Mickey Mouse Animation Drawings (Walt Disney)

The Whoopee Party Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1932).
When Mickey and friends have a house party, Minnie plays the piano as the guests dance. Meanwhile Mickey, Goofy, and Horace Horsecollar prepare snacks and refreshments, which is brought out to much fanfare and ballyhoo.
The party goers immediately devour all the food and continue to dance when a band forms and plays Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer. Mickey dances with Patricia Pig as the party crowd all cry “Whoopee!” From this scene we have a terrific animation drawing of Mickey dancing with Patricia. You can see this image around the 3:00 mark in Walt Disney’s The Whoopee Party. This Wilfred Jackson directed short film was released on 9/17/32 and features Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse. The drawing was rendered in graphite on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper. 2-peghole animation paper is characteristic of animation done at the Walt Disney Studios during the 1920s and 30s. The image area measures approximately 7″ x 4″ with Mickey standing 3.5″ tall.

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Canine Caddy Pair of Mickey Mouse and Pluto Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1941).
“Ah, what a swell day for a game of golf!” In Canine Caddy, Mickey goes golfing with Pluto serving as his caddy. Pluto at first causes distractions for Mickey, but helps him out by pointing to the ball just like he learned in The Pointer. Later Pluto encounters a mischievous gopher whom he chases burrowing through the ground in this short subject film directed by Clyde Geronimi and released to theaters on 5/30/41. Walt Disney provided the voice for Mickey along with Pinto Colvig as Pluto. From Canine Caddy we have two vintage animation drawings; one of Mickey and one of Pluto. The Mickey image measures 4.25″ tall with Pluto measuring 7″ x 4″. You will see the image of Mickey around the 2:24 mark and the Pluto image around the 2:33 mark. The drawings were rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper.

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Mickey’s Garden Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1935).
Mickey’s garden is being invaded by insects in Walt Disney’s 1935 animated short, Mickey’s Garden, directed by Wilfred Jackson and released on 7/13/35. In an attempt to stop the invasion and rid his garden of the pesky pests, Mickey uses insecticide, but accidentally gets dosed by his own bug spray, after which he begins having wild hallucinations. You will see this original animation drawing of Mickey with his bug sprayer around the 2:43 mark. Disney Legend Inductee and one of “Walt’s Nine Old Men” Ollie Johnston did the layouts for this short while Walt Disney provided the voice for Mickey Mouse. The image was rendered in graphite with color pencils on 12 field 2-peghole animation paper.

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Society Dog Show Mickey Mouse and Pluto Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1939).
In Walt Disney’s Society Dog Show, Mickey Mouse enters Pluto in an aristocratic dog show. While Mickey grooms Pluto, Pluto starts swooning over Fifi the Pekingese. Things don’t look good for Mickey and Pluto after the judge who looks over Pluto kicks them out when the dog attacks the judge. But when a fire breaks out in the building, Pluto bravely goes in to save Fifi and is a hero. Society Dog Show was directed by Bill Roberts with animation by one of
“Walt’s Nine Old Men” and a Disney Legend Inductee, John Lounsbery along with Norm Ferguson who is credited for his contribution to the creation of Pluto, one of Disney’s best-known and most endearing characters. From Society Dog Show, we have a superb drawing of Mickey grooming Pluto. This image can be seen at the 1:49 mark. The drawing was rendered in graphite with red and green pencil on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper.

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Thru the Mirror Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1936).
In this Mickey Mouse cartoon short, Thru the Mirror, Mickey has a “Through the Looking Glass” type dream that he travels through his mirror and enters a topsy-turvy world where everything is alive. This short subject film was directed by David Hand, who would go on to be the supervising director on Snow White and the Seven DwarfsThru the Mirror was released on 5/30/36. The title is written as Thru the Mirror on the title card, but the alternative spelling Through the Mirror is used on the poster for the film. The drawing we have in this lot is interesting in that it has the animator’s notations on the piece indicating; “take this sc. same as the others turn it over and over” making this a superb piece for any animation collection. You will see this image around the 7:31 mark in the short. This one-of-a-kind piece was hand-drawn using graphite and red pencil on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper

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Mickey’s Service Station Peg Leg Pete Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1935).
When Pete’s car has a squeak, he brings it in to Mickey’s shop for repairs; by the end of the cartoon, about all he has left is this tire around his neck! Great original 12 field 2-peghole animation drawing of this classic Disney Villain, from Mickey’s Service Station directed by Ben Sharpsteen which was first shown in theaters on 3/16/35. The art is in graphite with an image area measuring 8.5″ x 4.5″. We love Pete’s expression here! The number 146 is written in the upper right corner as well as “Trace #147″ under the engine illustration.

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