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Original Production Animation Drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Society Dog Show," 1939


Original Production Animation Drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Society Dog Show," 1939

Original production animation drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Society Dog Show," 1939, Walt Disney Studios; Graphite, red, and green pencils on peg hole paper; Numbered 72 lower right; Size - Mickey Mouse: 6 x 5 3/4", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed.


"When I get through, you'll win a dozen blue ribbons." - Mickey Mouse


Society Dog Show (originally released on February 3, 1939) is a Walt Disney Company animated short film that was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Bill Roberts and animated by Al Eugster, Shamus Culhane, Fred Moore, John Lounsbery, Norm Ferguson, and Leo Salkin. The short is notable in that it was the last appearance of Mickey's older dotted eye character design.


The plot summary of "Society Dog Show" is that Mickey Mouse (voiced by Walt Disney) enters his dog Pluto into an upscale dog show. While Mickey grooms Pluto, Pluto starts swooning over Fifi the Peke who is flirting with him in an adjoining grooming station. Chaos erupts when Pluto, annoyed by all the prodding during the dog show inspection, attacks the Dog Show Judge (voice by Pinto Colvig). Mickey and Pluto are thrown out of the Dog Show and onto the street. Suddenly a fire breaks out in the building when the flash powder from a camera ignites some of the Dog Show decoratons. Pluto bravely goes into the burning building and saves Fifi. The final scene is when the Dog Show Judge places a "Public Hero #1" medal around Pluto's neck, and he shares a hug with Fifi!


This is a large and very nice original production animation drawing of Mickey Mouse from the 1939 Walt Disney short film "Society Dog Show." The drawing is from the scene when Mickey is pouring perfume into a pump sprayer in order to spray Pluto prior to being judged. He says, "When I get through, you'll win a dozen blue ribbons." A beautiful drawing of Mickey rendered in graphite, red, and green pencils, and he is both eyes and mouth open. A rare piece of vintage Disney animation artwork, and a great addition to any collection!


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