Description (from Howard
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
six (6) original production animation drawings

blue pencil on six (6) untrimmed animation sheets, image size ranges: 1.75" x 2.25" to 2" x 3"

These six (6) lively rough animation drawings in sequence of Dr. David Q. Dawson, Basil of Baker Street's loyal companion, were created by Disney supervising animator Hendel Butoy in development of a scene in the animated feature based on the story Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus. All are animator's extreme drawings with grid drawn at upper right.

Basil and Dawson are trapped in "Ratigan's secret lair," bound in to his fiendish device, and about to be "horribly splatted,." At first Basil wallows in self-pity but is cajoled by Dawson into devising an escape. His plan to set the device off early shocks Dawson, who blurts out: "Basil, wait! I didn't mean..."

Supervising animator Hendel Butoy drew Basil and Dawson in this scene, and these are likely his drawings. The animator wrote the studio designations "1", "5", "8", "16", "22" and "25" at lower right to mark each drawing's place in the scene. Dawson's word of dialogue—"wait" or "I"— is written at the top of four of the sheets. Our certificate of authenticity is included.

There is light handling: FINE+ condition.

Art is © to The Walt Disney Company