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Our mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit animation and cartoon art. Our goals include entertaining the public, serving as an educational resource, and broadly promoting public awareness of the art form.
It possesses the largest collection of comic books in the world and the only cartoon Hall of Fame. Highlights of our collection include the very first drawings Walt Disney made of Mickey and Minnie Mouse for his first film "Plane Crazy", which have been appraised at $3.7 million. The Museum's collected works contain many other rare examples of this pop culture art form. Included are over ten thousand books and one thousand hours of film, tapes, CD's and DVD's. Hundreds of pieces of framed art, a number of traveling exhibits and many large display figures round out the collection. The Museum's management conservatively estimates the value of the collections to currently be worth at least $20 million.
The Museum has built its collection entirely through donations of artwork by friends and supporters in the cartooning industry. For instance, the estate of Chester Gould, the creator of Dick Tracy, made a bequest of 7,000 of his comic strips. The Museum hopes to continue receiving generous support from such donors.
- The National Cartoon Museum
- New York NY
- United States 10118-0069