Last night a friend gave me an early Christmas gift of an old issue of Street & Smith’s PIC magazine, cover dated April 4th, 1939. PIC is an odd, oversized LIFE magazine knock-off, with plenty of articles covering Hollywood and Broadway. This issue featured a 3-page spread on the current (and last) Silly Symphony short, The Ugly Duckling (which was released on April 9th). I scanned the pages for you (click thumbnails below to read), but please excuse the fact that my scanner was barely able to scan the oversize pages. It’s a nice pictorial, giving the public a glimpse behind the scenes with story sketches and model sheets – once again stating that Disney cartoons are “never written, but drawn”.

(Thanks, Mark Trost)

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Jerry Beck

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