Friday, December 9, 2011

Fantasia Art from "The Nutcracker Suite"

On December 14, Bonhams will be offering these two works from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940). The first is a vibrant pastel study on black paper of the Russian Dance. The second is a multi-cel set up of snowflakes, probably on a master background.

Sale 19431 - Entertainment Memorabilia including Animation Art, 14 Dec 2011
California, Los Angeles

Lot No: 4387
A Walt Disney storyboard from Fantasia
1940, pastel on black, depicting thistles dancing the Russian Dance in a high-kicking Cossack style from the Nutcracker Suite section of the film, matted.
7 1/2 x 10 1/2in within mat
Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500
December 14, 2011: Sold for US$1,500 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Lot No: 4398
A Walt Disney celluloid from Fantasia
1940, gouache on celluloid, the multi-cel set-up of the snow fairies from the The Nutcracker Suite sequence in the film, applied to a watercolor background that was most likely used in the film.
10 x 12 1/2in
Estimate: US$600 - 800
December 14, 2011: Sold for US$3,125 inclusive of Buyer's Premium  

"Nutcracker Suite" - Fantasia 1940 

Video modified November 24, 2012

Note: My last Disney post dating from Walt's birthday is here.


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