How to Get Your Hands on Rare Disney Items (Including Walt's Will)
The auction takes place Friday.
Disney fans can own a piece of the company’s incredible history today, with the Animation & Disneyana Auction, which will feature some 600 lots of original animations and items related to Disney.
The auction, held at Profiles in History in Los Angeles at 11 a.m. PST on Friday, will feature “some of the finest examples of vintage and contemporary animation art and ephemera” the company has ever handled, according to a statement put out by Joe Maddalena, owner of the auctioneer.
Items include Walt Disney’s last will and testament, which is expected to sell for anywhere between $40,000 and $60,00, and another signed document from Disney marking the launch of the Walt Disney brand.
There’s also production cels—sheets used by animators—of famed works like “Cinderella,” “Pinocchio,” and “Snow White,” props like a mini “Jungle Cruise” boat from Disney parks, and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” set items that include cast member costumes, treasures, and a skull.
Besides Disney’s animations, the collection also incorporates Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” artworks, original Tim Burton artwork and set pieces from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Looney Tunes” artwork, and never-before-seen production art and scripts from “The Transformers.”