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    The Mad Doctor (United Artists, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Poor old Pluto is kidnapped and taken to an old mansion (inspired by Universal's horror film The Old Dark House) where the mad doctor wants to use him for an experimental transplant. Mickey Mouse has to come to his rescue and soon finds himself in the same predicament as Pluto; strapped to the operating table like Frankenstein's Monster. In fact, the "sets" used in this cartoon look like they were designed for 1931's Frankenstein. This stunning stone litho one sheet attests to the craftsmanship that the H.C. Miner litho company used for Disney's cartoon posters as it is positively bursting with color! The cartoon was released in January, 1933, making this one of the last one sheets that United Artists would issue for an individual cartoon. It has a few very tiny tears in the borders and some very minor separations beginning at the ends of the fold lines. Other than that, this poster is unbelievable and has to be physically seen in person to really be appreciated. This is one of the true classics in movie poster collecting that has a broad appeal to enthusiasts of animation, Disneyana, Americana and horror. When Butterfield's had their famous Disney movie poster sale back in October, 2000, this one sheet was one of the three Mickey Mouse one sheets that were missing from the sale. As of today, we know of only one other copy of this poster in existence and the condition of that copy is reportedly lesser. Very Fine/Near Mint.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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