Van Eaton Galleries planning Cartoon Auction

Prepare to geek-out. Mike Van Eaton is co-producing a major animation art auction in Los Angeles on Saturday May 14th. The auction is a joint venture between Van Eaton Galleries and Profiles In History and will contain rare animation related items, including production art, Disneyana, Movie Posters, Hostorical Documents, etc. Mike says:

“I honestly dont think there has been a major LIVE animation art auction in at least 15 years. It will be held here in Los Angeles, with live bidding as well as bidding on the internet, etc. Let your readers know that we are still accepting consignments, at least till the end of the week, and then we will start to build the catalog.”

So, if you have anything incredible you want to auction off, send a note and a jpeg to VEGALLERY-at-aol.com. In the meantime, Mike is sending me sneak-peeks of art and other things already accepted for the auction – and has allowed me to share them on the Brew. First up, a few of the incredible vintage posters from Disney (above) and Ub Iwerks, Mutt & Jeff, Scrappy and Dinky Doodle. View the gallery after the jump.


More to come…


  • Robert Barker

    Is anyone else having trouble downloading any of this? I keep getting the little red X in the corner.

  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik

    Dude, I’m really trying hard to read the article, but for some reason all I see is Mickey Mouse dressed up in minstrel makeup.

  • Ken Cope

    Watching Mickey’s posse dress up in blackface for Mickey’s Mellerdrammer (and Mickey plays not just Uncle Tom, he plays Topsy) shows that it’s kind of redundant to apply blackface to a character that already is a blackface character. Mickey’s Mellerdrammer is readily viewable on youtube; it’s just really embarrassing to watch.