Walt Disney’s signed will, animation treasures up for auction

Walt Disney fans can buy a piece of history on Friday, when the late animation entrepreneur's signed will and other Disney collectibles go up for auction on Friday.

The "Animation and Disneyana Auction", held at "Profiles in History" a dealer in guaranteed-authentic, original historical memorabilia in Los Angeles, will offer 600 lots of animation art and Disney-related items.

The list includes animation frames from memorable films such as "Cinderella" and the holiday classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". A prop pistol from the original "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction at Walt Disney World will also go under the hammer.

Disney's last will and testament is expected to fetch between US$40,000 and US$60,000, said Brian Chanes, head of acquisitions at Profiles in History.

Disney co-founded an animation studio in 1923, which eventually grew into a feature film production studio with films such as "Bambi", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Bambi" and "Cinderella." He died in 1966, at age 65.

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