Disney Short Films 1940 - 1960
Disney short films evolved as the feature films became the focus of the studio
after the huge success of
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Some short
films became part of feature films  as in "
The Reluctant Dragon"

The studio expanded the short films into longer compilations dubbed
"featurettes" in the post war period. These were the ideas behind the musical
films such as "
Melody Time" and "Make Mine Music".

By the 1950's some of these shorts became so elaborate that they were released
theatrically with Disney features and added to the Disney television show. We
are delighted to show this rare collection of art from the 1940's through the early
1960's.                Call for details about these great originals.
SHT2046 Train engineer Casey Jones works hard for his railroad!  This is a
detailed studio ozalid print model sheet used in the making of "
The Brave
Engineer
" 1950.     $350.00 framed.
SHT2051 The fighting Greeks are animated in this scene from
th "
The Tricks of our Trade" 1957. For anyone who ever
wanted to learn about animation, the show that aired  as part of the
Disneyland TV series and was a special treat!
Tricks of Our
Trade
was written by animation veteran and Disney Legend Dick
Huemer and  hosted by Walt Disney. This is an original hand
painted production cel on a print background. $450.00 framed.
SHT2001 The Pelican catches his lunch!An original hand painted production cel
froma Disney short cartoon"
The Pelican and the Snipe" 1944.  $950.00 framed.
                             The Truth About Mother Goose  1957
"The Truth About Mother Goose" is a beautifully animated film released in 1957 by Walt Disney Productions with
direction by Wolfgang Reitherman and Bill Justice. A trio of jazz-singing jesters sing three Mother Goose nursery rhymes
based on English history while an off screen narrator explains their origins in three animated vignettes. The rhymes include:

"
Little Jack Horner": Thomas Horner (steward to Richard Whiting, the last abbot of Glastonbury), allegedly stealing a title
deed in transit to Henry VIII of England.
"
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary": The life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and rival to Queen Elizabeth I of England. The
segment claims that the "silver bells" are said to "refer to the elaborate decoration on her dresses", the "cockle shells" to her
love of exotic food such as cockles, with the "pretty maids all in a row" referring to her ladies-in-waiting.
"
London Bridge Is Falling Down":  The gradual deterioration and dilapidation of the medieval Old London Bridge.
It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1957.
SHT2049  This original watercolor background painting is by famed artist
Eyvind Earle and is from the Disney short "Pigs Is Pigs" 1954. An early
piece of an important artist's work.    $1900.00 framed.
SHT2011  Professor Owl is teaching us about the origins of music. This is an
original hand painted production cel with a print background from
"
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom" 1953.       $750.00 framed.
SHT2020 This amazing pencil drawing of Amos shows his tail conducting
electricity! This is an original pencil animation drawing used in the making
of the Disney short subject film "
Ben and Me" 1953.   $400.00 framed.
SHT2021 Amos the mouse is detailed as he dons his Revolutionary gear! This is a studio ozalid
print animator's model sheet used in the making of  
"Ben and Me" 1953           $425.00 framed.
SHT2017  Ben Franklin expressions are  detailed in his rough model from
"
Ben and Me" 1953. This is a studio ozalid print model sheet used in the
making of a Disney animated film.                    $400.00 framed.
Adventures in Music:  Toot , Whistle, Plunk and Boom!     1953
This educational theatrical film short won an Oscar in 1954 for Best Short Subject.  "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" is a stylized
presentation of the evolution of the four orchestra sections over the ages with: the brass ("toot"), the woodwind ("whistle"), the
strings ("plunk") and the percussion ("boom").  Professor Owl takes class through a basic history of music, from cavemen times to
present day, explaining the four archetypes and how they work together to create pleasant sounds.                                            
SHT2002 Chip & the Rooster! An original production cel with print background.
production cel from "
Chicken In The Rough" 1951.     $650.00 framed.
SHT2043This rare hand painted cel includes a custom painted
watercolor background & was given as a studio gift! Based on the
cartoon short  "
The Little House"  1952.     $2900.00 framed.
SHT2004  Witch Hazel from the classic Donald Duck cartoon "Trick Or Treat"
1952. This is an original  production cel on print background.     $1000.00 framed.
SHT2042   Paul Bunyon with his ax gets ready to work! This is an original
hand painted production cel with print background from the American Tall
Tale of "
Paul Bunyon" 1958 with print background    $950.00 framed.
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                                                    HUMPHREY THE BEAR  1950's
Humphrey the Bear is a cartoon character created by the Walt Disney studio in 1950. He first appeared in the Goofy cartoon
"
Hold That Pose"1950  in which Goofy tried to take his picture. After that he appeared in four classic Donald Duck cartoons:
"
Rugged Bear"1953, "Grin and Bear It"1954, "Bearly Asleep"1955, and "Beezy Bear" 1955.  You could count on Humphrey
to drive Donald Duck and Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore crazy on visits to Brownstone National Park!
SHT2006 Humphrey the
Bear is fishing again! An
original animation production
cel from a 1950s
"
Humphrey the Bear"
cartoon. Released thru the
Disney Art Corner    $1150
framed
SHT2007 Humphrey the
Bear is surprised! An
original animation
production cel from a
1950s "
Humphrey the
Bear
" cartoon. Released
thru the Disney Art
Corner      $1000 framed
SHT2008 Humphrey the Bear is splashing in the water! An original
animation production cel from a 1950s "
Humphrey the Bear"
cartoon. Released thru the Disney Art Corner    $1150 framed
SHT2009 Humphrey the Bear set of three theatrical lobby cards used to
publicize the British release of 1950s "
Humphrey the Bear" cartoons.  
Paper size 8" x 10"     Your choice for $275 each  framed or $825 set framed
                                               BEN & ME      1953
Amos the Mouse tells the story of how a talented rodent (ala Jiminy Cricket) guided Benjamin Franklin to success with his
inventions and lead to his prominence in early America. It was adapted from the children's book written by author/illustrator
Robert Lawson and first published in 1939. The short received an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject in 1954.
       Check out our fine selection of production cels, drawings and production cels from this fine Disney film!
DON2016 Donald rescues Ranger Woodlore the "know it all" park
ranger in "
Grand Canyon Scope" 1954. This is an original hand
painted production cel .       $1125.00 framed.
DON3034 Donald is bedeviled by Ranger Woodlore in this original hand
painted production cel from this hilarious
Humphrey the Bear cartoon
"
Grin and Bear It" 1954.     $1000.00 framed.
SHT2012  Professor Owl checks his notes! This is an original hand
painted production cel with a print background from
"
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom" 1953.       $800.00 framed.
SHT2013 Professor Owl with saxaphone model sheet. This is a studio
ozalid print animators model sheet used in the making of the  cartoon "
Toot,
Whistle, Plunk and Boom
" 1953.   $495.00 framed.
SHT2014 Bird-brained students model sheet. This is a studio ozalid
print animators model sheet used in the making of the  cartoon
"
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" 1953.   $350.00 framed.
SHT2018 Amos the mouse is shown in his house . Note the saying "God
Helps Those Who Help Themselves". Original studio dye transfer publicity
photograph.   "
Ben and Me" 1953.   8" x 10"         $295.00 framed.
SHT2016 Benjamin Franklin is inventing something new! This is an original
animation production cel with print background actually filmed to make the
Disney film "
Ben and Me" 1953.    $1300.00 framed.
SHT2024 Mary Queen of Scotland and the English  Duke are  courting!
This is an original hand painted production cel includes print background.
from "
The Truth About Mother Goose" 1957.     $975.00 framed.
SHT2025 Little Jack Horner steals a land deed from the  King!
This is an original hand painted production cel & print  background
from "
The Truth About Mother Goose" 1957. $975.00 framed.
SHT2028 The knight is large in this fine pose! This is an original
hand painted production cel with print background from
"
The Truth About Mother Goose" 1957.   $700.00 framed.
SHT2027 Two knights joust to entertain the Queen!  This is an original hand
painted production cel with print background from "
The Truth About
Mother Goose"
1957.  Excellent detail!     $1300.00 framed.
     More Disney 1940's - 1960's animated cartoon shorts!
SHT2047 A young beetle is trying to run away from home, but is
stopped by  the dreaded bug collector Donald Duck. Original
production cel from "
Bootle Beetle" 1947   $450 framed
                                                   Goliath II     1960
Goliath II is a tiny Indian baby elephant who is no bigger than his giant father's toenail.  Goliath II's mother loves him very
much and o protects him from many dangers like a crafty tiger, a crocodile (resembling Tick-Tock) and being stepped on.
A mouse scars the herd, but Goliath II battles the mouse and becomes a hero! This is the first Disney short cartoon to use
xerox outlines. "Goliath II"  received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short in 1961.   Sweet!
SHT2041 Goliath II and the mouse fight! This is an original hand
painted production cel from  "
Goliath II" 1960.     $ 950.00 framed.
SHT2040 Goliath II stands up to the racscally mouse! This is an original
hand painted production cel from  "
Goliath II" 1960. $1100.00 framed.
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