Lot 4: Walter Lantz (3) production cels on photographic production background from early Dinky Doodle short.
December 9, 2016
Calabasas, CA, USALive Auction
4. Walter Lantz (3) production cels on photographic production background and (3) photographic production backgrounds from an early Dinky Doodle theatrical short. (Bray Studios, 1924) Trimmed cels applied to a 8 x 10 in. photographic background. Bray Studios was founded in 1914 by J. R. Bray, and was one of the first studios entirely devoted to series animation. Before “Woody Woodpecker”, Lantz worked for Bray. He directed, animated, and even starred in his first cartoon series, Dinky Doodle. A young Walter Lantz can be seen in 3 of the 4 backgrounds. In fine condition. $300 - $500