Production Cel from "Canine Patrol".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1941) An original hand-painted animation cel from Disney's short film "Canine Patrol", placed on a hand-painted ...
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"Reason and Emotion" Production Background.154 - "Reason and Emotion" Production Background.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1943) A rare hand-painted production background from Walt Disney's war-time propaganda short film, "Reason and Emotio...
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Walt Disney Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue.155 - Walt Disney Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue.
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(Los Angeles County Museum, 1940) A catalogue from the Los Angeles County Museum "Retrospective Exhibition of the Walt Disney Medium". The...
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"Walt Disney's Parade" Picture Album & Catalog.156 - "Walt Disney's Parade" Picture Album & Catalog.
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(Hatchette, c.1940) A French/Dutch-language picture album titled "Walt Disney's Parade" and a miniature catalog. This album contains i...
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Collection of (5) Disney Comic Strip Books.157 - Collection of (5) Disney Comic Strip Books.
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(General Mills, c.1940s) A collection of (5) Wheaties cereal box comic strips. This collection includes the comics from the "B," "G,&...
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Donald and Daisy Ceramic Bowl.158 - Donald and Daisy Ceramic Bowl.
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(c.1940s-50s) A ceramic bowl featuring Donald and Daisy Duck. The bowl measures 5.5" in diameter and 3.25" tall and is in very good condit...
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Walt Disney Character Merchandise Book.159 - Walt Disney Character Merchandise Book.
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(Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ltd., c.1940s) A merchandise book from England titled "Mickey Mouse Presents Walt Disney Character Merchandise"....
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Mary Blair and Lee Blair Costume Party Photo.160 - Mary Blair and Lee Blair Costume Party Photo.
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(1940s) A photo from the estate of Disney Legend Mary Blair. This photo depicts Mary and her husband Lee dressed in costume at a party in the 1940s. T
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Original Production Cel from "The Three Caballeros".161 - Original Production Cel from "The Three Caballeros".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1944) An original hand-painted animation cel from "The Three Caballeros". This cel set-up depicts Jose and the Aracu...
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"The Three Caballeros" Jose Color Model Drawing.162 - "The Three Caballeros" Jose Color Model Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1944) An original color model drawing for Jose from "The Three Caballeros". This drawing features an excellent pose ...
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Pair of "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" Illustrations.163 - Pair of "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" Illustrations.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1940s) A pair of original illustrations created for a Disney publication themed around "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" ...
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"The Three Caballeros" Full Color Slides.164 - "The Three Caballeros" Full Color Slides.
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(Hollywood Film Enterprises, Inc., 1944) A rare set of film slides featuring scenes from "The Three Caballeros". These 10 slides come in t...
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Make Mine Music "All the Cats Join In" Animation Cel.165 - Make Mine Music "All the Cats Join In" Animation Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) An original animation cel from Disney's anthology film, "Make Mine Music". This cel was used during the &q...
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Make Mine Music "All the Cats Join In" Drawing.166 - Make Mine Music "All the Cats Join In" Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) An original animation drawing from Disney's anthology film, "Make Mine Music". This drawing was used durin...
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Set of 5 "Make Mine Music" Publicity Photos.167 - Set of 5 "Make Mine Music" Publicity Photos.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1946) A set of 5 publicity photos with imagery from Disney's anthology film, "Make Mine Music". These photos h...
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Walt Disney's "Make Mine Music" Movie Poster.168 - Walt Disney's "Make Mine Music" Movie Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A original movie poster for the feature film "Make Mine Music!". This poster features the image of a dancing c...
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Song Of The South Original Production Cel.169 - Song Of The South Original Production Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Two beautiful original production cels featuring Br'er Bear and Br'er Rabbit from "Song of The South"....
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Pair of "Song of the South" Lobby Cards.170 - Pair of "Song of the South" Lobby Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A pair of original Lobby Cards used to promote Disney's feature film, "Song of the South". These Lobby Car...
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"Song of the South" Production History Booklet.171 - "Song of the South" Production History Booklet.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) A production history booklet for "Song of the South". This booklet describes the film, including information a...
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Br'er Bear Signed "Song of the South" Photo.172 - Br'er Bear Signed "Song of the South" Photo.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1980s) A signed photo depicting a scene from "Song of the South" that has been signed by Nick Stewart who voiced B...
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"Fun and Fancy Free" Mickey & Donald Store Display.173 - "Fun and Fancy Free" Mickey & Donald Store Display.
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(Scruffy, 1947) A very rare store display used to promote "Fun and Fancy Free". This store display was created in partnership with Scuffy ...
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Ingersoll Sterling Silver Rings Store Display.174 - Ingersoll Sterling Silver Rings Store Display.
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(Ingersoll, c.1948) A die-cut store display for Ingersoll's sterling silver Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck rings. The display is complete with 10 ...
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Little Toot "Melody Time" Animation Cel.175 - Little Toot "Melody Time" Animation Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1948) An original animation cel of Little Toot from the similarly titled segment of Disney's 1948 feature film, "Melo...
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"Walt Disney's Melody Time" Book.176 - "Walt Disney's Melody Time" Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1948) A companion book to Walt Disney's "Melody Time". This book contains the stories which make up each segment...
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"He Drew as He Pleased" Walt Disney Studio Hardcover.177 - "He Drew as He Pleased" Walt Disney Studio Hardcover.
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(Simon and Schuster, 1948) A rare hardcover of Albert Hurter's "He Drew as he Pleased" featuring over 700 of his inspirational drawing...
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"Chronological History of Mickey" Disney Studio Packet.178 - "Chronological History of Mickey" Disney Studio Packet.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1948) An incredible in-house Walt Disney Studio packet titled "Chronological History of Mickey Mouse". This packet w...
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1948 Walt Disney Studio Christmas Card.179 - 1948 Walt Disney Studio Christmas Card.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1948) A Walt Disney Studio Christmas card from 1948. This card features Mickey Mouse carrying a candle and offering holiday gree
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Minnie Mouse Moving Picture Flip Book.180 - Minnie Mouse Moving Picture Flip Book.
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(Merrimack Publishing Corp., c.1940s) A double-sided moving picture flip book featuring Minnie Mouse and Pluto. This book features a flip-through cart
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Walt Disney Nursery Cut-Out Characters.181 - Walt Disney Nursery Cut-Out Characters.
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(Morton Products, c.1950s) A book of "Walt Disney Nursery Cut-Out Characters". This book contains 40 colored cut-out characters, as well a...
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Set of Vintage Mickey Mouse Promotional Items.182 - Set of Vintage Mickey Mouse Promotional Items.
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(Sunoco Oil, c.1930s-40s) A set of 3 Mickey Mouse promotional items including two decal transfers and a Sunoco Oil ink blotter. The transfers measure
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Collection of (4) Vintage Pencil Sharpeners.183 - Collection of (4) Vintage Pencil Sharpeners.
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(Plastic Novelties, Inc., 1930s-40s) A collection of (4) illustrated color pencil sharpeners from Plastic Novelties, Inc. These sharpeners feature ima
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Collection of (4) Disney Paint Books.184 - Collection of (4) Disney Paint Books.
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(Whitman Publishing/Adprint, 1930s-50s) A collection of (4) Disney paint books from the 1930s-50s. Most of the books are unused with only a few pages
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Walt Disney Signed "Rancheros Visitadores" Camp Sign.185 - Walt Disney Signed "Rancheros Visitadores" Camp Sign.
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(Rancheros Visitadores, c.1940) An original hand-painted and autographed sign from Walt Disney's campsite as part of the Rancheros Visitadores s...
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Walt Disney & the Rancheros Visitadores Photo Archive.186 - Walt Disney & the Rancheros Visitadores Photo Archive.
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(Rancheros Visitadores, c.1940/1946) An incredible set of three photo binders containing over 100 photos documenting the 1940 and 1946 Rancheros Visit
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Original Track from Walt Disney's Backyard Railroad.187 - Original Track from Walt Disney's Backyard Railroad.
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(Disney, 1949) A large section of track from Walt Disney's backyard railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. This unique, highly-engineered sec...
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Walt & Roy Large Walt Disney Studio Photo.188 - Walt & Roy Large Walt Disney Studio Photo.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A rare large black and white photograph of Walt and Roy Disney at the Walt Disney Studio. This classic image originally
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Walt Disney's Hand-Written Speech Notes.189 - Walt Disney's Hand-Written Speech Notes.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1947-50) An incredible set of notes hand-written by Walt Disney for a speech on the importance of the individual within their
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Walt Disney Signed Business Card.190 - Walt Disney Signed Business Card.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A business card belonging to John (Jack) Cutting, who worked at the studio from the 1930s through the 1960s. The card h
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Walt Disney Signature and Photograph.191 - Walt Disney Signature and Photograph.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A bold Walt Disney signature on a 2.25"x3.75" sheet of paper, most likely trimmed from an autograph book. ...
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Walt Disney Studios "Mousecar" Award.192 - Walt Disney Studios "Mousecar" Award.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s-60s) Arguably the most coveted award that Disney could bestow, the Mousecar is a prestigious in-house award given to tho
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Walt Disney Studios "Duckster" Award.193 - Walt Disney Studios "Duckster" Award.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An extremely rare "Duckster" award, created to honor select individuals for their service to Walt Disney Pr...
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1950s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.194 - 1950s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1950/56) A pair of Walt Disney Studio Christmas cards from 1950 and 1956 with their original envelopes. These cards feature vari
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Original Production Cel and Background from "Cinderella".195 - Original Production Cel and Background from "Cinderella".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1950) An impressive 12"x23" pan production background featuring cels of Cinderella, Lady Tremaine, and the Duke from...
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Original Production Cel from "Cinderella".196 - Original Production Cel from "Cinderella".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1950) An original hand-painted production cel featuring the Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella". The cel is in a 22.7...
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Multi-Signed "Cinderella" Promotional Print.197 - Multi-Signed "Cinderella" Promotional Print.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1992) A promotional print of a Marc Davis concept of Gus and Jaq signed on the reverse by over 25 artists and animators includ
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"Cinderella" Exhibitor's Campaign Book.198 - "Cinderella" Exhibitor's Campaign Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1957) An Exhibitor's Campaign Book created to promote the theatrical re-release of Disney's "Cinderella". ...
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"Cinderella" Puppet Show Book.199 - "Cinderella" Puppet Show Book.
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(Simon and Schuster, 1949) A Golden Toy Book titled "Walt Disney's Cinderella Puppet Show". This book contains 10 paper puppets and fi...
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Production Story Packet for "Cinderella".200 - Production Story Packet for "Cinderella".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1950) A rare Production Story document created for the promotion of "Cinderella". This 17-page document lists inform...
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