What's wrong with this picture, or rather this cel, which was sold at Christie's South Kensington back in 2000? For the answer, see below.
Walt Disney Studios
Lonesome Ghosts, 1937Mickey hunts for ghosts with a shotgun, gouache on trimmed celluloid, applied to full celluloid, applied to a colour xerox background, unframed
Image -- 4.1/8x4in. (10.5x10.2cm.)
Sight -- 9½x13½in. (24x34.3cm.)
- £2,000 - £2,500
- ($3,016 - $3,770)
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
This celluloid from Walt Disney's classic short "Lonesome Ghosts" (1937) shows Mickey Mouse in his ghost-hunting role. He shared the business with Donald Duck and Goofy. It's a nice image, but it doesn't make any sense to show him in front of his place of business when he should be trying to hunt ghosts in a haunted house. In other words, the Xerox color background is from the right short but the wrong scene. Here's the correct setting:
|Added to post December 25, 2011|
Note: My last Disney post is here, sort of.