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Silly Symphony Short Cartoons
The Silly Symphony series of short animated films became a showcase for the Disney artists. In them, they were allowed to let their
imaginations run a little freer, not being locked into the demands of a single character. The Symphonies were intended to have no
recurring characters (although a few of the regular characters did appear in a few.)

They also became the method where the Disney artists experimented with new techniques. The multi-plane camera (which proved
to be a milestone in animation; giving flat, two-dimensional animation a three dimensional look) got it's first tryout here. Disney's first
color short was a Silly Symphony. Disney's first real attempt at animating realistic human figures was also tried first in a Symphony;
a necessary step before they started on their first feature length film, "Snow White."

Ironically also, the one medium where the artists were not really concentrating on character gave us the first short where Disney
felt true character had finally been achieved: "The Three Little Pigs." 75 different Silly Symphonies were created over a ten year span
(1929-1939). The series was discontinued once the feature films proved to be so successful.
SIL1743 Abner and his city cousin Amos are detailed in this rare model from
"The Country Cousin" 1936. This is a studio ozalid print model sheet actually  
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $425.00 framed.
SIL1715 The poor grasshopper is fed some hot soup in this scene from "The Grasshopper and the
Ants" 1933. This is an original hand painted production cel  used in the making of a "Silly Symphony"
cartoon. $1750.00 framed. This set up includes a hand painted custom background with the ants
on the background..
SIL1763 The Townspeople are a fun group of 1930's style characters
in this rare cel. This is an original hand painted production cel from
"Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. $2395.00 framed.  This set up was released through
the Courvoisier Art Program and includes a hand painted background. Q
SIL1733 Now here's something you don't see everyday.... a wolf in drag!
This funny moment is from "The Big Bad Wold" 1934. This is an original
pencil animation drawing used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $850.00
framed.
SIL1727 Here is the Big Bad Wolf in a great pencil drawing from "The Big Bad
Wolf" 1934." This is an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making
of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $850.00 framed.
SIL1765 A classic full figured cel of Ferdinand is a great find! From "Ferdinand
The Bull" cartoon. $4250.00 framed. This set up includes a hand painted custom
background.
SIL1725 This wonderful set of drawings shows Grandma and the Wolf from the 1934
classic, "The Big Bad Wolf."  This is a set of two original pencil animation drawings actually  
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $1150.00 framed.
SIL1767 The Picador is a fine pencil original from "Ferdinand The Bull"
1938. This is an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the
making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $495.00 framed. Animated by
Disney artist Bill Tytla.
SIL1739 These three mice are blind - and musketeers in this original from "The Three Blind Mousketeers" 1936.
This is an original pencil animation drawing used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $795.00 framed.
SIL1761 The bullfight is all the talk around the pasture with the bulls in this scene
from "Ferdinand The Bull" 1938.  This is an original hand painted production cel  
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $2395.00 framed. This set up
includes a print background. Q
SIL1793 Here is the Practical Pig from the classic 1939 cartoon. "The Practical Pig."
This is a key set up with original cel and matching original hand painted watercolor
background. Here's a fine vintage cel! This is an original hand painted production cel
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. Only $5895.00 framed. Q
SIL1751 Little Hiawatha is detailed in this 8 pose original pencil model from
"Little Hiawatha" 1937. This is an original pencil model sheet actually  used in the
making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $3750.00 framed.
SIL1713 A fine pose of the King from  "King Neptune" 1932! This is an original
pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of a "Silly Symphony"
cartoon. $795.00 framed.
SIL1717 The villagers close the castle doors in this rare cel from "The Pied Piper" 1933. This is an original hand painted production
cel used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $1395.00 framed. This set up includes a print background.
SIL1753 From "Little Hiawatha" 1937. This is a studio ozalid print model sheet
actually  used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $495.00 framed.
SIL1755 Little Hiawatha is detailed in this 7 pose original pencil model
from "Little Hiawatha" 1937. This is an original pencil model sheet actually
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $3295.00 framed.
SIL1711 King Neptune skewers a boat in this very early Disney short,
"King Neptune" 1932. This is an original pencil animation drawing actually  
used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $895.00 framed.
SIL1705 Mother Goose dances with the Goose in the amazing 1930 original from
"Mother Goose Melodies." This is an original pencil animation drawing actually used
in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $650.00 framed.
SIL1741 Abner is feeling pretty dapper in this fine cel from "The Country
Cousin" 1936.  This is an original hand painted production cel  used in the
making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $2250.00 framed. This set up includes
a hand painted custom background. Q
SIL1703 Mother Goose and her Goose have a little dance in the vintage
cartoon, "Mother Goose Melodies" 1930. This is an original pencil animation
drawing used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $595.00 framed.
SIL1737 Jenny Wren was patterned after Mae West in this fabulous original pencil
model from "Who Killed Cock Robin" 1935. This is an original pencil animation
drawing used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $950.00 framed.
SIL1735 These two pencil layouts are great early Disney designs. This is a set of two original pencil animation drawings from the classic 1935
cartoon, "Cock O' The Walk." . $1050.00 framed.
SIL1707 This rare pencil storyboard is from Disney's first rendition of "The
Ugly Ducking" 1931. Match this original with the model sheet for a great display.
Only $975.00 framed.
SIL1709 This ozalid print model sheet shows the character designs from the
1931 black and white short cartoon, "The Ugly Duckling." $550.00 framed.
SIL1771 This rare title painting from the Silly Symphony, "Farmyard
Symphony" is OK'ed and hand signed by Walt Disney on the back -
see image. A great find! $5385.00 framed.
SIL1775 The Mother Duck and ducklings are detailed in this fine comparison
model sheet. This is a studio ozalid print model sheet actually  used in the
making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $395.00 framed.
SIL1769 This great pose of Oliver Hardy as the Pie Man is from the classic
Disney short, "Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" 1938. $795.00 framed.
SIL1729 Here are the pigs and Red Riding Hood together in this great production
drawing from "The Big Bad Wolf" 1934. $850.00 framed.
SIL1731 The Big Bad Wolf and his sons make way in this unusual pencil
storyboard from "Three Little Wolves" 1936. Great detail! $995.00 framed.
"The Ugly Duckling" 1939
"Farmyard Symphony" 1938
"Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" 1938
"Little Hiawatha" 1937
"Ferdinand The Bull" 1938
"The Country Cousin" 1936
"Who Killed Cock Robin?" 1935
"Cock O' The Walk" 1935
"The Practical Pig" 1939
"Three Blind Musketeers" 1936
"The Big Bad Wolf" 1934
"The Pied Piper" 1933
"The Grasshopper and the Ants" 1933
"King Neptune" 1932
"The Ugly Duckling" 1932
"Mother Goose Melodies" 1930
SIL1774 The Ugly Duckling is shown in great multiple poses on this model. This is a
studio ozalid print model sheet actually  used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon.
$395.00 framed.
SIL1776 This bird comparison model sheet is interesting and detailed. This is a
studio ozalid print model sheet actually used in the making of a "Silly Symphony"
cartoon. $395.00 framed.
"Barnyard  Concert" 1930
SIL1782 The wonderful cow illustrates the cartoon style of the day with characters
having eclectic limbs and repetitive movements. This is an original pencil animation
drawing from "The Band Concert" 1930. Only $350.00 framed.
SL1782 The Fiddler is a great ealry Disney musicina in this fine pencil drawing.
This is an original pencil animation drawing from "The Band Concert" 1930. Only
$350.00 framed.
SIL1790 The calf and his mother are a great find from this vintage film.
This is an original hand painted production cel with print background from
"Farmyard Symphony 1938. Only $1795.00 framed.
SIL1789 Here is a rare cel of the Bull from this rare cartoon. This is an original hand
painted production cel with print background from "Farmyard Symphony" 1938.
Only $1795.00 framed.
SIL1783 The matador is a great pose in this detailed drawing. This is an original pencil
animation drawing from "Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. Only $795.00 framed.
SIL1786 Here is Ferdinand in a lovely portrait pose. This is an original pencil
animation drawing from "Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. Only $795.00 framed.
SIL1789 Stan Laurel fishes in this fine finished drawing with color notations.
This is an original pencil animation drawing from "Mother Goose Goes to
Hollywood" 1938. Only $850.00 framed.
SIL1791 This is a studio ozalid print model sheet actually  used in the making of a
"Silly Symphony" cartoon. $395.00 framed.
SIL1688 A fine large Ferdinand Pose! This is an original pencil animation drawing
from "Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. Only $975.00 framed.
SIL1787 Smelling the Flowers! So Iconic! This is an original pencil animation drawing
from "Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. Only $895.00 framed.
SIL1796 Little Hiawatha is shown in detail in this rare drawing.
This is an original pencil animation drawing from "Little Hiawatha"
1937, $495.00 framed.
SL1798 The Townspeople are shown as a marching group in this rare
drawing. This is an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the
making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon. $495.00 framed.
SIL1799 Here is a great portrait pose of Ferdinand the Bull. This is an
original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of a "Silly
Symphony" cartoon. $855.00 framed.
SIL1723 Katherine Hepburn plays Little Bo Peep. This is an original pencil animation
drawing from "Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood" 1938. Only $850.00 framed.
SIL1794 The Fifer and Fiddler Pigs have a big laugh at the expense of the Big bad Wolf. This is an original hand
painted production cel from "The Big Bad Wolf" 1934. This set up includes a hand painted watercolor custom
background. $1795.00 framed.
SIL1795 Red Riding Hood and the pigs flee from the Big Bad Wolf. This is an original hand painted production cel
from "The Big Bad Wolf" 1934. This set up includes a hand painted watercolor custom background. $1795.00 framed.
SIL1760 Little Fifi is the object of Pluto's affections in the classic 1939 cartoon,
"Society Dog Show." This is an original hand painted production cel and hand prepared
background released through the Disney/Courvoisier Art Program $1895.00 framed.
SIL1761 Little Fifi is the object of Pluto's affections in the classic 1939 cartoon,
"Society Dog Show." This is an original hand painted production cel and hand
prepared background released through the Disney/Courvoisier Art Program
$1895.00 framed.
SIL1756 Little Hiawatha is stalked by the bears in this set up. This is a set of
original hand painted cels from "Little Hiawatha" 1937 on an original production background!!
$5950.00 framed.
"Society Dog Show" 1939