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First Draft of Steamboat Willie offered for sale at October S/R Laboratories Auction
The most historically important document in the long and extraordinary history of Disney animation will be offered for sale at auction by S/R Laboratories on October 24, 2016. The draft that changed everything was created by Walt Disney himself, along with his friend and partner Ub Iwerks, in a single burst on Saturday, May 19, 1928, eighty-eight years ago.
Our all-color catalog is overflowing with cels, backgrounds, drawings, concepts, storyboards and so much more that you’ve been looking for! Full color catalog with be online October 17, 2016 but print catalogs will NOT be sold after the auction closed so order yours now!
A BRIEF HISTORY In 1872, the Celluloid Manufacturing Company opened in Newark, New Jersey, where the first man-made plastic, called Celluloid, was commercially produced. The revolutionary product made the movies possible in so many ways. And it gave us animation cels. It Was Wonder Stuff Being a marvelously moldable substance, Celluloid was used to create […]
Disney, unlike other studios, made their own animation paint until 1985, when The Black Cauldron was released as the last film to be made with the original Disney animation paint. Why the change? Because Disney attempted to make the switch to newer acrylic-based paint colors, only to discover it would require an entire refitting of […]