Wonderful World of Animation Art Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Mickey's Man Friday (1935)
After Mickey is marooned on an island inhabited by cannibals, he scares them away by dressing as a monster, saves the entrée for the night, names him Friday, and builds a fort. This master background from 1935 shows Mickey’s completed “Robinson Caruso” style fort.
As visible in the web image, there is paper loss to the lower edge and a piece of darkened tape by the lower left corner; these can be easily matted out. This piece exhibits age toning with a darker tinge of discoloration along the outer edges and small dark smudges by the upper left, right and lower right corner; these can be matted out. There is evidence of pin holes at the corners and a pin hole halfway across the upper edge. As pinning up work for evaluation was often part of the creative process, this is fairly common for this type of work. The upper and lower left corners exhibit light wear with miniscule paper loss. Not too noticeable are some darkened pin marks in the far left palm tree.