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Original Disneyland sketch by Herb Ryman is going to auction

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by raven24, May 12, 2017.

  1. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member

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    zooey Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the black and white version at the expo. I'd be surprised if the company doesn't buy this one. Seems like a very important thing to archive.
     
  3. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    $1 million? I realize it's valuable but that price sounds a bit extreme.
     
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    Stevek Well-Known Member

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    I'm really surprised the company allowed this to get out of their hands. I too would not be surprised if they try to buy it back at auction...if there was every a piece they might want to own, this would be it.
     
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    Stevek Well-Known Member

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    Iger blows his nose with million dollar bills...he should buy this thing.
     
  6. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    And blow his nose with it? :D
     
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    I would have thought this was already in the Disney Archive. I hope they bid on it.
     
  8. Stevek

    Stevek Well-Known Member

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    Blow, wipe...whatever works.
     
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    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    It's the NY Post. Good journalism has never been one of its attributes.
     
  11. dweezil78

    dweezil78 Well-Known Member

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    Just poor reporting. Apparently several different publications misinterpreted Van Eaton's press release. There was a part that said Herb or Walt or someone else may have colored in Herb's drawing.
     
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  12. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Really? I didn't notice that. I think I copied a different link, the first article I read came from another source.
     
  13. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I agree with others. I'm sure Disney will bid and most likely get it back. I had no clue the sketch wasn't in their possession.

    Would be great if this went to the Disney Gallery on Main Street at Disneyland.
     
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    if this is really the authentic piece, it's shocking that Disney doesn't own it- this is a huge piece of history for the company and the parks!
     
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    dweezil78 Well-Known Member

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    There are several iterations of this same piece used for different purposes. Disney displayed one that they own at the 2013 D23 Expo.
     
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    From the current owner, "It was always my desire to somehow return it to Disney,” he said. “I wanted it to go home. For 40 years, that has been my wish.”

    Did he try calling the Disney Archive and offer to donate back to them since it doesn't look like he paid for it in the first place. In 40 years he couldn't just give it back? Well, I guess $1,000,000 payday is stronger than the desire to return it to Disney.
     
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    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thought.

    My preference would be for it to be donated to The Disney Family Museum. As much as I love the WDCo it would be nice for something this personal to be displayed in an environment less commercial than a Disney theme park.
     
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    And what is hysterical is John McClintock, the Disney spokesman, who tries to downplay the whole thing.

    “It predates any work on Disneyland and it doesn’t really resemble Disneyland, so you can’t really use that as a template for how the park developed,” McClintock said. http://nypost.com/2017/05/10/walt-disneys-original-disneyland-map-could-sell-for-1m/

    Hey, McClintock, for several decades your company has been touting this artwork and the "Weekend with Walt n' Herbie" story behind it as the sacred birth of Walt Disney's living dream of Disneyland. It's kind of a big deal, but we understand you trying to cool down the bidding war. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow. I kinda wish they wouldn't crap on their own legacy just to keep the price down.
     
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