This was a Disney/Ryman sketch, but the article says "hand drawn poster created by Walt Disney." Weird how Herb is not acknowledged.Wish I had the cash to even attend the auction, let alone buy the sketch.
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.
I had the same thought.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.
And what is hysterical is John McClintock, the Disney spokesman, who tries to downplay the whole thing.There are several iterations of this same piece used for different purposes. Disney displayed one that they own at the 2013 D23 Expo.
Wow. I kinda wish they wouldn't crap on their own legacy just to keep the price down.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.