An interesting Donald Duck model sheet featuring Don’s head construction.

This model sheet shows Donald’s various moods and stuff and looks as though it dates from the late 1940s or 1950s. Also, I find it interesting that Don is smoking a cigarette as I’m not sure that he has ever smoked in the cartoons or comics. (I could be wrong!) I know that there is a Goofy cartoon about trying to quit smoking but it is interesting that the artist thought to include it in Donald’s model sheet. Perhaps it was an incidental thing or perhaps I have just seen cartoons where his smoking habit has been edited out.

Here’s another nice piece of animation art that was on eBay recently from around the same era as the above model sheet. This is a model sheet featuring Donald, Daisy and the three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.