The presentation includes more than 700 rare and never-seen-before items issued by the studio and its iconic movies, launching Wednesday at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The auction is set for June 18.
A pair of diving boots from “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and shoes inspired by “Bambi” are among the items up for bids.
The original screen-used footwear from Disney’s 1954 film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” are 11-pound authentic diving boots, valued between $200 and $400. A pair of “Bambi” baby shoes released by the studio during the 1950s, intended as a nursery room accessory, is valued between $100 and $200.
Among the collection’s highlights are an original score for the first song written about Mickey Mouse (estimate: $15,000 to $20,000); early drawings, vintage toys, artwork and props from Disney films.
A portion of the auction funds will benefit the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases.