Ref. DLD1138

Donald Duck in "Self Control"



Donald’s first attempt in history at controlling his temper.

Directed by Jack King, with a story created by Carl Barks, the "Duck Man".

Same plot was used 13 years later for Tom and Jerry’s "Cat Napping".

Donald’s voice played by Disney Legend Clarence Nash.

Dimensions: Main draw: 10cm x 11cm. 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, and blue ink stamp.

Condition: Minor handling and edge wear, mild age-related paper toning (W5,5 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 8:02 of the short film "Self Control" on online views, nearly at the end of the film. Here we can see a great bust of Donald Duck covering his face with his hand. Donald’s drawing has shade effects on red and green. The artwork is stamped with ART PROPS DEPT inked stamp, and numbered 237 13 on the lower right side.

Released on February 11th 1938, "Self Control" is the first time in Animation History where we can see Donald Duck trying to control his temper. At the beginning of the film, he is just trying to take a nap with a radio program on, but the other inhabitants of his garden will do their best to impede it. 

The film was directed by Jack King, best known as one of the earliest pioneers of Animation. He worked for Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes and for The Walt Disney Company, where he directed over 50 Donald Duck short films in just 12 years. The story of this feature was created by Disney Legend Carl Barks, "the Duck Man", the man in charge of creating all the universe around Donald Duck.

Do not miss this opportunity to have at home a piece on Disney and Animation History: the first time ever that Donald Duck was angry, something that soon became his natural state!




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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