c1990 Original Disney Fantasia Film Cartoon by Hector Breeze


An original pen and ink drawing cartoon by the renowned humorous cartoonist Hector Breeze.

It is from his personal collection and has final print dimensions and the caption written in pencil. It shows Mickey Mouse with his agent and the caption: -“as it happens they’re looking for an actor like you to star in the re-make of something or other”. The cartoon refers to the 1990 re-release of the 1946 film Fantasia by the Walt Disney Studios. The cartoon is signed. And mounted in a glazed frame. Condition is good, with minor foxing.

Hector Breeze was born in London, in 1928. He was first employed in a government drawing office and studied art at evening classes before selling his first drawing to Melody Maker in 1957.Breeze has since worked in advertising and produced cartoons for Private Eye, Punch, Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, Daily Sketch and Guardian (letters page). He was appointed Pocket Cartoonist by the Daily Express in 1982. Best known for his drawings featuring impoverished gentry with characteristic chinless faces and tiny dot eyes, Ralph Steadman wrote in 1996 that Breeze's "clumsy bewildered characters restore my faith in the seriously daft."

For its fiftieth anniversary (1990), Fantasia returned to 550 theatres nationwide, in its traditional 1946 version including the live action scenes with Taylor and the original Stokowski score, along with an added end credits sequence. The film underwent a two-year restoration process which began after a six-month search to piece together the original negatives that had been in storage since 1946. This marked the first time since then that a release of the film had been processed from the original and not from a copy. The Stokowski soundtrack was digitally remastered using the 1955 magnetic soundtrack, with an estimated three thousand pops and hisses being removed in the process.

Size: 30.5 x 26 x 1 cm (12 x 10 ¼ x 3/8 inches)
Weight: 612 g