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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Disney 50th Anniversary Original Painting.301 - Disney 50th Anniversary Original Painting.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1972) An original painting created for the Walt Disney Studios Christmas card for December of 1972, as the company was about to
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Pair of Disney Productions 50th Anniversary Paintings.302 - Pair of Disney Productions 50th Anniversary Paintings.
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(Disneyland, 1973) A pair of large paintings created for the Walt Disney Productions 50th Anniversary commemorative coin. The illustrations feature th
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Disney Studio Retirement Card with Over 200 Signatures.303 - Disney Studio Retirement Card with Over 200 Signatures.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1973) A large, hand-painted retirement card signed by over 200 employees of the Walt Disney Studio. The card features hand-col
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Sam McKim Original Birthday Card.304 - Sam McKim Original Birthday Card.
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(1974) An original Birthday card created by Imagineer Sam McKim featuring Winnie the Pooh. The text reads "Don't Pooh-Pooh these Birthdays!...
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"Island at the Top of the World" Campaign Book.305 - "Island at the Top of the World" Campaign Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1974) An advertising campaign book for "Island at the Top of the World". This book contains a separate ad pad in add...
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"Walt" Book of Quotes by Walt Disney with Photos.306 - "Walt" Book of Quotes by Walt Disney with Photos.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A book compiled from Walt Disney's speeches, interviews, and other media. Titled "Walt", this 48-page book...
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"Apple Dumpling Gang" Clay O'Brien Jacket & Pants.307 - "Apple Dumpling Gang" Clay O'Brien Jacket & Pants.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A wardrobe set including a jacket and pants used by Clay O'Brien in his role as Bobby Bradley in Disney's featur...
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"Apple Dumpling Gang" Brad Savage Jacket & Pants.308 - "Apple Dumpling Gang" Brad Savage Jacket & Pants.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1975) A wardrobe set including a jacket and pants used by Brad Savage in his role as Clovis Bradley in Disney's feature fi...
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1980s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.309 - 1980s Walt Disney Studio Christmas Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1980-88) A collection of (7) Disney Studio Christmas cards from 1980-84 and 1988, with 6 original envelopes. These cards feature
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Walt Disney Studio Executive Offices Wall-Mounted Rug.310 - Walt Disney Studio Executive Offices Wall-Mounted Rug.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1980s) A large wall-mounted rug featuring a fantastic image of Minnie Mouse. This rug was displayed in the executive offices at
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"Beyond Witch Mountain" Script.311 - "Beyond Witch Mountain" Script.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1981) A Walt Disney Productions script for "Beyond Witch Mountain", the third and final installment of the Witch Mou...
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Collection of (24) Autographed Disney Character Photos.312 - Collection of (24) Autographed Disney Character Photos.
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(1980s-90s) A collection of 24 signed photos from a variety of voice actors, film stars, and television stars. Some of the photographs are dedicated t
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Original Artwork for Disney Posters & Christmas Card.313 - Original Artwork for Disney Posters & Christmas Card.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1981) An original painting created in 1981 and used in several Disney posters and advertisements, as well as for the Walt Disney
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Carl Barks "Sailing the Spanish Main" Original Concept.314 - Carl Barks "Sailing the Spanish Main" Original Concept.
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(Barks, 1982) An original concept sketch created by Carl Barks for what would become his iconic "Sailing on the Spanish Main" painting. Th...
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"Eureka! A Goose Egg Nugget!" Carl Barks Signed Card.315 - "Eureka! A Goose Egg Nugget!" Carl Barks Signed Card.
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(Barks, 1996) A signed photo card of Carl Barks' oil painting titled "Eureka! A Goose Egg Nugget!" created for the 100th Anniversary o...
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"Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks" Book.316 - "Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks" Book.
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(Another Rainbow Publishing, Inc., 1993) A book titled "Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks". This book contains information on Carl Barks'...
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"Uncle Scrooge in Color" Hardcover Book.317 - "Uncle Scrooge in Color" Hardcover Book.
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(Gladstone Publishing, 1987) A hardcover book titled "Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge in Color". This book contains various Uncle Scrooge ...
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Ward Kimball Signature & Drawings.318 - Ward Kimball Signature & Drawings.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1987) An original drawing by Ward Kimball featuring his signature and various notes. This drawing is accomplished on Disney Stud
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"Roller Coaster Rabbit" Original Production Cel.319 - "Roller Coaster Rabbit" Original Production Cel.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original animation cel from the animated short "Roller Coaster Rabbit". This hand-painted cel features Baby...
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Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".320 - Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ariel from "The Little Mermaid". The untrimmed cel measures 10.5"x12...
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Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".321 - Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ariel from "The Little Mermaid". The untrimmed cel measures 12"x16&q...
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Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".322 - Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Ursula and a "poor unfortunate soul" from "The Little Mermaid"....
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Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".323 - Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring Sebastian and flamingos from "The Little Mermaid". The setup consists of ...
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Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".324 - Original Production Cel from "The Little Mermaid".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original production cel featuring King Triton from Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The untrimmed cel mea...
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Glen Keane "The Little Mermaid" Production Drawing.325 - Glen Keane "The Little Mermaid" Production Drawing.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1989) An original rough animation drawing of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid". Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed ...
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The Sketch Book Series - The Little Mermaid.326 - The Sketch Book Series - The Little Mermaid.
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(Applewood Books, 1997) A hardcover book titled "Walt Disney's The Little Mermaid: The Sketch-Book Series". This book features sketche...
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"Lion King" Final Draft Script.327 - "Lion King" Final Draft Script.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1994) A brad-bound copy of the final draft of the screenplay for "The Lion King". This script is stamped with "...
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Signed "The Art of Tim Burton" Deluxe Edition.328 - Signed "The Art of Tim Burton" Deluxe Edition.
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(Steeles Publishing, 2009) A very rare signed "The Art of Tim Burton" Deluxe Edition hardcover art book. This book contains 430 pages, ove...
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Original Production Drawing from "Hercules".329 - Original Production Drawing from "Hercules".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1997) An original production drawing featuring Nessus, the river guardian from "Hercules". The drawing is accomplish...
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Set of 4 Marc Davis Concept Art Prints.330 - Set of 4 Marc Davis Concept Art Prints.
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(Marc Davis Collectors Society, c.1998) A set of four prints featuring the artwork of Disney Legend Marc Davis. These prints were created as part of t
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Set of (57) Disney Animator Sketches & Autographs.331 - Set of (57) Disney Animator Sketches & Autographs.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1996) An incredible collection of (57) drawings created by Animators and artists at the Walt Disney Studio for a fellow employee
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"The Disney Channel" Executive Tie.332 - "The Disney Channel" Executive Tie.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1990s) A necktie worn by executives at The Disney Channel. This dark blue tie features an understated screen-shaped pattern with
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Walt Disney Property Department T-Shirt.333 - Walt Disney Property Department T-Shirt.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1990s) A t-shirt from the Property Department of Walt Disney Studios. This shirt reads "Property of Walt Disney Propert...
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Walt Disney Studios Animation Art Banner.334 - Walt Disney Studios Animation Art Banner.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.2000s) A banner for Walt Disney Studios animation art featuring a silhouette of Mickey and the text "It all Started wit...
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Ollie Johnston's NFFC "Disney Legend" Award.335 - Ollie Johnston's NFFC "Disney Legend" Award.
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(NFFC, 1993) A special etched glass award commemorating Ollie Johnston's induction as a "Disney Legend" in 1993. This award was presen...
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Eyvind Earle Signed Christmas Card for Frank Thomas.336 - Eyvind Earle Signed Christmas Card for Frank Thomas.
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(1997) A limited edition Christmas card sent by Eyvind Earle to Frank Thomas with its original envelope. This oversized card depicts a snowy winter sc
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"The Illusion of Life" Signed Hardcover Book.337 - "The Illusion of Life" Signed Hardcover Book.
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(Hyperion, 1995) A hardcover book titled "The Illusion of Life" by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. This book provides a fascinating look ...
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"Walt Disney's World on Ice" Original Painting.338 - "Walt Disney's World on Ice" Original Painting.
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(Rick Brown Illustration, 1995) A large original painting created for the promotion of "Walt Disney's World on Ice" which would later ...
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Pair of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Cannibal Pole Props.339 - Pair of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Cannibal Pole Props.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 2006) A pair of prop head-hunter poles used in the cannibal sequence in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man&...
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Walt Disney Hand-Drawn First Boundary for Disneyland.340 - Walt Disney Hand-Drawn First Boundary for Disneyland.
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(Disneyland, 1953) In August of 1953, architect Marvin Davis created a plot plan of the orange groves purchased by Walt Disney on which to build his t
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Early Disneyland Cast Member ID Badge.341 - Early Disneyland Cast Member ID Badge.
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(Disneyland, c.1960) An extremely rare original Disneyland metal ID badge of the style used in the park between 1955 and 1962. Before the well-known m
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Disneyland Report to Anaheim and Orange County.342 - Disneyland Report to Anaheim and Orange County.
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(Disneyland, 1958) A booklet titled "Disneyland Report to Anaheim and Orange County" from July 1958. This report includes information on D...
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Collection of (14) Disneyland Patches.343 - Collection of (14) Disneyland Patches.
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(Disneyland, c.1959-00s) An incredible set of cast member wardrobe patches and souvenir patches from Disneyland. These patches span over 50 years of D
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Multi-Signed Disneyland Retirement Card.344 - Multi-Signed Disneyland Retirement Card.
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(Disneyland, c.1950s) A very rare, cast member signed card given to a fellow employee upon his retirement in the late 1950s. Among the signatures of e
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Disneyland Band "Administration Building" Photo.345 - Disneyland Band "Administration Building" Photo.
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(Disneyland, c.1960s) A rare photograph of the Disneyland Band with Vesey Walker, the Founding Director of the Disneyland Band. This rare black and wh
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Disneyland Guided Tour Script.346 - Disneyland Guided Tour Script.
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(Disneyland, 1961) A collection of informational documents for Disneyland tour guides, including a script for the tour. This collection includes &qu...
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Cast Member "Disneyland Diary" Booklet.347 - Cast Member "Disneyland Diary" Booklet.
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(Disneyland, 1974) An informative book titled "Disneyland Diary: 1955-Today". The pages document the highlights, attractions, details of p...
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Disney Parks Transportation Services Brochure.348 - Disney Parks Transportation Services Brochure.
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(Disneyland, 1975) A rare pamphlet created to educate Disney staff on the various transportation services created for the Disney parks, particularly t
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Disney Worldwide Services Employee Gift.349 - Disney Worldwide Services Employee Gift.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1977-93) A very rare and unusual commemorative gift given to employees of Disney Worldwide Services in 1993. This gift features
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Oversize Disneyland Aerial Photograph.350 - Oversize Disneyland Aerial Photograph.
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(Disneyland, c.1970) A large aerial photo of Disneyland, which appears to have been taken near the end of 1970. This oversize photo is mounted to a fo
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