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A few weeks ago, I was introduced to a group called Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. who are raising funds in order to restore animation pioneer, Walt Disney’s original Laugh-O-Gram Studio. The Laugh-O-Gram Studio was a film studio located on the second floor of the McConahay Building in Kansas City, Missouri. The studio served as a vital location for Walt Disney and his animation team in its early years. It is said to be the place that provided Walt Disney with his inspiration to create Mickey Mouse.

Laugh-O-Gram Animation Studio, circa 1920’s

Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney founded Laugh-O-Gram Studio in May, 1922. The company received an $11,000 contract to produce six fairy tale cartoons for Pictorial Clubs, Inc. Unfortunately the company experienced problems making ends meet in its very short existence and declared bankruptcy in July, 1923.  Disney moved to Hollywood, California selling his movie camera and earning enough money for a one-way train ticket & the rest is history.

Walt Disney, 1922

I will be donating a limited edition print of  my hand-drawn pen & ink illustration of the Cinderella Castle featured below to the group for a charity fundraiser which will go towards raising funds to restore the studio.


Click the link below to the National Landmarks section of my fine art website to purchase this  immaculate detailed hand-drawn print which makes a great gift for your princess’ bedroom or as cover art for wedding invitations, prints or programs.

Steel City Artist Illustrations – National Landmarks

Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.

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