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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Original Production Animation Cel of Pablo The Penguin On A Courvoisier Background from "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" Segment of "The Three Caballeros," 1944


Original hand painted and hand inked production cel of Pablo The Penguin on a hand painted Courvoisier background from "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" segment of "The Three Caballeros," 1944; Size - Pablo: 5 3/4 x 6 1/4", Image 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"; Unframed.

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"The Three Caballeros," 1944 is an animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions which premiered in Mexico City on December 21, 1944, in the United States on February 3, 1945, and in the United Kingdom in March. The film focuses on a fantastic adventure which occurs through  Latin America and is combination of both live-action and animation.

The film stars Donald Duck, who is joined by his old friend José Carioca, the cigar-smoking parrot from "Saludos Amigos," 1942 (representing Brazil); and later becomes friends with the pistol-packing rooster, Panchito Pistoles (representing Mexico). The film is laid out as a series of individual segments that are connected by Donald Duck opening birthday gifts from his Latin American friends. Several Latin American stars appear in the film including; singers Aurora Miranda (sister of Carmen Miranda) and Dora Luz, and the singer and dancer Carmen Molina.

"The Cold-Blooded Penguin" segment of "The Three Caballeros" stars a penguin named Pablo and it was narrated by the great Sterling Holloway (the original voice of Winnie The Pooh and many other Disney characters). Pablo lives in Antarctica but he is always cold and stays close to his old trusty stove, "Smokey Joe." Pablo becomes fed up with the freezing conditions of the South Pole and decides to leave home and sets out for warmer climates. He makes several attempts to get out of Antarctica; and eventually he puts together a boat utilizing his stove and a bathtub and sails north, and finally settles on a warm island.

This is a fantastic original production cel of Pablo the Cold-Blooded Penguin! He is full figure, eyes open, and he has his stove "Smokey Joe" attached to his back as he sets out on skies for warmer weather. He is wearing his blue coat, red hat, and his yellow scarf. This is an original Courvoisier cel setup complete with the original airbrushed background.