Burbank: Disney Studios, Buena Vista, c1966. 18, balmy, Disney Studio drawings, on 18, individual, 14” X 10” sheets of 5 peg–hole, 16 field animation paper, 17 of them in black graphite, and 1 in blue pencil. The images of the 17 Poohs range in size from 6 1/2” tall for full figure, to 2 1/2” tall for expressive portraits. The 2 full figure drawings are numbered 77 and 107, the rest are portraits or 3/4, numbered 3, 5, 11, 55, 61, 65, 69, 73, 81, 89, 93, 127 and 129. The drawing of the Hundred Acre Wood, in blue, is a full page, 14” X 10” sketched background. Near fine. Near fine. Item #451
Pooh is awfully sweet and still popular, even in our edgier time when we’re all going to Hell unless God starts grading on a curve. And he’s widely acclaimed, with a nearly spotless social record, having been banned in only one small community, where anti Pooh Bear forces squealed that he caused YTD (youthful tendency disorder). Winnie was the last animation labor shepherded by Walt himself. The studio launched it with 3 shorts beginning in 1966 (Honey Tree, Blustery Day, and Tigger Too) then combined them into a 1977 feature film (The Many Adventures), which holds a unanimous critic approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. And during all 4 film productions, no animals were injured.