Ref. DLD1137

Donald Duck in "Modern Inventions"



Inspiration for Matt Groening’s "Futurama" pilot episode.

Last short film starring Donald Duck included in The Mickey Mouse Series"".

Probably the most important cartoon in Donald Duck’s history.

Donald’s voice played by Disney Legend Clarence Nash.

Dimensions: Main draw: 8cm x 12cm. Canvas: 30cm x 25,3cm. Frame: 40cm x 30cm. Window mat: 29cm x 20cm.

Medium: Graphite hand drawing on 5 peghole production paper with black and red color pencil.

Condition: Minor handling and edge wear, mild age-related paper toning (W5 as for our guide).

Framing: White RIBBA, PH-neutral mount, acid-free, polystyrene front, easy and fast disassemble. 

Authenticity: Trackable and conducted thorough research verified authenticity in exclusive NTAG215 card ISO 14443-3A with 32-bit code.

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This original animation drawing can be seen at mark 1:48 of the short film "Modern Inventions" on online views. Here we can see a great full figure of Donald Duck at his best wearing a top hat provided by Robot Butler. The character’s shade is drawn in red colored pencil. There is a production note on the right of Donald’s drawing with section number. The artwork has an animation rule on the upper right side and is numbered 90 A C on the lower right side.

"Modern Inventions" is probably the most important short film in Donald Duck’s history. In the film, Donald visits The Museum of Modern Marvels, where he struggles with many strange machines which seem to be against him. The cartoon was released on May 29th 1937 and was the third and last film branded under "The Mickey Mouse Series", although Mickey never appears on it. Due to its success it became the starting point for "The Donald Duck Series". 

This feature is the first work as director for Jack King, a man that came back to the Walt Disney Studios after animating the Looney Tunes. He was infamous for directing the best Donald Duck cartoons, all of them under stories created by Carl Barks, also known as "The Duck Man". Carl Banks was the man in charge of all the Donald Duck stories since "Modern Inventions" until his retirement in 1966.

This is  a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for making yours a piece of Art, but also a piece of Walt Disney Studios Animation History, and the gag that converted Donald Duck into a pop star and inspirational icon!




Package: Custom, hand-made premium box with a Collector's Handbook, care guide, certificate of authenticity and branded materials. Authenticity: Trackable and conducted thorough research verified authenticity in exclusive NFC password protected NTAG215 card ISO 14443-3A with 32-bit code. Framing: White RIBBA, PH-neutral mount (will not discolour the picture), acid-free, polystyrene front, easy and fast disassemble.  Shipping: Free premium express shipping from Madrid, Europe.


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