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Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice concept painting from Fantasia

12 Aug

(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original concept painting featuring Mickey Mouse from Fantasia, showing him as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Accomplished in watercolor, using various techniques, on art board. Character image measures 4 x 4.5, with a mat opening of 8 x 7.5. This piece is also framed with an engraved nameplate to an overall size of 20.75 x 22. In fine condition. When working on the storyboards for Fantasia, composition layout artist Tom Codrick originally had Mickey conducting the ocean. Upon seeing these ideas, Walt Disney said his artwork was lovely but the idea was too dull—he wanted to see Mickey conducting the universe, as he appears here. A magnificent piece of original artwork that inspired one of the most famous scenes in cinematic history, truly capturing the magical feeling that Fantasia inspires

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