Thursday, July 30, 2015

Original Production Drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Canine Caddy," 1941

Original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from "Canine Caddy," 1941; Red, green, and graphite pencil on peg hole paper; Numbered 60 lower right with animation ladder right; Size - Mickey Mouse: 4 x 6", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed.

The plot of "Canine Caddy" is that Mickey Mouse is on the links going golfing, and Pluto is his caddy. Besides the usual caddy duties like carrying the bag of golf clubs and removing the flag from the hole cup; Pluto also chases after the ball and once he finds it he points. However, when the ball lands in a gopher hole, Pluto begins to chase the gopher. They chase each other throughout the golf course and finally find there way to a small hill. Mickey is on top of the hill getting ready to putt his ball into the cup, when Pluto and the gopher's chase makes so many holes in the hill, that it finally collapses.

Close up of the Mickey Mouse production drawing.

This was the second to last Mickey Mouse cartoon of 1941 and just two more Mickey cartoons were made in 1942; after which Mickey did not appear again until 1947. For "Canine Caddy" Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse and Pinto Colvig provided the voice of both Pluto and the gopher.

Close up of the production number.

This drawing is when Mickey is getting ready to putt his ball; just after he has trimmed the grass from the ball to the cup, with a hand held trimmer. This is a great full figure and eyes open Mickey Mouse drawing from 1941 playing golf, from one of the finest Walt Disney shorts.

To view the scene which this drawing was used to create, click on the short video below: