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Home Defense (1943)
Production cel of Donald Duck.

This is the first piece we have ever had from this WWII short!

Angered by Huey, Dewy and Louieís antics, Admiral Donald has to admonish his young gun crew. In Home Defense, the Disney animators are able to bring awareness to the war effort to the children of the nation while keeping the content on the lighter side.
The frame measures 12.75" x 16.75" while the aperture measures 7.25" x 10.5".

The background was hand painted by John Basmajian to enhance the cel.

The lines on the matte were hand drawn by John Basmajian.

Wonderful World of Animation is honored that the Basmajian family has selected us as the exclusive gallery to represent their collection.

We all have the Basmajian family to thank for introducing the world to the joy of collecting animation art. In 1984, Disney animator John Basmajian teamed up with Christieís to launch the first ever animation art auction. Despite a court case brought by Disney days before the auction, the judge ruled that the art was rightfully Johnís and that he was allowed to sell it.

Thanks to Johnís vision to rescue these treasures and the courage to stand up for what he believed in, a new collectable was born. The auction was a huge success and made national news.

If you would like to watch videos about the news reports on the auction or see John assembling the mats used for the framed pieces available, click here.

If you would like to read more about the court case, please click here.



Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. The light reflection is only visible in the web image only and is not on the actual piece.




US$ 1025  (framed)Add this piece to your collection for only US$205 a month.

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