While I prefer to keep this with us, our kids are grown and we're looking at moving my mother into our house so we have to part with some items. What your purchasing is a sketch of Pumbaa that was used during the production of Disney's Lion King. It has been authenticated by the Disney animator as his own. If you look closely in the background you will see two other "crude" stick figures which according to the artist, Tony Bancroft, represented Timon.He drew Timon in as stick figure and which would be a rough marker for where Timon was in the scene. I needed it for an eye line.
" ABOUT TONY BANCROFT: Following his work on such feature length productions as "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Aladdin", Tony was appointed Supervising Animator on the 1992 Academy Award winning feature "The Lion King, and was responsible for creating, designing and overseeing the animation of Pumbaa, the warthog. His exemplary work led, at the age of 30, to the opportunity to co-direct Disney's 36th animation masterpiece, "Mulan". It earned Tony an Annie Award for Best Director, the animation industry's highest honor. He was also the Supervising Animator of the character Kronk in Disney's Christmas 2000 release of "The Emperor's New Groove". The drawing is framed and ready to go to a new home that will get just as much enjoyment as we have.