Rare Walt Disney "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Personal Presentation Nautilus To Be Auctioned at Van Eaton Galleries

700 Items to Auction in One Day - Van Eaton Galleries has announced The Art of Entertainment, a pop culture & Disneyland auction taking place May 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- THE ART OF ENTERTAINMENT, A POP CULTURE & DISNEYLAND AUCTION, WILL FEATURE RARE DISNEYLAND MEMORABILIA INCLUDING PROPS, ORIGINAL ART, ATTRACTION POSTERS, SOUVENIRS, ATTRACTION MODELS, & MAPS, AND POP CULTURE ITEMS WHICH DEFINED OUR YOUTH

May 4th, 2019 10:00 a.m. PT – 700 Items to Auction in One Day
Van Eaton Galleries has announced The Art of Entertainment, a pop culture & Disneyland auction taking place May 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California. A striking item included in the collection is a very rare, one-of-a-kind original presentation Nautilus used by Walt Disney in 1954 to promote the feature film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". The model can be seen with Walt Disney in television programs and promotional imagery from the 1950s. Constructed by hand from wood, this large Nautilus model was chosen by Walt Disney to introduce general audiences to his historic Nautilus prior to the release of the film.

The iconic imagery of the Nautilus influenced the Disney theme parks, with the fleet from Walt Disney World's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage" attraction modeled after the Nautilus from the original film. This Nautilus model is an incredible part of the creation and history of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and holds the distinction of being personally handled by Walt Disney. (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000).

The Art of Entertainment auction also offers hundreds of rare and historic Disneyland artifacts including original art, props, posters, models, theme park booklets, employee handbooks, souvenirs, signs, attraction models, maps, and more.

Exciting Disneyland highlights include: an extremely rare Jungle Cruise Prop Impala Ear Display (Disneyland c. 1955) belonging to the audio-animatronic "Impala" from the attraction (Estimate: $1,500-$2,000); a very rare "Pirates of the Caribbean" original painting (Disneyland c. 1957-1962) created by Imagineer Bruce Bushman during early development of the attraction (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Tom Sawyer Island "North Inlet" wooden sign (Estimate: $1,500-$2,000); a rare "Sailing Ship Columbia" attraction poster (Disneyland, 1958) from Frontierland (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000); a Disneyland child's "Special Guest" ticket book (Disneyland, 1966), with front admission ticket and interior "A" through "E" tickets still intact (Estimate: $200-$400); a Disneyland Tinker Bell 25 year service award (Estimate: $500-$800); an extremely rare "Adventure Thru Inner Space Atommobile" Prop (Disneyland c. 1967), from the attraction (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000); an original "Fantasyland" attraction poster (Disneyland, 1955), featuring Dumbo, the Mad Tea Party, and King Arthur's Carousel (Estimate: $5,000-$8,000); an original Disneyland Hotel Attraction poster (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); a "Fantasmic!" crocodile model by Kevin Kidney (Disneyland, 1990) (Estimate:$2,000-$4,000) a complete set of 6 near-attraction posters from 1966 (Estimate: $3,500-$4,500); an original Mark Twain and Keel Boats 1955 attraction poster (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000); a "Big Thunder Mountain" 1980 brownline (Estimate: $400-$600); an original 1959 "Matterhorn Bobsleds" attraction poster (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000) and hundreds of other Disneyland artifacts and memorabilia.

"The Art of Entertainment" auction showcases decades of film, television, and print work which has defined pop culture in our lifetime, as well as an extraordinary collection of Disneyland memorabilia. This collection brings together a massive and varied array of art, props, original paintings and drawings, memorabilia, and collectibles from some of the most famous moments in popular entertainment. We are honored to be able to offer such remarkable items to fans and collectors around the globe. – Mike Van Eaton, Co-Founder, Van Eaton Galleries

For more information or to order a collectible catalog visit http://www.vegalleries.com/popculture
To register to bid in the auction go to http://www.vegalleries.com/bidnow

Link to hi-res images included in this news announcement available at:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uacnsdb-c-oMsxbHN9RlD0oqo5ilV4xA?usp=sharing
Photo Credits: Van Eaton Galleries

THE ART OF ENTERTAINMENT AUCTION LOCATION
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91423

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
May 4, 2019
10:00 A.M. Pacific Time

FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Tuesday, April 9thFriday, May 3rd
Tuesdays Through Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 12-4
At Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California

To register to bid in the auction go to http://www.vegalleries.com/bidnow

Link to hi-res images included this news announcement and other auction highlights - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uacnsdb-c-oMsxbHN9RlD0oqo5ilV4xA

ABOUT VAN EATON GALLERIES
Van Eaton Galleries is one of the world's premier original animation art and collectibles galleries. The Gallery is located in Sherman Oaks, California and specializes in unique original animation artwork. Established in 1994, the gallery offers distinct collections from the world of animation and special exhibits and events for collectors, fans and guests from around the globe. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Van Eaton Galleries has offered such collections as That's from Disneyland, The Story of Disneyland, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, and animation artwork from Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth and many others. For more information, please visit http://www.vegalleries.com. All hi-res images are available. Email caroline(at)m2mpr(dot)com for images

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