When deadlines beckon, there is no such thing as weekends. Not even holiday weekends.
This week has been all about animation for me. Van Eaton Galleries (in Sherman Oaks) has been instrumental in putting this together. We’re almost there, as catalog layout has finally begun. The animation market has treated us well in the past year or so. Strike when the iron is hot, I suppose. This time around–our 3rd offering–there will be 912 lots. The usual blue chippers are represented: Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi and Alice in Wonderland.
It may seem that animation is Disney-dominated–I guess it is–but there are other worthy animators. Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker), for one. Charles Schulz (The Peanuts). Dr. Seuss, too. Even Maurice Sendak. There’s also Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera animation. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Toons. The Flintstones and Jetsons. Scooby-Doo. The Simpsons. The X-Men. The Smurfs. For Disneyana collectors, we will have vintage silkscreened attraction posters, ride vehicles, dolls, maquettes and animatronics heads. There will be something for everyone.
The catalog should be ready to go to print by the end of the week and will possibly be in our hands by the second week of June.