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Disney - General

The Walt Disney Company was created in 1923 by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney. Disney quickly established itself as a major American animation leader and is now the second-largest media conglomerate in the world. Disney’s creation of Mickey Mouse in 1928 along with the production of “Steamboat Willie” helped put Disney on the road to success.

The early development of Disney toys, especially those associated with Mickey Mouse, was orchestrated by Kay Kamen. Kamen was responsible for some of the finest toys ever made by Disney partner Tippco. Numerous other German tinplate toy companies produced early Mickey Mouse toys. Several are attributed to the work of Ub Iwerks, an animation artist who helped Walt Disney bring Mickey Mouse to the animation screen.

Collectors today seek out rare original animation production cels by specific artists including Walt Disney himself. Early tin litho toys, posters, and advertising associated with early Disney production lines are highly sought after today. Later items from the movie “Fantasia” are greatly valued as well as later toys, pins, and giveaways from Disney promotions.


Quick Facts

  • A Tippco Mickey & Minnie Mouse on a motorcycle toy sold at Bertoia Auctions in September 2009 for $71,300
  • A 1935 Walt Disney production cel painted by Walt Disney himself for “The Band Concert” sold for $420,000 at a private sale in 1999
  • Originally named Mortimer Mouse, Disney’s design for Mickey Mouse was refined by animation artist Ub Iwerks

Recommended Items at Auction

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DISNEY ORNAMENTS 8 BOXES LOT 696
Nov 28, 5:00 PM EST
DISNEY ORNAMENTS 8 BOXES LOT 696
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$7017 Bids
Mickey, Minnie and Pluto (3) wood and metal bendable vintage toys. Heights from 3” - 7”.
Nov 30, 6:00 PM EST
Mickey, Minnie and Pluto (3) wood and metal bendable vintage toys. Heights from 3” - 7”.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$857 Bids
Snow White & The 7 Dwarves and More
Dec 04, 9:00 AM PST
Snow White & The 7 Dwarves and More
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $250- $275
$456 Bids
DISNEY PIXAR CARS PACK OF 10 NEW LOT 696
Nov 28, 5:00 PM EST
DISNEY PIXAR CARS PACK OF 10 NEW LOT 696
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$226 Bids
LIONEL MICKEY MOUSE WALT DISNEY HANDCAR.
Nov 30, 9:00 AM EST
LIONEL MICKEY MOUSE WALT DISNEY HANDCAR.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $600- $1,200
$5506 Bids
Keith Haring Bearbrick Medicom 400% 100% Doll Toys
Dec 01, 12:00 PM EST
Keith Haring Bearbrick Medicom 400% 100% Doll Toys
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$705 Bids
Antique Donald Duck by Gund,13” tall with box.
Nov 30, 6:00 PM EST
Antique Donald Duck by Gund,13” tall with box.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$124 Bids
KEYSTONE WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE TALKIE JECKTOR.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
KEYSTONE WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE TALKIE JECKTOR.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $250- $500
$2754 Bids
EMERSON WALT DISNEY SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS RADIO.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
EMERSON WALT DISNEY SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS RADIO.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3254 Bids
Antique Goofy by Gund,13” tall with box.
Nov 30, 6:00 PM EST
Antique Goofy by Gund,13” tall with box.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
Harmony Kingdom lot of 4 trinket boxes. Mickey through the years, and the 3 little pigs.
Nov 30, 6:00 PM EST
Harmony Kingdom lot of 4 trinket boxes. Mickey through the years, and the 3 little pigs.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$63 Bids
Vintage Eugene the Jeep Composition. Wood toy Popeye character doll 6” tall.
Nov 30, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Eugene the Jeep Composition. Wood toy Popeye character doll 6” tall.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$93 Bids
Walt Disney "Through the Years" Animation Drawing
Nov 30, 12:00 PM EST
Walt Disney "Through the Years" Animation Drawing
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $40- $400
$1003 Bids
ENGLISH WELLS WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HANDCAR.
Nov 30, 9:00 AM EST
ENGLISH WELLS WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HANDCAR.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$3002 Bids
LOT OF 4: MARX TIN LITHO DISNEY THEMED WIND-UP TOYS.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF 4: MARX TIN LITHO DISNEY THEMED WIND-UP TOYS.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $250- $500
$1502 Bids
KEYSTONE WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE MOVIE PROJECTOR.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
KEYSTONE WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE MOVIE PROJECTOR.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$2252 Bids

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