The Art of Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Sotherby's Auction Catalog



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Sotheby's auction of animation cels and production backgrounds from the Disney live-action/animated film.

  • 394 lots described & fully illustrated in color.
  • 394 lots of animation set-ups (animation cels matched with their live action background).
  • With a short flipbook in the corner of Jessica Rabbit strutting and another flipbook of Roger Rabbit mugging. Plus additional black & white illustrations.

This came from the library of Burny Mattinson (1935-2023), an animator, director, producer, and story artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, from 1953 until his death in 2023. Mattinson directed Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective. He was named a Disney Legend in 2008 and was the longest serving employee of The Walt Disney Company, with a career that spanned almost 70 years. His extensive library included numerous subjects and especially large collections of books on Disney, animation, and classic comic strips.


Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ (1/2" tear to back cover, light wear to the corners, interior Fine, very flat, tight, clean)
From the library of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

10.7 inches
8.25 inches
over 400 color illustrations