These Disney Commercial Cels Designed by Tom Oreb Can Be Yours

A little Cartoon Modern inspiration for a Monday morning: these Donald Duck and Alice in Wonderland production cel/master backgrounds from mid-1950s Disney TV commercials are currently up for auction at Heritage Auctions. They’re affordable at the moment, but likely won’t be by the time the auction is over. The character designer on these spots was Tom Oreb (better known for his work on Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom), and the background layout artist was Vic Haboush. (Disclosure: Heritage Auctions is an advertiser on Cartoon Brew.)

Here are a few other characters and spots that Tom Oreb designed for Disney’s short-lived TV commercial unit:


  • khan8282

    If I could own black & white cartoon modern sketches of Mickey designed by someone who was on the Disney payroll I would hang them on my wall and tell every visitor I had what they were and where they came from and they would be entertained.

    • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

      We all dream of that.

  • Muddler

    Amid – where/when is the auction at? Nothing on Heritage Auction is posted:(

    • AmidAmidi

      The auctions are linked in this post.

  • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

    And yet I still can’t quite get into the new Mickey Mouse shorts at all, go figure?