Walter Lantz (1899-1994) original signed Woody Woodpecker drawing (PF85)

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2015-06-26 12:03:31

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Walter Lantz (1899-1994) original signed Woody Woodpecker drawing (PF85)

Cartoonists original animation drawing of Woody Woodpecker

Walter Lantz (1899-1994) produced and directed animated films for Universal Studios from 1927 until 1972, producing over 600 theatrical cartoons. He introduced his first full colour Technicolor cartoon in 1939. Woody Woodpecker was introduced in 1940, featuring in nearly a third of Lantz's cartoons.

Walter Lantz, drawing of Woody WoodpeckerWalter Lantz, drawing of Woody Woodpecker

This pencil animation drawing, on artist's paper, shows Woody Woodpecker. Including the card frame, the drawing measures 11x14. Lantz's signature and numbered reference, 159, are placed on the bottom right. The Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz seal is stamped in gold ink on the bottom left.

Animation drawings are the original models from which animation cels are traced. They are considered by many collectors to be the purist form of the art of cartoon production as they are the only form of collectible art work created by the animation artist.

(PF85) (G)

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