Ref. DLD1436 - SOLD

Donald Duck in "Donald and Pluto"



Pilot episode for the "Donald Duck Series".

New design for Donald Duck created by Fred Spencer.

First appearance of Pluto and Donald without Mickey in a short film.

Donald’s voice played by Disney Legend Clarence Nash.

Dimensions: Main draw: 15.8cm x 14,5cm. 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 green color pencil.

Condition: Minor handling and edge wear, mild age-related paper toning (W4,3 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 6:18 of the short film "Donald and Pluto" on online views. Here we can see Donald in his new design fighting against the magnetic field of the hammer with his best angry face. Apart from the main drawing, the artwork presents a character test numbered 146 upside down. The drawing is rendered on black and green colored pencile and the artwork is numbered EG 146 on the lower right side.

"Donald and Pluto" is one of a kind short film. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, was part of "The Mickey Mouse Series", and considered the pilot episode for forthcoming "The Donald Duck Series", as Mickey Mouse never appears in the film. The plot is as easy as effective: Donald is a plumber in a basement and Pluto is trying to have his lunch upstairs. When the dog accidentally swallows a magnet, the action is served. 

This film introduces Fred Spencer’s new design for Donald Duck which included a slimmer body, shorter neck, rounder feet and a shorter bill. But this is not the only fact that makes "Donald and Pluto" a historical landmark: it features the first Pluto appearance in a short film without Mickey, and also the first Donald Duck short film as main character, and without Mickey Mouse on his side.

Make yours one of the most important short films in Donald's career, a must for fans of the duck, but also for those who want to have a piece of Disney and Animation history on their hands.




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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