Dumbo, 1941

A great collection of original production animation cels, original production animation drawings, master production backgrounds, and model sheets for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Mother Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $300 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $250 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $150 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $250 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $150 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $250 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $150 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
Dumbo Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $100 or Pay Over Several Months!

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SOLD - Dumbo Timothy Mouse Cel & BG
SOLD - Dumbo Timothy Mouse Cel & BG

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse over an original production background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse: 6 x 8 1/4", Image 8 1/4 x 11", Frame 18 1/2 x 21 1/2"; Framed using a grey wood frame, three colored mats, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel
SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; Walt Disney Productions stamp verso; Size - Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4", Image 7 1/2 x 9 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Dumbo Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Dumbo Suggestions) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo and Mother Cel
SOLD - Dumbo and Mother Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and his Mother (Mrs. Jumbo) over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo: 6 x 8 1/4", Image 8 3/4 x 11 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo & Crows Drawing
SOLD - Dumbo & Crows Drawing

Original production animation drawings in red and graphite pencils of Dumbo and Five Crows from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 2 and C2 lower right; Production stamps lower left; Size - Dumbo: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2", Five Crows 2 1/4 x 4", Sheets: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel
SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse: 9 x 12 3/4", Image 11 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Cel
SOLD - Dumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo set over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; With original Courvoisier Galleries certificate; Size - Dumbo: 4 x 4 3/4", Image 6 1/2 x 7 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo and his Mother (Mrs. Jumbo) Cel
SOLD - Dumbo and his Mother (Mrs. Jumbo) Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and his Mother (Mrs. Jumbo) over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo: 6 1/4 x 8", Image 8 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Suggestion Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Dumbo Suggestion Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Dumbo Suggestion Sketches from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Dumbo Suggestion Sketches) title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo & Peanuts Vendor Cel
SOLD - Dumbo & Peanuts Vendor Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and a Peanuts Vendor over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; With Copyright Walt Disney Productions stamp verso; Size - Dumbo and Peanuts Vendor: 6 3/4 x 7", Image 8 1/2 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Cel
SOLD - Dumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo set over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; Size - Dumbo: 3 3/4 x 2", Image 7 x 6 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Cel
SOLD - Dumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Dumbo with Water and Bubble Effects all set over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Dumbo with Water and Bubble Effects: 6 3/4 x 6 1/4", Image 8 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Drawing
SOLD - Dumbo Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red, blue, and graphite pencils of Dumbo from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Production stamp and numbers lower right; Size - Dumbo: 7 1/4 x 8", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo In Mother's Trunk Cel
SOLD - Dumbo In Mother's Trunk Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo in his mother's (Mrs. Jumbo) trunk over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo's Trunk: 6 3/4 x 4 1/4", Image 9 1/4 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Timothy Q. Mouse Cel
SOLD - Timothy Q. Mouse Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Timothy Q. Mouse over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Gallery label; Size - Timothy Mouse: - 3 1/2 x 3", Image 8 1/2 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Timothy Mouse Drawing #102
SOLD - Timothy Mouse Drawing #102

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Timothy Q. Mouse from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 102 in pencil lower right; Production stamp lower left; Size - Timothy Mouse: 5 x 5 1/4", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Cel
SOLD - Dumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; Size - Dumbo: 4 x 3 1/4", Image 7 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Timothy Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Timothy Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Timothy Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Mother Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo In Mother's Trunk Cel
SOLD - Dumbo In Mother's Trunk Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo in his mother's (Mrs. Jumbo) trunk over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo's Trunk: 5 3/4 x 4 3/4", Image 8 x 5 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Timothy Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Timothy Mouse Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Timothy Mouse Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Graphite embellishments of emblems of the Third Reich in anticipation of Disney involved in the creation of propaganda cartoons during World War II; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mr. Stork & Mrs. Jumbo Cel
SOLD - Mr. Stork & Mrs. Jumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Mr. Stork and Mrs. Jumbo over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; Stamped twice Copyright Walt Disney Productions verso; Size - Mr. Stork: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4", Mrs. Jumbo: 4 1/2 x 6", Image 8 1/4 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo Drawing
SOLD - Dumbo Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red, green, and graphite pencils of Dumbo from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 43 in pencil lower right; Production stamp lower left; Size - Dumbo: 5 x 5 3/4", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Mother Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel
SOLD - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Galleries label and stamped Copyright Walt Disney Productions verso; Size - Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4", Image 7 1/2 x 9", Frame 18 x 19"; Framed with gold wood frame, linen mat, gold wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Casey Jr. Circus Train Cel
SOLD - Casey Jr. Circus Train Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of the Casey Jr. Circus Train over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; Size - Casey Jr. Circus Train: 7 3/4 x 4 1/4", Image 9 1/4 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mother Elephant Sugg. Model Sheet
SOLD - Mother Elephant Sugg. Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Mother Elephant Sugg. from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Mother Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Mother Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo With Flag Drawing
SOLD - Dumbo With Flag Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red, green, blue, and graphite pencils of Dumbo with flag from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; On five peg hole paper with production stamp lower right; Numbered 54 in pencil lower right; Size - Dumbo With Flag: 5 3/4 x 8", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Dumbo and Mrs Jumbo Cel
SOLD - Dumbo and Mrs Jumbo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Dumbo and his Mother (Mrs. Jumbo) over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; With Walt Disney Productions Copyright Stamp and partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo: 6 x 5", Image 8 1/2 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Prissy Elephant Model Sheet
SOLD - Prissy Elephant Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Prissy Elephant from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Elephant Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Elephant Suggestions from "Dumbo," 1941, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character titles, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions & Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Walt Disney Dumbo Original Production Animation Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production cel of Dumbo and Timothy Mouse over an original production background from "Dumbo," 1941; Size - Dumbo & Timothy Mouse: 6 x 8 1/4", Image 8 1/4 x 11", Frame 18 1/2 x 21 1/2"; Framed using a grey wood frame, three colored mats, and plexiglass.

“Dumbo, the 9th wonder of the 'univoise'! The 'woild's' only flying elephant!”
―Timothy Q. Mouse

The Walt Disney full length feature film "Dumbo," released in 1940, introduced to the world one of the greatest characters in the Disney pantheon, Dumbo the flying elephant! Dumbo was the only character in the film who never uttered a single word, and yet he is one of the most remembered Disney stars. All of his feelings were conveyed through body

movements and facial expressions. The extraordinary animation skill needed in order to do this with a human, but in this case a baby elephant, can not be underestimated.

The Disney Studio animation artists were still fairly new to feature animation, having only started in 1937 with "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The film prior to "Dumbo" was "Fantasia," with one of the most successful sequences being "Night on Bald Mountain." Here again, the main character Chernabog, a huge winged devil, sitting on top of a mountain, commanding the undead below, and never uttering a single word; made a huge impression on the viewing public.

The Disney animator Vladimir "Bill" Tytla created the devil-giant for "Fantasia's" "Night on Bald Mountain," and for the next film he was given the task of animated the film's star, Dumbo. He said:  

"I gave him everything I thought he should have," said Tytla. "It just happened. I don't know a damn thing about elephants. It wasn't that. I was thinking in terms of humans, and I saw a chance to do a chracter without using any cheap theatrics. Most of the expressions and mannerisms I got from my own kid. There's nothing theatrical about a two-year-old kid. They're real and sincere- like when they damn near wet their pants from excitement when you come home at night. I've bawled my kid out for pestering me when I'm reading or something, and he doesn't know what to make of it. He'll just stand there and maybe grab my hand and cry... I tried to put all those things in Dumbo."

Certainly the greatest theme of "Dumbo" was the wonderful friendship between the mute baby elephant Dumbo and his unlikely friend, a mouse name Timothy. Various Disney animators were involved with the creation and animation of Timothy Q. Mouse including Fred Moore, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Ward Kimball. Edward S. Brophy was an American character actor, voice artist, and comedian; and he provided the voice for Timothy Mouse even though he was not credited in the film for the role.

This fantastic cel and background setup is from a critical part in the film. Once the big top circus tent has been assembled, Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper at a group of boys for tormenting and teasing Dumbo because of his large ears. When the Ringmaster and crew breakup the fight, this original hand painted production background of a circus tent can be seen behind Dumbo as he is dragged away from his mother. Dumbo's mother is locked up and deemed mad and poor Dumbo is shunned by the other elephants, and with no mother to care for him; he is now terribly alone. "How do ya like that, givin' him the cold shoulder. Poor li'l guy. There he goes, without a friend in the woild. Nobody to turn to. Ahh, I'll do somethin' 'bout this!" says Timothy Mouse. Timothy feels sympathy for Dumbo and becomes determined to make him happy again. This large and wonderful cel occurs in the film just after Timothy Mouse gives Dumbo a circus peanut in order to cheer him up. Dumbo is eyes and mouth open, smiling, and is full figure. Timothy is also eyes open, full figure, and smiling; and he then appoints himself as Dumbo's mentor and protector.

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