An original production cel from a Walter Lantz animated short. Featuring a fabulous image of "The Admiral's Butler," the extremely unique hand-painted cel was created at the studio and used during the animation process, representing an actual frame of animation that appears in an early 1940’s short. After the success Courvoisier Galleries had in marketing the artwork of the Disney Studios, almost every major studio made their own attempt to market their production cels. In the case of this particular cel, it has been trimmed to 8”x6.5” and placed on a wood grain background with a custom mat. The mat is inscribed, "The Admiral's Butler---an original by Walter Lantz". A wonderful example of Lantz and Universal's attempts to market the artwork generated in the production of an animated short. The entire matted piece measures 12" x 10". The Butler's image size is 7" x 5". This piece is in good condition with some paint lifting and cracking, but all paint is intact.