The Haggin Museum in Stockton, California is hosting an “animation family day at the museum” this month. To augment the activities, their archive pulled some untitled animation drawings in their collection for display — and wanted to find out more about them. They contacted me through my Cartoon Research website and I was able to identify much of the material (click thumbnail samples above).
Apparently the museum is possession of a cache of original pencil animation for a series of 1937 Columbia Screen Gems cartoons. Artwork above is from the shorts (left to right): I Want To Be An Actress (a Scrappy cartoon), Spring Festival (a Color Rhapsody) and The Masque Raid (a Krazy Kat cartoon). And there’s material from other films as well.
About this find, curator Kimberly D. Bowden wrote: