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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Original Production Animation Cels of Pluto and Fifi from "Society Dog Show," 1939

 

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pluto and Fifi from "Society Dog Show," 1939, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Pluto: 3 1/3 x 4 1/2", Fifi: 2 1/2 x 3", Image 8 x 9 1/2", Mat 15 1/4 x 16"; Matted with original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat.

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Society Dog Show (originally released on February 3, 1939) is a Walt Disney Company animated short film that was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Bill Roberts and animated by Al Eugster, Shamus Culhane, Fred Moore, John Lounsbery, Norm Ferguson, and Leo Salkin. The short is notable in that it was the last appearance of Mickey's older dotted eye character design.


Original Courvoisier Galleries label.

The plot summary of "Society Dog Show" is that Mickey Mouse (voiced by Walt Disney) enters his dog Pluto into an upscale dog show. While Mickey grooms Pluto, Pluto starts swooning over Fifi the Peke who is flirting with him in an adjoining grooming station. Chaos erupts when Pluto, annoyed by all the prodding during the dog show inspection, attacks the Dog Show Judge (voice by Pinto Colvig). Mickey and Pluto are thrown out of the Dog Show and onto the street. Suddenly a fire breaks out in the building when the flash powder from a camera ignites some of the Dog Show decoratons. Pluto bravely goes into the burning building and saves Fifi. The final scene is when the Dog Show Judge places a "Public Hero #1" medal around Pluto's neck, and he shares a hug with Fifi!


Close up of the original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pluto and Fifi.


Close up of the original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat.

This is a very rare Courvoisier setup of a pair of original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pluto and Fifi from the 1939 Walt Disney short film "Society Dog Show." Both Pluto and his love interest Fifi are full figure, eyes open, and smiling. A beautiful piece of vintage Disney animation artwork, and a great addition to any collection!