Super animation art collector Ryan Englade is putting some choice Fleischer Studios pieces up for auction on October 21 and 22. The auction is via S/R Labs with a hard-copy catalog available on October 4th; and posted entirely on their website on October 14.
Among the highlights: these original maquettes for Mr. Bug Goes To Town characters (above, and check The New York Times clipping in the thumbnails below).
Something else you don’t see everyday, original backgrounds from several Color Classics cartoons (click to enlarge):
Kids In A Shoe
Christmas Comes But Once A Year
Little Dutch Mill
How about this original layout drawing for a Popeye cartoon one-sheet poster?
Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh
And take a look at these original BGs from earlier pre-code black and white Fleischers. Click to enlarge. No prizes – but I’ll allow our readers to identify which cartoons these are from…