Silly Symphony Short Cartoons
In the 1930's the Silly Symphony series of short animated films became a showcase for
the Disney artists. Animators 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.

This cartoon series enabled the Disney artists to experiment with new techniques.
Disney's first color short was a
Silly Symphony. The multi-plane camera ( giving flat,
two-dimensional animation a three dimensional look) started here. "
Silly Symphony"
cartoons also saw the first attempt at animating realistic human figures -- a necessary
step before they started on their first feature length film "
Snow White" 1937.

Silly Symphonies also gave us the first short where Disney felt true character had
finally been achieved: "
The Three Little Pigs" 1933. 75 different Silly Symphonies
were created over a ten year span (1929-1939). The series was discontinued once
animated feature films proved to be so successful.
SIL2024 Abner the country cousin and his city cousin Monty's costumes and
personality are detailed in this rare Disney  studio ozalid print model sheet
actually used in the making of the "Silly Symphony" cartoon "
Country Cousin"
1936.  Best Cartoon Short Award in 1936        $425.00 framed.
SIL2002  The poor Grasshopper is fed some hot soup! This is an original hand
painted production cel  used to make the early "Silly Symphony" cartoon
"
The Grasshopper and the Ants" 1933. Includes a hand painted custom
background with the ants on the background.     $1650.00 framed.
SIL2015 The Big Bad Wolf uses a silly  fairy disguise! This is an original
pencil animation drawing actually used to make the  "Silly Symphony"
cartoon "
The Big Bad Wolf" 1934.     $800.00 framed
SIL2013 Here is the Big Bad Wolf shut out of Granny's house! This is an
original pencil animation drawing actually used to make the  "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
The Big Bad Wolf" 1934.             $750.00 framed
SIL2032 A classic scene of Ferdinand smelling the flowers! This is an
original animation production cel actually  used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938. Includes hand made
Couvoisier Gallery background.      $2900.00 framed.
SIL2012 Garndma meets the Big
Bad Wolf! This is a set of two
original pencil animation drawings
actually used to make the  "Silly
Symphony" cartoon  "
The Big
Bad Wolf
" 1934.
$1000.00 framed.
SIL2070 These blind mice are musketeers! This is an original pencil animation drawing used to
make  the "Silly Symphony" cartoon "
The Three Blind Mousketeers" 1936.   $650.00 framed.
SIL2026 Little Hiawatha is detailed in this 7 pose original pencil model.This is
an original pencil model sheet actually  used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
Little Hiawatha" 1937.     $3000.00 framed.
SIL2001 King Neptune skewers a boat! This is an original pencil animation drawing
actually filmed to make the "Silly Symphony" cartoon  "
King Neptune" 1932    
$800.00 framed.
SIL2021 Mother Goose dances with her Goose in the amazing 1930 original from
"
Mother Goose Melodies" 1931 This is an original pencil animation drawing
actually used in the making of a "Silly Symphony" cartoon.  $450.00 framed.
SIL2023 Country raised Abner is feeling pretty dapper! This is an
original hand painted production cel  used in the making of the"Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
The Country Cousin" 1936. This set up includes
a hand painted custom background.      $1950.00 framed.
SIL2020Jenny 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.          $850.00 framed.
SIL2004 Mother Hen hugs her Ugly little Duckling! This rare pencil
storyboard was actually used to make Disney's first Silly Symphony rendition
of  "
The Ugly Ducking" 1931     $850.00 framed.
SIL2005 Ugly Duckling and Mother Hen. This ozalid print model sheet
shows the character designs from the black and white Silly Symphony
cartoon "
The Ugly Duckling" 1931      $400.00  framed.
SIL2014 Fidler Pig and Fifer Pig with little Red Riding Hood!  This is
an original pencil animation drawing actually used to make the  "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
The Big Bad Wolf" 1934.     $750.00 framed
SIL2016 The Big Bad Wolf and his sons make way in this unusual
pencil storyboard drawing actually used to make the  "Silly Symphony"
cartoon "
Three Little Wolves" 1936.     $950.00 framed
"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
"The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf"   1930s
"The Grasshopper and the Ants" 1933
"King Neptune" 1932
"The Ugly Duckling" 1932
SIL2027  Little Hiawatha is tracking a bear in this rare drawing. This is
an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of the
"Silly Symphony" cartoon "
Little Hiawatha" 1937.     $450.00 framed.
SIL2031 A perfect pose of Ferdinand the Bull! This is an original pencil
animation drawing actually  used in the making of the "Silly Symphony"
cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.      $700.00 framed.
SIL2010 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 used to make
the early "Silly Symphony" cartoon  "
The Big Bad Wolf" 1934. This set up
includes a hand painted watercolor custom background.    $1650.00 framed.
SIL2011 Red Riding Hood and the Pigs flee from the Big Bad Wolf.
This is an original hand painted production cel used to make the  "Silly
Symphony" cartoon  "
The Big Bad Wolf" 1934. This set up includes a
hand painted watercolor custom background.         $1650.00 framed.
SIL2028 Little Hiawatha is stalked by the bears! This is an original animation  mixed
cel set-up used in the making of the "Silly Symphony" cartoon "
Little Hiawatha"
1937. Includes an original Disney cartoon production background       $5200 framed.
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"Mother Goose Melodies"  1930
SIL2006 The little lost Duckling is more naturalistic in this color version of
the "Silly Symphony" cartoon. This is a studio ozalid print model sheet
actually  used in the making of the  "Silly Symphony" cartoon "
The Ugly
Duckling"
(1939).    $300.00 framed.
SIL2007 The Mother Duck and her ducklings are detailed in this fine
comparison model sheet from the updated color version. This is a
studio ozalid print model sheet actually  used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
The Ugly Duckling.         $300.00 framed.
SIL2017 Here is the Practical Pig
from the classic Silly Symphony
cartoon. "
The Practical Pig" 1939.
This KEY set up includes the
original hand painted MATCHING
production cel and KEY matching
original hand painted watercolor
background from the cartoon!           
VINTAGE SET UP!
Only $5300.00 framed.
SIL2029 Hiawatha action model sheet. This ozalid print model
sheet shows the character designs from the Silly Symphony
cartoon "
Little Hiawatha" 1931       $450.00  framed.
SIL2030 The Matador is a caricature of WALT DISNEY himself! This is an
original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.      $650.00 framed.
SIL2033 A perfect pose of Ferdinand smelling the colorful flowers! This
is an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of the
"Silly Symphony" cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.     
$700.00 framed.
SL2034 The Townspeople are a marching group in this rare drawing. This is
an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.               $450.00 framed.
SIL2035 The Townspeople are an interesting group! This is an original
hand painted production cel used in the making of the "Silly Symphony"
cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.Released through the Courvoisier
Art Program and includes a hand painted background. $1900.00 framed.  
SIL2036 The bullfight is all the talk around the pasture! This is an original
hand painted production cel used in the making of the "Silly Symphony"
cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.Released through the Courvoisier Art
Program and includes a hand painted background.     $1900.00 framed.
SIL2037 The Picador is a caricature of Master Disney Animator Bill
Tylta!  This is an original pencil animation drawing actually  used in the
making of the "Silly Symphony" cartoon "
Ferdinand the Bull" 1938.      
$400.00 framed.
SIL2041 Oliver Hardy as the Bakerman ! This is an original pencil
animation  drawing  actually used in the making of the "Silly Symphony"
"Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" 1938       $650.00 framed
SIL2040 Stan Laurel goes fishing! This is an original pencil animation  
drawing with color notations actually used in the making of the "Silly
Symphony"
"Mother Goose Goes To Hollywood" 1938  $750.00 framed
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SIL2042 Katherine Hepburn plays Little Bo Peep! This is an original pencil
animation  drawing  actually used in the making of the "Silly Symphony"
"Mother
Goose Goes To Hollywood
" 1938       $750.00 framed
SIL2052 The Bull is all worn out! This is a very rare original hand painted
production cel actually used in the making of  the "Silly Symphony" cartoon
"
Farmyard Symphony" 1938. Include print background.  RARE!                
$1600.00 framed.
SIL2050 This rare hand painted Title Card Cel with the
matching original production background painting actually used
in the making of the "Silly Symphony"cartoon "
Farmyard
Symphony
" 1938 The overleaf is approved and hand signed  
"Walt "
by Disney himself.  A great find!        $4900.00 framed.
SIL2051 The Cow and hungry calf!! This is a very rare original hand
painted production cel actually used in the making of  the "Silly
Symphony" cartoon  "
Farmyard Symphony" 1938. Include print
background.  RARE!                $1600.00 framed

Horace Horsecollar is an anthropomorphic horse created
by both Ub  Iwerks and Walt Disney in the early years of
the Disney Studio. Horace first appeared in the black and
white 1929’s
The Plowboy as Mickey Mouse‘s cocky,
yet good-natured best friend and steed. He gets his name
from the giant horse collar around his neck. Horace and
Clarabelle the Cow joined Mickey Mouse and Minnie
Mouse in cartoon antics from 1930-1942.  

In more recent years Horace made cameo appearances in
"
Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983) and "Who
Framed Roger Rabbit"
(1988). Horace had a bigger
role as the Prince's (Mickey's royal double) stone-faced
tutor in "
The Prince and the Pauper" (1990).

Horace Horsecollar was a sweet early Disney character
with lots of personality. We are proud to offer several
pieces of animation art from his early career in Disney
cartoons!
"Horace Horsecollar" 1929 -1942
SIL2060 Horace Horsecollar action model sheet. This early 1930s
lithographic model sheet shows the character designs for Horace as he
morphed from Horse to comedy sidekick.        $350.00  framed.
SIL2061 This is a set of four original drawings of Horace Horsecollar grabbing a pig from his debut cartoon.  During the depression, most
animation drawing paper was re-used on the reverse side for scrap paper and then sold as scrap. This EXTREMELY RARE set of 4 original
pencil animation drawings was used in the making of  "
The Plowboy" 1929 cartoon.        $2300.00 framed set
SIL2062 Horace Horsecollar shows off his rubber hose  
legs! This is an original pencil animation drawing used in
the making of a Disney cartoon. $450.00 framed.
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"Farmyard Symphony" 1938
"The Three Blind Mousketeers" 1936